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.
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.
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- Engineering Skills
- Foundation Mathematics
- Mechanical Principles
- Electrical and Electronic Principles
- Engineering Practice
- Mathematical Methods
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- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesEnvironmental Engineering Energy & Power Engineering General Engineering & Technology View 68 other Bachelors in Energy & Power Engineering in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Standard Entry Requirement
- BBBC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
Minimum Offer Entry Requirement
- BCCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*
- CCC including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*.
Irish Leaving Certificate
BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3
- MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.
BTEC (QCF) National Diploma Level 3 plus A Level
- MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A Level Grade C.
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*
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International16425 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16425 GBP per year during 48 months.
National1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased 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
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.