Edinburgh Napier University

BEng/BEng (Hons) Energy and Environmental Engineering

Edinburgh Napier University
In Edinburgh

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Edinburgh (Scotland)
Duration 4 Years
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    4 Years

Course introduction:
International agreements aimed at limiting environmental damage from traditional energy production systems are encouraging the development of alternative energy resources. 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

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Edinburgh (Midlothian/Edinburghshire)
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Craiglockhart Campus, EH14 1DJ


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· Requirements

Minimum Year 1 SQA Higher BBBC including Higher Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject. Standard Grade 2/National 5 B in Maths and English. A Level CCC including Higher Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject. GCSE Grade B in Maths and English. Irish Leaving Certificate B2, B2, B2, C1 at Higher Level including Maths and Science. B at Ordinary level in Maths and English. BTEC Extended Diploma MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. Must include Maths BTEC Diploma MM (Merit, Merit) plus A-Level grade C. Must include...

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What you'll learn on the course

Renewable Energy
Environmental Engineering

Course programme

The course focuses on learning engineering principles and practices, as well as computing skills and principles of design, relating to a wide range of energy systems. You’ll also learn methods of applying energy-efficiency in design, to engineering practices, to create more environmentally-friendly forms of industrial design and manufacture. This course has Incorporated Engineer accreditation from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Honours degree has partial Chartered Engineer accreditation. It is also accredited by the Energy Institute. What you'll study Year 1 Computational Thinking and Practice Foundation Mathematics Mechanical Principles Electrical and Electronic Principles Engineering Communication Mathematical Methods 1 Year 2 Management for Engineers 1 Engineering Design and CAD Mathematical Methods 2 Materials and Manufacture Mechanics and Thermofluids Control, Measurement and Instrumentation Year 3 Renewable Energy and Sustainability Materials and Manufacture 2 Management for Engineers 2 Energy Systems Design Engineering Applications (Mechanical); Engineering Design (Honours) or Individual Project (Degree) Year 4 Honours Project Building Services Engineering A Advanced Energy Systems 1 Building Services Engineering B Advanced Energy Systems 2 Work placement: You are encouraged to take an optional industrial placement in addition to taught modules. Though this is non-credited, our placements team will support you to find placement opportunities. Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study. You can view a list of all current modules in our module catalogue.

Additional information

Carbon reduction is a hot topic. You’ll be well placed to take on an analytical or developmental position across: energy production companies engineering consultancies / utilities small business (breweries / distilleries etc) renewable energy companies In addition, energy engineers are in demand in the building services design sector, helping clients to create more energy efficient homes, offices and factories. You may also have the opportunity to continue on to further study at Masters and PhD level.

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