Energy Systems

Institute for Energy Systems (IES) at the School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

An underwater view of the turbines in the Flowave tidal and wave tank

Research in the Institute for Energy Systems (IES) delivers world leading research in low carbon energy systems, technology and policy.

Electronics Research

Each of the following Research Institutes is a major centre of expertise and between them they span much of modern engineering:

Postgraduate researchers in an engineering laboratory

MScR - Masters by Research

Testing advanced tomography methods in our Agile Tomography Lab at the Institute for Digital Communication

Degree Programmes and Duration

Current students assisting visitors at a University of Edinburgh Open Day

Open Days are a great opportunity to come and see the University for yourself. You can find out about student life in Edinburgh from the people who know it best - our students and staff.

Sanderson Building, The School of Engineering

Over 200 staff and 2000 students sit within five teaching Disciplines and seven Research Institutes covering the breadth and depth of world-leading engineering.

Professor Peter Fraenkel MBE, Visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh, is the third recipient of the Scottish Government's Saltire Prize Medal. The award is for his outstanding contribution to the development of tidal energy over three decades.

Peter Fraenkel MBE and Seagen on installation barge

The Arkwright Scholarships Trust has made its 2012 award of Scholarships for aspiring leaders in engineering. 335 Scholarships for school students and 4 Undergraduate Scholarships were awarded – the largest ever annual number.

Professor Peter Grant giving his speech at the Arkwright Scholarships

Professor Stephen Salter honoured for his contributions and innovations to mitigating climate change.

  • Pioneering work in the fields of renewable energy and geoengineering.

Professor Stephen Salter


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