Sustainable Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

This course aims to develop globally minded and socially aware engineers that are future agents of change, able to innovate and bring forward more holistic solutions that meet the needs of societies without discrimination while protecting our natural resources. Through a balanced provision of fundamental and technical knowledge, practical application, students will be equipped with the necessary qualitative and quantitative analytical tools and skills, and further develop essential professional skills, that will enable them to tackle the evolving, complex local and global sustainable development issues and challenges. The role of professional engineers in sustainability and sustainable development is vital; working to improve people’s quality of life, welfare and health and safety, they provide options and solutions that minimise environmental impact and maximise the sustainability of natural resources. Naturally then, this role is significantly influenced by the opportunities and challenges that accompany sustainability. These challenges include the depletion of resources, environmental pollution, rapid population growth, and damage to ecosystems. To tackle these growing challenges, engineers are increasingly required to adopt a wider, more global perspective than a purely environmental approach that embraces the 17 sustainable development goals as set out by the UN. This presents engineers with significant opportunities to promote change by means of global connections, sharing of experience and best-practice, and leadership of increasingly multi-disciplinary teams across the world. With this in mind, the proposed programme is designed with the primary focus of embedding sustainability and sustainable development deep within the mind-set of engineers from all disciplines and industrial sectors, where the skills to design and construct new technologies that embrace the challenges of sustainable development are of critical importance.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning will take place via a variety of methods that always integrate real-world problem-based learning in a multi-disciplinary setting. The course modules will be delivered in a flexible manner through a mixture of class-room and online virtual learning environment settings. The course is assessed by means of an assortment of methods, including individual/group projects and presentations, poster sessions, coursework assignments, portfolio preparation, as well as quizzes, tests and examinations.

How to apply

International applicants

First degree (BEng/BSc) in Engineering or related science and/or technology disciplines.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 in a first degree (BEng/BSc) in engineering or a related science and/or technology discipline.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11000 Year 1
Scotland £11000 Year 1
Wales £11000 Year 1
International £27000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sustainable Engineering at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS