University of East Anglia UEA

Energy Engineering University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate


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East Anglia is a significant region for energy engineering, and you’ll understand the benefits of our connections with local industry from the very 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.

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.

Year 2
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 encompass 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. 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 a major focus of your final year. Your supervisor may suggest suitable topics, but essentially this is your chance to become an expert in the area of energy engineering that fascinates you most – and in which you are likely to work.

Your exploration of your in-depth study will be one of the areas of learning that really differentiates you from other energy engineering graduates. At UEA, we aim for both depth and breadth in our teaching – and it shows in our graduates.

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

Course details


Year 1 is made up of compulsory modules that will provide you with a solid grounding in engineering. These modules include Engineering Studies, Engineering Principles and Law and Mathematics for Scientists. In your second and third year, 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 tailor to your own interests.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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

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Course code H800
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

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 BBB or ABC 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 M: 45 credits Science pathway with 12 level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 level 3 credits in a second Science.
Scottish Higher AABBB including grade A in Mathematics and grade A in 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 31 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 CCC 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 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.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park

Course contact details

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