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BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering

Solent University
Length: 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Bachelor's degree
Location: Southampton
Language: English
Price: 12,500 GBP excl. VAT

Program description

Program description

BEng (Hons) Renewable Energy Engineering

The energy sector is a fast-growing industry with enormous potential in the short and long term. From renewable energy generation to the efficient use of energy in engineering systems such as cars, the engineering industry will require engineers with expertise in the environmentally friendly generation, distribution and efficient use of energy. Solent’s renewable energy engineering course will equip you with key engineering skills and knowledge to start your career in this area.

Energy is now a very valuable resource. Shifts in world attitudes to the use of fossil fuels driven by global warming and climate change has meant a change in emphasis to renewable sources of energy. In conjunction, there is a far greater effort to measure the energy efficiency of systems, products and buildings to ensure that operational costs are minimised and both environmental and financial savings are maximised.

Clean power generation is only part of the challenge - the engineering industry is facing an additional challenge to maximise the efficient use of energy whilst reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Government strategy and climate change action have meant that energy is more valued than ever.

This course aims to provide well-trained graduates with the skills and knowledge to work towards addressing these issues. Using a mix of classroom and specialist laboratory facilities, this course will give you a strong grounding in science and engineering theory, with an emphasis on renewable power generation methods, environmental impact, and the efficient use of energy in engineering and technology.

The first year is shared with all of our engineering degrees, giving you the opportunity to develop sound underpinning science and engineering skills in mathematics, mechanics, electrics, manufacturing, CAD and design processes, and professional skills. The second and third years of the course enable you to explore concepts in renewable energy, distribution of energy, and the efficient use of energy in engineering systems. This is complemented by additional work on the lightweight structures used in renewable energy technology and vehicle technology.

Students have full access to our specialist engineering facilities, including a towing tank, composite materials laboratory and materials testing laboratory.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates will be well prepared for both STEM, general engineering and renewable engineering industries, and any branch of engineering which includes the efficient use of energy.

Who is this course for?

This course will suit those with a strong interest in engineering and environmental science, who wish to pursue a career in the fast-growing renewable energy sector.

Admission requirements

112 UCAS tariff points from A-levels or equivalent

  • From two or more A-levels (including one STEM subject), BTEC Extended Diploma at DMM or BTEC Diploma at D*D* in a STEM based subject or equivalent.
  • A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in conjunction with other qualifications.
  • Alternative entry is available through theScience and Engineering Foundation Year.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 19 in each individual component
  • or equivalent.

Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.

The University also offers a pre-sessional English programme for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.

Tuition fees

The 2019/20 tuition fees are not yet available. For guidance, the 2018/19 fees were:
UK and EU full-time fees:£9,250 per year
International full-time fees: £12,500 per year 
UK and EU part-time fees: £4,625 per year
International part-time fees: Students from outside the EU are usually unable to obtain a visa for part-time study. Please visit our visas and immigration pagefor more information.

For further information, please visit ourtuition fees page.

Other costs

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. These additional costs are listed below. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact student.funding@solent.ac.uk.

The 2019/20 other costs are not yet available. For guidance the 2017/18 costs were:

Optional costs
Minor stationery costs, some costs for materials for the final year project, approximately £50, but reasonable and justifiable material costs for prototypes will be covered by the consumables budget. 

Compulsory costs
No specific compulsory costs envisaged. The local industry is based on the Isle of Wight so there may be some day trips required for industry visits.

Program content

Year one

Core units

  • Applied Mathematics
  • CAD and the Design Process
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Manufacturing Principles
  • Electrical Principles
  • Professional and Study Skills

Year two

Core units

  • Applied Mathematics for Engineering
  • Automation and Control
  • Environment and Environmental Impact
  • Wave and Tidal Energy Systems
  • Solar and Wind Energy Systems

Options

  • Competition and Contracts in Engineering
  • Languages

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Year three

Core units

  • Power Storage and Distribution
  • Composite and Floating Structures
  • Eco-Vehicle Technology
  • Project

Options

  • Business Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship 

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Scholarships

Bursaries and scholarships

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Click to find out more about bursaries and scholarships 

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