BEng/BEng (Hons) Energy & Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate, Full-time

Energy & Environmental Engineering BEng/BEng (Hons)



91% of Energy & Environmental Engineering students were satisfied with the quality of their course.

National Student Survey, 2019

Overview

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.

Bursary available for September 2022 entry

Scottish students who start this degree in September 2022 by direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 of the programme, following an HNC or HND at a Scottish college, will be eligible for a bursary of £1200 in their year of entry to support their living costs in the transition to university. The bursary will be paid in two instalments of £600 in September and December 2022 following successful matriculation on the programme. This is payable in addition to any other financial support that students may be eligible for. For more information, contact studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk.


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Mode of Study:

Full-time

Duration:

4 years

Start date:

Sep

UCAS code:

HJ69

Placement:

Yes

BEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Course details

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, engineering practices and create more environmentally-friendly forms of industrial design and manufacture.

In year 1 you will learn fundamental principles underpinning both mechanical and electrical engineering sciences, and hands on practical skills.

You will then progress on to year 2, further developing these fundamental skills while beginning to specialise in thermodynamics and mechanical engineering, while considering control and automation systems, key elements of design and engineering management skills.

In year 3, you continue to specialise in your chosen field, gaining insight in to the design and application of renewable energy systems, detailed design and innovation practices and engineering applications.

In your final year you will work on your honours project as well as gaining enhanced skills in analysis of energy efficient design in relation to building energy systems design, and power systems analysis.

  • calendar How you’ll be taught You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and seminars, and through practical hands on experience using up to date laboratory equipment.
  • note and pen Assessments Assessments will primarily be in the form of written coursework submissions and examinations.
  • briefcase 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.

Popular modules

Year 1

  • Engineering Skills
  • Foundation Mathematics
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Practice
  • 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

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Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Placement and study abroad opportunities are subject to UK and Scottish Government health and travel advice.

Full information is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements indicate both Standard and Minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry into Year 2, Year 3 or Year 4 is possible for students with suitable qualifications.

Minimum Year 1

SQA Higher

Standard Entry Requirement

BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade C in English.

Minimum Offer Entry Requirement

BCCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. Please note that grade B must be achieved in at least one of these required subjects.

National 5 grade C in English.

You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet our specified minimum entry requirements within our widening participation criteria, and outlined in our Contextual Admissions Policy. Click here for further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies.

A Level

CCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H2, H3, H3, H3 at HL including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*

OL English at O4.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

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.

BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level

MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A Level Grade C. BTEC must include Maths/A Level Grade C in Maths.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

Grade 5 in SL Maths and grade 4 in SL English.

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

National 5 Grade C in English.

A Level

BBB including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.

GCSE Grade C/4 in English.

HNC

Pass HNC in a relevant subject with Grade B in the graded unit.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2 and 3

Technical subjects accepted

*Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Technological Studies/Engineering Science, Design & Manufacture, Chemistry.

Minimum Year 3

HND

Pass HND in a relevant subject with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units.

Must include Engineering Maths 1, 2, 3 and 4 and Thermofluids 

DUT

Pass DUT in a relevant subject with overall grade 12 to include English at 11 in final year of studies.

Minimum Year 4

Irish Ordinary Degree

Pass in a relevant subject with 50% overall, with minimum 50% at first sitting in all final year subjects.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MSc Nursing (Pre-registration) (Adult, Mental Health, Child, Learning Disabilities)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2022/23 2023/24
Scotland £1,820 tba
England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland £9,250 tba
Overseas and EU £16,425 tba
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland will be invoiced the tuition fees for 3 years of their 4 years of study. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.

Please note tuition fees are subject to an annual review and may increase from one year to the next.
For more information on this and other Tuition Fee matters please see Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

Click this link for Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

If additional compulsory costs other than the tuition fees are applicable, these will be detailed in the course details.
Please note that the tuition fees liable to be paid by EU nationals commencing their studies from 1 August 2021 will be the Overseas fee rate. The University offers a range of attractive Tuition Fee bursaries to students resident in specific countries. More information on these can be found here.


Frequently Asked Questions about Fees
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships

Careers

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Career opportunities include:

  • Energy production companies
  • Engineering consultancies / utilities
  • Small business (breweries / distilleries etc)
  • Renewable energy companies

Energy engineers are also in demand in the building services design sector, development of renewable energy installations, helping clients to create more energy efficient homes, offices and factories.

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