Campus : Southampton
Start dates: September, January.

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Energy is now a very valuable resource. Shifts in world attitudes to the use of fossil fuels driven by global warming and climate change has meant a change in emphasis to renewable sources of energy. In conjunction, there is a far greater effort to measure the energy efficiency of systems, products and buildings to ensure that operational costs are minimised and both environmental and financial savings are maximised.

Clean power generation is only part of the challenge – the engineering industry is facing an additional challenge to maximise the efficient use of energy whilst reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Government strategy and climate change action have meant that energy is more valued than ever.

This course aims to provide well-trained graduates with the skills and knowledge to work towards addressing these issues. Using a mix of classroom and specialist laboratory facilities, this course will give you a strong grounding in science and engineering theory, with an emphasis on renewable power generation methods, environmental impact, and the efficient use of energy in engineering and technology.gradpic

The first year is shared with all of our engineering degrees, giving you the opportunity to develop sound underpinning science and engineering skills in mathematics, mechanics, electrics, manufacturing, CAD and design processes, and professional skills. The second and third years of the course enable you to explore concepts in renewable energy, distribution of energy, and the efficient use of energy in engineering systems. This is complemented by additional work on the lightweight structures used in renewable energy technology and vehicle technology.

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • Applied Mathematics
  • CAD and the Design Process
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Manufacturing Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional and Study Skills

Year 2

  • Applied Mathematics for Engineering
  • Automation and Control
  • Environment and Environmental Impact
  • Wave and Tidal Energy Systems
  • Solar and Wind Energy Systems
  • Options:
    • Competition and Contracts in Engineering
    • Languages

Year 3

  • Power Storage and Distribution
  • Composite and Floating Structures
  • Eco-Vehicle Technology
  • Project
  • Options:
    • Maritime Law and Risk Management
    • Entrepreneurship

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support