Energy and Sustainability Engineering at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

This four-year degree gives you the scientific and technical foundation to understand, design and manage cleaner and more efficient energy systems. As we transition to a greener economy, you will learn how to investigate and propose new systems using renewable and sustainable resources operating within regulatory frameworks. Build towards a sustainable future with our Energy and Sustainability Engineering degree, focusing on energy technologies, policy and regulations, and energy supply and demand. We will equip you with the skills and knowledge to take a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the challenges of sustainable development, and access to clean and affordable energy. Over three years, we will build and align your skills with innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future problems in energy systems. Individual and group engineering design projects demonstrate your expertise to future employers, while a fourth year at master's level helps you transition to professional practice.

  • Learn to understand and analyse the broad context of energy and sustainability engineering, involving major issues with the energy system and potential routes forward
  • Benefit from exceptional industry involvement in the degree, including projects set by respected industry professionals and guest lectures from practising energy experts
  • Study in world-leading research facilities where new engineering systems are designed, developed and implemented for industry
  • Take an optional placement year, or divide your placement over two summer periods, using our research strengths and links with industry to boost your employability
As an Energy and Sustainability Engineering graduate, you will be equipped with a valuable blend of skills and knowledge that is demanded across the world. Your ability to evaluate and develop relevant sustainable energy engineering technologies will empower your career from the start. City's outstanding global reputation for engineering, which has been built over more than a century, will also boost your prospects. You will be well positioned for analytical or developmental positions in energy firms, engineering consultancies, and renewable energy companies. We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Energy Institute, providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.


You will develop a broad background in engineering subjects and concepts, before beginning to specialise in the field of energy and sustainability. The Engineer in Society is an innovative theme across each year. We introduce you to the economic, social and technical context where engineers work, and develop your social responsibility, knowledge, and topical engineering skills. Year 1 Our largely shared first year offers you a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, and manufacturing and materials. -The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits) -Engineering Design 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits) -Engineering Science (15 credits) -Introductory Mathematics and Programming (15 credits) -Mathematics 1 (15 credits) -Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits) -Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits) Year 2 Begin to advance your knowledge of power generation while studying data analysis, materials and mechatronics, thermal power systems, electronics and geology and materials. -The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits) -Engineering Design 2 (15 credits) -Mathematics 2 (15 credits) -Geology and Materials (15 credits) -Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits) -Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits) -Thermal Power systems (15 credits) -Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits) Year 3 Deepen your expertise through an individual design project focused on energy systems. Study topics including through-life engineering, renewable energy systems, energy storage and hydrogen economy, energy in the built environment, and energy policy and regulations. -Individual project (30 credits) -The Engineer in Society: Energy for all (15 credits) -Renewable Energy systems (15 credits) -Energy in the built environment (15 credits) -Through Life Engineering (15 credits) -Energy policy, regulations (15 credits) -Energy storage and hydrogen economy (15 credits) Year 4 Your final year involves a major group design module, four core modules, and two electives. -Design project group (30 credits) -The Engineer in Society: Environment (15 credits) -Smart Grids and power systems (15 credits) -Energy Economics and Finance (15 credits) -Energy Infrastructure and Sustainability (15 credits) -Machine Learning (15 credits) -Transport Energy and emissions (15 credits) -The energy market and Energy Trading (15 credits) -Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits) -Risk Management (15 credits)

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning and communication skills are addressed through design studies and presentations. Practical and technical skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports. Grades obtained in each year count towards the final degree classification, with increasing weight given to the later years.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £20760 Year 1
International £20760 Year 1

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Energy and Sustainability Engineering at City, University of London - UCAS