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The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences was established in 2002 and embraces the disciplines of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Brewing & Distilling.
A range of Masters programmes are offered within these disciplines. This diversity reflects the interdisciplinary nature of research and associated industries, taking full advantage of the interactions between science and engineering.
Heriot-Watt University School of Engineering and Physical Sciences Master Programmes include:
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
MSc Brewing & Distilling
MSc Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices
MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
MSc Smart Systems Integration
Built on a strong foundation of core strengths in each of these areas, we have the expertise to tackle a wide range of challenging and important problems ranging from the truly fundamental to the fully applied and to provide high-level, specialised training to satisfy the needs of modern industry.
Our courses are designed to meet the needs of our students and their future employers. The School enjoys an international reputation for its research and its close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology, reflecting the importance that the University attaches to the quality of its teaching, research and student support.
Our graduates have always enjoyed an excellent reputation for their employability. Whilst many of them go on into careers in science and engineering, they are in great demand in other professions, for example in the financial sector and in general management, because of their training and abilities in quantitative problem-solving and analytical skills.
"We are proud of our international research reputation and close connection with the professional and industrial world of science, engineering and technology. Our programmes are designed to meet the needs of our students and their future employers, offering the highest degree of flexibility and choice within the wide range of topics available. With a strong foundation of core strengths, we have the expertise to tackle a wide range of challenging and important problems." Prof. Steve McLaughlin, Head of School of EPS
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Heriot-Watt has opened GRID - a facility for global research, innovation and discovery. The £19m facility is part of Heriot-Watt's wider investment in digital technologies and will facilitate a change in the way the University teaches, facilitates learning and nurtures entrepreneurial talent.
Heriot-Watt has also been chosen as the home of the UK's first National Robotarium, a joint venture between the University and University of Edinburgh.
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This programme aims to develop the knowledge and skills of a Bachelor’s-level graduate Mechanical Engineering to Masters level through advanced teaching, design work and research. Read more
This programme prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research. It covers a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering, to business studies and production management. Read more
The programme prepares candidates for entry into the malting, brewing or distilling industries, or to conduct research. It covers a broad range of subjects, from brewing science and chemical engineering, to business studies and production management. Read more
MSc Brewing and Distilling with Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with high level education in brewing and distilling and key transferable professional skills which will provide entry to careers in these industries, including private entrepreneurial ventures. Read more
This course combines engineering and business studies and is offered by the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences but includes contributions from all Engineering disciplines represented at Heriot-Watt and from the Edinburgh Business School (EBS). Read more
The photonics research groups in the physics departments of Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews Universities are internationally renowned, and have many links with industrial and university groups around the world. Read more
This is an advanced MSc programme in the rapidly expanding area of telecommunications engineering. The programme offers a balance between theory and practice (hardware and software based projects) and is aimed at telecommunications, electrical, electronic, physics/mathematics and computer engineering graduates. Read more