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East Anglia is a major region for energy engineering, and you’ll feel the benefit of our connections with local industry right from the start of your three-year course. You’ll get a taste of the many career paths energy engineering could open up to you through role-model meetings, site visits and opportunities for short-term internships and placements.
Our close partnerships with major engineering companies also enable us to support and encourage student innovation and the development of your networking skills. Both of which are critical to the sector and to ensuring we can deliver the engineers the energy industry needs today, and for the future.
All engineering courses within the School share an integrated programme structure during the first year to demonstrate the potential breadth of the discipline, after which you can elect to tailor the course or continue to pursue a broad-based approach. We work closely with other UEA Schools including Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics, so that your learning is informed by a range of expertise.
In your first year you’ll take on small design projects to gain a grounding in engineering mathematics and principles, supported by a broad introduction to energy from practising engineers. Engineering Studies will allow you to study a number of more focused engineering disciplines. And introductions to mechanical, electronic and electrical and energy engineering are delivered through fieldwork, hands-on component assembly, CADCAM and case studies provided by visiting industrialists.
After these introductions you’ll be given the flexibility to change your degree path based on what you’ve learnt. You can choose your preferred path at any point before the start of your second semester or, with appropriate module choices, further delay the decision until the end of second year.
Year two will build on the foundations of your first year, exploring design codes of practice in greater depth and using renewable energy examples to illustrate advanced principles. For example, your basic understanding of wind turbine towers will not only encompasses drag-induced forces and foundation stability, but also the aerodynamics of airflow past the turbines.
You’ll develop a thorough understanding of micro-hydro schemes by analysing pumps and turbines linked to pipe flow and networks. While the study of grid storage will push your understanding of electricity further. And your mathematical knowledge will be developed through more advanced material, including programming skills.
Your individual project will be a major focus of your final year. Working under the guidance of our academic staff, this is essentially your chance to become an expert in the area of energy engineering and environmental management that fascinates you most.
Examples of previous projects include one linked to the contentious issues of fracking in the UK, as well as a study of floating offshore wind turbines.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||ABB||Including Mathematics and one other Science subject. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||In relevant subject, please see website for details. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 level 3 credits in a second Science.|
|Scottish Higher||AAABB||Including grade A in Mathematics and grade A in a second Science. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 points||Including Mathematics at HL 5 and one other Science subject at HL 5. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BCC||Including Mathematics and one other Science subject . A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or B.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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