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Energy and Environmental Engineering

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 39 Credits at Merit & 6 at Distinction including Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* at Level 3. English at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

Award of Diploma with 28 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* at minimum grade 5. SL Maths at grade 5. SL English at grade 4.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

Pre-2017 Grading System: B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include Maths and a Science (excluding Biology)/Technical Subject*. Grade C2 at Ordinary Level in English. New Grading System: H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Maths and a Science (excluding Biology)/Technical Subject*. Grade O4 at Ordinary Level in English.

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

MM

MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A-Level grade C. BTEC must include Maths but if not we would accept A-Level Maths at Grade C as an alternative. GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

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

MMM

MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. BTEC must include Maths but if not we would accept A-Level Maths at Grade C as an alternative. GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. National 5 C in English. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

UCAS Tariff

96-102

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Energy engineering

Environmental engineering

Learn how you can make a difference for tomorrow’s world.

Gain the skills required to solve the environmental challenges in society and the wider industry.
You’ll graduate equipped for a career as a professional engineer in the renewable, built environment and traditional energy industries.

As an energy engineer, you’ll be exploring cleaner, more efficient ways of using fossil fuels, while investigating and specifying the design of renewable energy developing systems using renewable and sustainable resources, such as solar and wind energy. You will also look at how local climate impacts on the design and selection of these systems, and consider their life cycle and carbon footprint.

This course is accredited by:
IEng - Incorporated Engineer
CEng - Chartered Engineer
Energy Institute

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,960
per year
International
£15,960
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

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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.

88%
med
Energy engineering
88%
med
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

71%
UK students
29%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
2%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

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.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

86%
Engineering professionals
3%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Design occupations

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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

£38k

£38k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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