Energy Engineering University of East Anglia UEA


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 this four-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 have a common first year to give you the full breadth of the subject, 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.

This course is accredited by the Energy Institute.

Course Structure
Year 1
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. 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 2
Year two will build on the foundations of your first year. You’ll explore case studies and industry-standard codes of practice in greater depth, focusing on examples such as wind turbines and combined heat plant design.

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.

Year 3
Your individual project will be the major focus of your third year. Essentially this is your chance to become an expert in the area of energy engineering that fascinates you most. Previous examples include ‘Investigating the impact of a tidal barrage in a particular location’ and ‘Prediction of the long-term impact of electric cars on the National Grid’.

In addition to your research project, you’ll be given a brief introduction to health and safety risk management, with nuclear power and solar energy used as examples. And you’ll begin to understand how the National Grid works.

Year 4
In your final year you’ll undertake a major multidisciplinary design project. Team-based, it will encourage you to explore the breadth of your learning to-date in the context of an industrial project.

The project will typically be based on a real client brief, acquired or adapted from industry, and presented to you in the autumn term. You’ll work within a team to explore the brief, carry out site visits, and develop proposals, which you will then present to professional energy engineers.

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:

  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    23 September 2019

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Year 1 is made up of compulsory modules which will provide you with a solid grounding in mathematics and engineering. These modules include Engineering Studies, Engineering Principles and Law and Mathematics for Scientists. As your studies progress, you will develop knowledge of general, Mechanical or Electronic and Electrical engineering. In Years 2 and 3, you will have a combination of compulsory modules - such as Analogue and Digital Electronics - and optional modules such as Vibration and Dynamics or Meteorology and Global Environmental Change. You will also complete an individual research project in your final year which you can be based on your own engineering interests. In your final year, you will complete a major design project with students from a variety of disciplines where you will work as part of a team. This will give you the opportunity to put what you have learnt into practice.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code H801
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB 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) DDD In relevant subject, please see website for details. Excluding Public Services.
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
Science pathway with 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 Level 3 credits in one other Science.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Including Mathematics and one other 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 33 points Including Mathematics at Higher Level 6 and one other Science subject at Higher Level 6. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC Including Mathematics and one other Science subject . A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

GCSE Requirements: 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 or email

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £19,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.