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City, University of London

UCAS Code: HJ70 | Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B

to include either B in A level Mathematics or B in A level Physics or B in two of A level Chemistry/Biology/Electronics

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12

Access to Higher Education Diploma in a Physics and Mathematics based discipline for entry to the BEng only. The minimum academic requirement is to achieve 60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3, of which 33 credits must be at Distinction and 12 credits at Merit or higher. Applications are considered on a case by case basis.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English Language and Mathematics grade 6 (B) in addition to other outlined requirements if Maths is not taken at A level.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

with Higher Level Mathematics at grade 5 OR Standard Level Mathematics at grade 7 AND Higher Level Physics/Biology/Chemistry at grade 5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*DD

in Engineering (First teaching Sept 2016) with minimum grade D in units 1 - Engineering Principles, 7 - Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems and 8 - Further Engineering Mathematics. Candidates must also have a minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Science/Physics. OR D*DD in Civil Engineering / Construction and the Built Environment / Building Services Engineering (First teaching Sept 2017) with minimum grade D in unit 1 – Construction Principles and unit 15 – Further Mathematics for Construction. Candidates must also have a minimum of grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics and Science/Physics.

T Level

D

T-Level in Design, Surveying and Construction. Must have an overall "Distinction" with at least B in the core. Must have "Distinction" in the Occupational specialism of Civil Engineering

UCAS Tariff

120

to include either B in A level Mathematics or B in A level Physics or B in two of A level Chemistry/Biology/Electronics

About this course

Course option

4years

Full-time with year in industry | 2024

Subject

Environmental engineering

This degree gives you the scientific and technical foundation to understand, design and manage cleaner and more efficient energy systems. As we transition to a greener economy, you will learn how to investigate and propose new systems using renewable and sustainable resources operating within regulatory frameworks.

Build towards a sustainable future with our Energy and Sustainability Engineering degree, focusing on energy technologies, policy and regulations, and energy supply and demand.

We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the challenges of sustainable development, and access to clean and affordable energy.

Over three years, we will build and align your professional skills with innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future problems in energy systems.

Individual and group engineering design projects will help to demonstrate your expertise to future employers.

- Learn to understand and analyse the broad context of energy and sustainability engineering, involving major issues with the energy system and potential routes forward

- Benefit from exceptional industry involvement in the degree, including projects set by respected industry professionals and guest lectures

- Study in world-leading research facilities where new engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry

- Take an optional placement year, or divide your placement over two summer periods, using our research strengths and links with industry to boost your employability.

As an Energy and Sustainability Engineering graduate, you will be equipped with a valuable blend of skills and knowledge that is demanded across the world.

Your ability to evaluate and develop relevant sustainable energy engineering technologies will empower your career from the start. City's outstanding global reputation for engineering, which has been built over more than a century, will also boost your prospects.

You will be well positioned for analytical or developmental positions in energy firms, engineering consultancies, and renewable energy companies.

An accredited BEng degree may also be your first step towards gaining Chartered Engineer status.

Modules

You will develop a broad background in engineering subjects and concepts, before beginning to specialise in the field of energy and sustainability.

The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills.

Year 1

Our largely shared first year offers you a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, and manufacturing and materials.

-The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
-Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
-Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
-Engineering Science (15 credits)
-Introductory Mathematics and Programming (15 credits)
-Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
-Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
-Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)

Year 2

Begin to advance your knowledge of power generation while studying data analysis, materials and mechatronics, thermal power systems, electronics and geology and materials.

-The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
-Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
-Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
-Geology and Materials (15 credits)
-Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
-Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits)
-Thermal Power systems (15 credits)
-Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)

Year 3

Deepen your expertise through an individual design project focused on energy systems. Study topics including through-life engineering, renewable energy systems, energy storage and hydrogen economy, energy in the built environment, and energy policy and regulations.

-Individual project (30 credits)
-The Engineer in Society: Energy for all (15 credits)
-Renewable Energy systems (15 credits)
-Energy in the built environment (15 credits)
-Through Life Engineering (15 credits)
-Energy policy, regulations (15 credits)
-Energy storage and hydrogen economy (15 credits)

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,760
per year
International
£20,760
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

City, University of London

Department:

Department of Engineering

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

42%
Environmental engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

38%
Staff make the subject interesting
61%
Staff are good at explaining things
57%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation

The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Civil engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Engineering professionals
7%
Information technology technicians
3%
Teaching and educational professionals

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Civil engineering

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£35k

£35k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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