Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)

UCAS code H801
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What is special about this course?

If you are interested in the role energy has to play in the future of engineering, the BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering degree is for you. The degree has been designed to meet the needs of the industry, ensuring you will be highly employable after graduation.  

You will explore both conventional energy systems and renewable energy technologies. You will also undertake an engineering project, which will showcase your skills and knowledge in solving an industry-related problem to prospective employers.

Special features

  • You will study emerging technology, making you highly employable for the future
  • You will develop relevant key employability skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and interpersonal skills
  • You will undertake major industry-related projects to showcase your expertise in solving engineering problems
  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional circumstances
  • You can exit at each level with a valuable qualification

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BCC or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade CC or above
  • You must have Higher or A level Maths at grade C or above PLUS
  • National 5 Physics or Engineering Science and English at grade C, or GCSE Physics and English at grade C or above, or equivalent
  • Alternatively, completion of Foundation Apprenticeship Engineering
  • Applicants with other qualifications including relevant National Certificates (SCQF level 6) and Higher National Certificates (SCQF level 7) will be considered on an individual basis

 Direct entry to year three requirements:

  • Completion of the HND Engineering Systems may allow advanced entry to year three of the degree. For 2018 entry, you will study the modules from our ordinary degree, the BEng Energy Engineering; see the course 'Content' tab for details. To make an application please use the 'Apply' tab and indicate year three entry on your application

 Direct entry to year four (honours) requirements:

  • Completion of the BEng Energy Engineering, BEng Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, or other equivalent ordinary engineering degree. The honours year is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will provide you with the full academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng); see course 'Content' tab for details. To make an application please use the ‘Apply’ tab and indicate year four entry on your application

Access routes

Relevant Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP):

  • Access to: Engineering (Edinburgh College)
  • Access to: Engineering (Fife College)
  • Access to: Engineering (North East College)
  • Access to: Physical Sciences (Dundee & Angus College)
  • Access to: Physical Sciences (Edinburgh College)

Successful completion of one of the above programmes, including Maths Unit 2 D322 12 and Maths Unit 3 D323 12.

  • Other relevant National Certificates (SCQF level 6) and Higher National Certificates (SCQF level 7) will be considered on an individual basis

Year 1 - CertHE

Modules may include:

  • Science for engineers 1
  • Electrical and electronics 1
  • Practical skills 1
  • Thermodynamics and fluids 1
  • Statics and dynamics 1
  • Core maths 1

 

Year 2 - DipHE

Modules may include:

  • Practical skills 2
  • Statics and dynamics 2
  • Electrical 2
  • Core maths 2
  • Engineering business skills 2
  • Thermodynamics and fluids 2 or electronics 2

 

Year 3 - BEng

Modules may include:

  • Project and project management 3, or work-based initiative 3
  • Electrical 3, or statics and dynamics 3
  • Conventional energy systems 3
  • Renewable energy generation 3
  • Control and instrumentation 3

For 2018 direct entry to year 3, the core module is:

  • Project and management

Options include:

  • Energy and the environment
  • Renewable energy technology
  • Energy efficiency in the built environment
  • Mechanical 1
  • Electrical 1

Year 4 - BEng (Hons)

Modules may include:

  • Project and project management 4
  • Electrical 4, or electronics 4
  • Statics and dynamics 4
  • Wind energy 4

You will also complete an option module which may include:

  • Future energy systems
  • Design for quality and reliabilty
  • Control and instrumentation 4

For 2018 direct entry to year four, the modules are:

  • Engineering project and project management
  • Advanced mechanical engineering principles
  • Design for quality and reliability
  • Future energy systems
  • Wind energy

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • This programme will be delivered through a unique blend of learning and teaching. A variety of media will be used to give an enriched and varied student experience, such as short video learning clips available to be played on computers and mobile devices at a time that suits you. These can be replayed as many times as needed. You will also access specialist staff learning sessions, using integrated e-learning software similar to Skype, and will have local staff face-to-face learning sessions for remedial, tutorial, practical and lab work

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time (structured): 8 years

Start date

  • September
  • January (part-time)

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

 2017-182018-19
Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £1,820 £1,820
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645 £645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215 £215

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

 Level2017-182018-19
    Full-time Full-time
Year 1 CertHE £9,000 £9,000
Year 2 DipHE £9,000 £9,000
Year 3 Degree £9,000 £9,000
Year 4 Honours free* free*

**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) -  £1,500 (2017-18 and 2018-19).

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

 2017-182018-19
Full-time per year (120 credit modules) per year £11,550 £12,200
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year** £5,775 £6,100
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)** £1,925 £2,034

**There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international. students.

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering, you will be ready to compete in the employment market for a range of jobs in the engineering sector such as:

  • Engineer in renewable energy industry
  • Design/maintenance position in offshore industry
  • Design/maintenance position in manufacturing industry
  • Engineering manager in a wide range of industries

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I want to start in Jan/Feb 2019 or Aug/Sep 2019 or Jan/Feb 2020

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