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At the Energy programme from Heriot-Watt Dubai you will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of renewable and non-renewable energy technologies with the flexibility to tailor the technical and business training to the requirements of the company’s research area and your career aspirations.

Key facts:

The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Engineering and Energy combines advanced technical and management training with PhD level research in partnership with an industrial partner/sponsor.

Research projects will be directly relevant to the strategic plans of your industrial partner and cover a wide range of topics in the interrelated, and globally critical, areas of engineering and energy.

EngD in Energy graduates will meet the R&D needs of the Energy sector, but also open up opportunities in associated industries. The energy sector drives innovation and value across the economy, pervading sectors like transportation, environment, and manufacturing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Energy
  • Process Intensification
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Technology Future and Business Strategy

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

This programme will admit graduates primarily with physical sciences and engineering degrees. The EngD qualification at Dubai caters for potential candidates who are currently working in industry, or facilitate knowledge transfer from Heriot-Watt to industry with a new recruit.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12048 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48181 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12048 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48181 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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  • AED 198,000 excluding VAT which is to be paid by the industrial partner. 
  • AED 72,000 for the first year and AED 42,000 for years 2, 3 and 4 (excluding VAT).

Living costs for Dubai

  • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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