Ph. D. On Campus


Heriot-Watt University Dubai

48 months
12457 EUR/year
12457 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Energy programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai is an alternative to the traditional PhD to help you continue your career in industry. The EngD is equivalent to a PhD in its intellectual challenge, but as a research engineer (EngD) student, your research will be industry-led and your project will involve your company as an industrial sponsor. 


Energy programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai provides an unparalleled opportunity to gain experience working at the cutting-edge of research that is relevant to the industry. 

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.

The Energy programme from Heriot-Watt University Dubai 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.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy
  • Process Intensification
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchangers
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Technology Future and Business Strategy
  • Critical Analysis and Research Preparation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    12457 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49830 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • National

    12457 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 49830 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
  • 207,900 AED (covers full four year EngD)

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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