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Energy

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include one subject from Environmental Technology, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics. OR two subjects from Design and Technology, Technology & Design, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Geography, Life and Health Sciences (single or double award) or Engineering. Other STEM subjects will be accepted after interview. Desirable Subject - applicants offering Mathematics or Physics will receive a 2 grade reduction at the time of offer. The desirable subject must be achieved at minimum grade B.

Pass Access course with overall average mark of 65% to include 60% in the Maths module for year 1 entry. Science, Science and Technology, Engineering or Combined Science subject area. (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access course).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Profile to include grade C in English Language and grade C in Mathematics or above (or equivalent). If A/AS Level Mathematics is not offered a B in Mathematics at GCSE is required. Please note that for the purposes of entry to this course the Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills Application of Number is NOT regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Maths.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

13 points at Higher Level to include one Higher Level subject from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, Design and Technology, Technology and Design or Environmental Technology.

120 UCAS Tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level and one subject at Ordinary Level. Higher Level subjects must include one grade H3 subject from Mathematics, Environmental Technology or Physics or two subjects from Economics, Technology, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Construction or Engineering. Applicants are also required to have Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level English at grade H6 or above or Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English at grade O4 or above. Applicants who are not offering Mathematics as a subject must have Irish Leaving Certificate Maths at grade H6 or above Higher Level or grade O4 or above at Ordinary Level.

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

DDM

Pass overall BTEC RQF National Extended Diploma in Construction, Building Services, Engineering or Applied Science with DDM. Pass overall Pearson BTEC QCF Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction, Building Services, Engineering or Applied Science with DDD.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

To include one from Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Design and Technology or Environmental Technology.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

To include Mathematics and two other subjects from: Economics, Technology, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Construction or Engineering. If not offering Mathematics, a Grade B at Ordinary level is required.

UCAS Tariff

120-123

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Energy engineering

Important notice – campus change
This course will move to the Belfast campus. Students will change campus part way through this course.

Do you want to advance the use of Renewable energy technologies? Would you like a career as an Energy expert who will play a key role in meeting energy demand from sustainable and environmentally friendly sources?

With an estimated three million new jobs to be created in the energy and renewable energy sectors across Europe by 2020, there has never been a better time to study energy.

The BSc Hons Energy at Ulster University explores renewable energy technologies and the application of science and technology to find innovative solutions to real-world energy problems.

You will study a number of themes throughout the programme and gain an in-depth knowledge of conventional and renewable energy systems including wind, bio-energy, solar, tidal and wave, heat pumps, smart grids, fuel cells and energy storage technologies. As an expert in energy you will be able to design, specify and monitor their performance and ensure their economic and environmental benefits for different scenarios and locations around the world. You will also develop the intellectual skills required to understand new theories, concepts and methods in unfamiliar situations and adapt them to meet future challenges.

Many of our graduates have shaped successful careers in various roles and settings including energy supply and management, energy technology providers and consulting, among others.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£15,360
per year
International
£15,360
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,630
per year
Republic of Ireland
£4,630
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Belfast

Department:

Jordanstown Campus

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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.

80%
med
Energy 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

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

72%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
74%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors

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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