Energy and Environmental Engineering (Hons), B.Eng. | Edinburgh Napier University | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
48 months
16425 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Gain the skills required to solve the environmental challenges in society and the wider industry with this BEng in Energy and Environmental Engineering (Hons) from Edinburgh Napier University.

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You’ll graduate from the BEng in Energy and Environmental Engineering (Hons) from Edinburgh Napier University 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.

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.

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General 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.
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16425 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £9,250
  • Overseas and EU: £16,425

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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