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Energy Engineering (Top-up)

Newcastle College University Centre

UCAS Code: HH42 | Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths and English

HND (BTEC)

P

Students studying Foundation Degree or Level 5 Diploma in Higher Education in related Engineering subjects are also encouraged to apply.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Energy engineering

The new BEng (Hons) Top-up degree in Energy Engineering has been designed to further develop the students understanding of deeper engineering theories and practices within the Renewables and Subsea sector. The top-up will finalise the student’s prior knowledge by exploring current industry concepts and problems. The BEng (Hons) Top-up will allow the student to explore a variety of core vocational modules, enabling opportunities to take theory and put it into engineering practice. The student will carry out modules in Fuels and Energy Systems, Smart Grid Technologies, and Energy Management and Economics. Alongside this, an industry-focused dissertation will be completed to provide the student a unique specialism of their interest, focusing their engineering passion towards a unique set of problems. The BEng (Hons) Top-up is supported by local and national partnerships, providing the opportunity to work collaboratively with current practicing engineers. The Energy Academy is a built-for-purpose site dedicated to the Green Sector, supported by partners and companies on our door-step. You will work on our bespoke Virtual Reality Training Simulator to get direct hands-on experience of the operations of turbine equipment. Similarly, you could be using ROV software to carry out drone inspection activities at the Port of Blyth training facility. Our work ready guarantee means you will be provided with opportunities to be exposed to industry activities at the Port of Blyth, serving as value-adding activities to prepare you for your next-steps. Furthermore, you will be provided suitable literature and books to enhance your studies and broad knowledge of the renewable energy sector. Additionally, Port Training Services offer additional ticket certificates preparing you for the Renewables industry – enabling you to explore professional development opportunities. This course has been designed for individuals looking to top-up their knowledge, skills, and behaviours from a previous foundation degree. Students with relevant experience and practice can also use this to formalise their knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and theories. Upon completion of the BEng (Hons) Top-up, students can explore opportunities to complete a Masters degree (or similar) in a similar field. The BEng (Hons) Top-up is designed to work collaboratively with our industry partners. The student will take part in employment workshops and activities, preparing you for the broader renewables and subsea industry. Likewise, the dissertation will allow the student to work directly with local businesses.

Modules

Semester 1: Dissertation, Fuels and Energy Systems, Energy Systems and Distribution Technologies. Semester 2: Dissertation, Energy Management and Economics, Smart Grid Technologies.

Assessment methods

The course will be delivered on a full-time basis and students are expected to attend lessons at the Energy Academy. The course consists of two years, each year having two semesters: Semester 1 (September–January) and Semester 2 (January–June). The programme comprises 120 credits over 1 year, split equally at 60 credits per semester. Students will be assessed using a variety of methods including, but not limited to, assignments, reports, simulations, portfolios, presentations and controlled assessments.

Tuition fees

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£9,000
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£9,000
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Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Newcastle College University Centre

Department:

Engineering

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