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De Montfort University

Energy Engineering

UCAS Code: H100

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

General or integrated engineering

Energy engineering

The production and utilisation of energy has been a key global issue for many decades. Until recently the main focus has been to produce energy using fossil fuels purely for the economic development of nations, with little emphasis on environmental impact. Recently the outlook towards energy usage has changed. Governments and industries have realised that energy production and utilisation have to be balanced by being more environmentally conscious and energy efficient. This course will address theoretical and practical aspects of energy production, storage and utilisation.

Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) is a newly developed contemporary engineering course that is strongly underpinned by traditional engineering modules and at the same time providing specialisation in the utilisation and efficient use of conventional and renewable energies for power generation and modern energy storage solutions, complemented with elements of energy economics.

Energy and Sustainability at DMU was ranked second among modern UK universities in terms of the overall quality of its research, in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Modules

First year
Engineering Maths 1
Mechanical Principles - Statics
Materials Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Maths 2
Mechanical Principles - Dynamics
Design and Manufacture Programming

Second year
Fluid Mechanics
Instrumentation and Control
Energy Economics & Policy
Low Carbon Energy Technology
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Product Design Analysis
Project Management
Design of Machine Elements

Third year
Individual project
Power and Energy Systems
Energy for Transport Applications
Advanced Power Systems and Green Technologies
Energy Conversion & Storage Systems

Optional Modules:
Industrial Internet of Things
FEA and Design
Sustainable Manufacturing
Turbomachinery

Assessment methods

You will be taught by a team of expert staff with excellent track record in teaching and in energy related research. You will be supported to gain a sound understanding of the principles of energy engineering, along with the development of design, problem solving and personal skills that will enable you to study successfully and embark on a rewarding career.

Teaching is delivered using a variety of techniques, including lectures, tutorials, case studies and laboratory classes. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will be implemented to support your learning with easy access to lecture notes, recorded lectures and additional online learning materials.

Our laboratories are equipped for teaching and learning energy technologies and development of fundamental engineering skills. Students are exposed to a number of industry-standard software and have access to computer and experimental laboratory facilities throughout the course.

Assessment usually consists of exams and coursework, but may vary between modules. Coursework assessment may include practical laboratory work, reports, essays or verbal presentations.

Students will normally attend approximately 12–16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake around 20 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Computing, Engineering and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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General or integrated engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
90%
Male students
10%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
34%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
E
C

Engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

After graduation


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General or integrated 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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

As a mixed subject within engineering where students get a chance to learn from a range of disciplines, this course isn't taken by as many people as some of the more specialist disciplines. Demand for engineering skills is high, though, and so unemployment rates are low and the average starting salary was a very healthy £26,400 for 2015 graduates. Graduates are able to specialise enough to be working in jobs in engineering — especially in design and development - as well as engineering project management. IT and management consultancy were some of the more common jobs outside engineering. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to a MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

Energy 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.

£22,500
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
48%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Engineering professionals
21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng — which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.

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