ICIT, the Orkney Campus of Heriot Watt University

ICIT, the Orkney Campus of Heriot Watt University

The International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT) was established in Stromness in 1989. ICIT is Heriot Watt University’s Orkney Campus, and is recognised as a world leader in research, training and consultancy, with particular expertise in renewable energy, marine science and environmental resources.

ICIT offers a unique opportunity to study in the “hub” of the renewable energy industry in Stromness. Our four Masters Degree programmes attract students from around the world, and are designed to produce highly qualified graduates ready for the workplace. The courses offered are:

  • MSc Renewable Energy Development (RED)
  • MSc Marine Renewable Energy (MRE)
  • MSc Marine Resource Management (MRM)
  • MSc Marine Planning for Sustainable Development (MPSD)

Through Distance Learning of our Renewable Energy programmes (RED and MRE), we offer flexible learning solutions for people who wish to study while in employment, or who are not in a position to relocate to Orkney. Through the online learning, students from a wide variety of backgrounds can take MSc courses which provide the skills and knowledge needed to work in the dynamic renewable sector.

Over the past 25 years ICIT has significantly shaped and developed the thriving marine renewables industry as well as sustainable developments found in Orkney today. By studying with us you have the opportunity to learn from people directly involved in research and projects supporting the development of the renewables and marine energy sector.

We continue to develop a strong research and consultancy portfolio, enjoying mutually productive links with industry, Government and other academic bodies at local, national and international levels. Our current internationally recognised research is focused on the wave and tidal marine renewable energy sector.

To date, we have over 400 Masters Graduates since 1990, over 150 MSc Distance Learning graduates from around the world, and 12 successful Orkney-based PhDs awarded.

For more information please email ICIT@hw.ac.uk or phone +44 (0) 1856 850605.

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Services provided: University, Consultancy & Research, Diving & Marine Services, Education, Energy Conservation, Environmental Consultants, Fish Farming & Fisheries, Further & Higher Education, Marine Consultants, Engineers & Supplies, Renewable Energy

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