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Energy Engineering

Entry requirements


104 UCAS points including A2 Maths at grade C, and A2 Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

104 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits at Merit in Maths and Physics or a STEM subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including HL5 Maths, and HL5 Physics or a STEM subject

104 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Must include modules - Maths for Engineering OR Unit 23: Applied Maths for Engineering at Merit, and Science for Engineering at Merit, and Principles of Mechanical Engineering OR Mechanical Design OR CAD at Merit

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

DMM

Engineering BTEC - Merit in Mechanical Principles and Applications and in ONE of the following; Mathematics for Engineering Technicians, Further Mechanical Principles and Applications, Advanced Mechanical Principles and Applications or Further Mathematics in Engineering/for Engineering Technicians OR Merit in Engineering Principles and Calculus to Solve Engineering Problems

104 UCAS points including Maths at grade C, and Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

T Level

M

including Maths and Physics or STEM

UCAS Tariff

104

including A2 Maths at grade C, and A2 Physics or a STEM subject at grade C

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Energy engineering

**Course Overview**

- Our Energy Engineering degree will prepare future energy engineers to take on one of the most pressing issues facing society today - the future security of our energy supply.

- Our Energy Engineering course is multi-disciplinary and addresses the key global goals for energy security and meeting the challenges of climate change. You will learn and apply the principles of science and mechanical and electrical engineering towards a sustainable future of energy production, usage and supply.

- With the support of our highly-skilled teaching staff, you’ll gain the contemporary skills in technical design, power generation and management you need to increase energy efficiency and further develop conventional and renewable sources of energy.

- Our course is designed to be flexible towards your career goals meaning you’ll graduate with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future.

**Why study with us**

- Master of Engineering with Honours in Energy Engineering is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)

- Join our Engineering programmes such as the ECO – Car Challenge and our new Wind project to work with a diverse group of students and staff on projects using complex systems.

- Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

Modules

Year 1: Compulsory modules; Analytical methods, Introductory mechanics, Electrical principles, Drawing and CAD, Engineering Applications, Manufacturing engineering

Year 2: Compulsory modules; Mathematics and simulation methods, Mechanics, Kinematics and materials, Instrumentation and control, Thermo-fluids and CFD, Electromagnetic systems, Operations Management

Year 3: Compulsory modules; Advanced mathematical and simulation methods, Control systems, Engineering design, Energy and power generations systems, Project. Optional Modules; Oil & Gas Production Engineering, Nuclear Reactors & Fuel Technology, Systems Design (Building Services), Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies, Control Systems, Advanced Mathematics and Simulation, Operations Management B, Carbon and Energy Management

Year 4: Compulsory modules; Engineer and Society, Applied energy systems, Project, Group design project, Specialist option from Renewable energy technology or Wind power generation & control. Optional Modules; Design & Analysis of Renewable energy systems, Wind power generation & control, Wind Energy Systems Design & Analysis, Geotechnology: Oil & Gas Engineering, Nuclear Energy & The Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Carbon & Energy Management, Waste Treatment & Low Carbon Technologies

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Engineering

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Energy engineering

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


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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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

65%
Engineering professionals
8%
Protective service occupations
8%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals

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.

£27k

£27k

£30k

£30k

£32k

£32k

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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