Heriot-Watt University

Sustainability Engineering MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Heriot-Watt University
In Currie

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Currie (Scotland)
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  • Postgraduate
  • Currie (Scotland)
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Description

Home Postgraduate study Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering Sustainability EngineeringSustainability Engineering MSc/Diploma/CertificateHow to apply »DeliveryFull-time, Part-time, Per courseProgramme typeTaughtStudy locationEdinburghEntry dateSeptemberOverviewProgramme contentEntry requirementsFees & scholarshipsOverviewSustainability Engineering concerns responsible use of the world's finite natural resources in a manner which will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This requires Engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, disassembly and recycling within the design process.



This programme will produce well-balanced fully aware sustainability management and development practitioners who are able to analyse and assess the essence of sustainability issues and to formulate the required strategy to implement practical sustainable development solutions in business and society. Industry requires a practical framework to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development. This course aims to provide that framework by: providing an overview of methodology, technology and management tools that could be used to narrow the 'sustainable gap' developing an overall awareness of the real causes of environmental degradation developing the awareness of the relevant scientific and engineering principles fundamental to the understanding of the problem and solution to this environmental degradation. In the MSc dissertation, students either conduct “in-house” laboratory-based projects or are placed in an industrial or commercial setting where they undertake environmental management system assessments or technical design analyses. Companies that have participated in student placements include McFarlan Smith, Hinicio, William Grant & Sons, The Scotch Whisky Research Institute,...

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Currie (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton, EH14 4AS

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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Engineering
IT Development
IT Management
Management
Design
Part Time
Management Development
Technology
Recycling
Materials
Industry

Course programme

Overview

Sustainability Engineering concerns responsible use of the world's finite natural resources in a manner which will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This requires Engineers to make optimum use of energy and materials, to mitigate any associated environmental impacts, and to fully embrace concepts such as life cycle analysis, disassembly and recycling within the design process.

This programme will produce well-balanced fully aware sustainability management and development practitioners who are able to analyse and assess the essence of sustainability issues and to formulate the required strategy to implement practical sustainable development solutions in business and society.

Industry requires a practical framework to meet the challenge of achieving sustainable development. This course aims to provide that framework by:

  • providing an overview of methodology, technology and management tools that could be used to narrow the 'sustainable gap'
  • developing an overall awareness of the real causes of environmental degradation
  • developing the awareness of the relevant scientific and engineering principles fundamental to the understanding of the problem and solution to this environmental degradation.

In the MSc dissertation, students either conduct “in-house” laboratory-based projects or are placed in an industrial or commercial setting where they undertake environmental management system assessments or technical design analyses. Companies that have participated in student placements include McFarlan Smith, Hinicio, William Grant & Sons, The Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Caledonian Alloys, Nextek Ltd, FEAT Enterprises, United Wire Ltd, and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.

Programme duration
  • One year (MSc)
  • 9 months (Diploma)
  • 6 months (Certificate)

May also be available part-time over 2 years.

Additional information

Programme contentThe MSc course is offered on a full-time basis over one year and part-time over two years. The course will: Introduce, develop and reinforce a working knowledge of the relevant science and technology within a holistic framework (Environmental Science and Engineering, Energy, Recycling, Sustainability Management, Environmental Economics). Foster an awareness of the context and of the ’behind the scenes’ framework within which the environmental degradation and sustainability problem and solution are enacted. Break down the barriers between and within...

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