The course

UCAS code
HH38
Duration
Up to 5 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The programme is designed to equip students to tackle innovative and challenging professional tasks associated with energy provision and utilisation. Students will acquire skills to take responsibility for decision-making where energy and the environment are important issues. Building on a sound engineering foundation, students will be introduced to specialised energy topics, management and environmental impact assessment.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Course content

Year 1

The early years are based on the programme in Mechanical Engineering. Specialisation in energy topics begins in Level 3.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 33%
  • Independent study:67%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:45%
  • Practical:17%
  • Coursework:38%
Year 2

Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 31%
  • Independent study:69%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:58%
  • Practical:16%
  • Coursework:26%
Year 3

Subjects include Strength of Materials; Machine Dynamics; Applied Thermodynamics; Fluid Dynamics; Materials Engineering; Design and Manufacture; Control Engineering; and Instrumentation.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 29%
  • Independent study:71%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:50%
  • Practical:15%
  • Coursework:35%
Year 4

Students choose specialist subjects from Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials and Machine Dynamics. Mandatory courses include a year-long individual project plus Engineering Design and Manufacture that includes an industrial project. Other options such as Petroleum Engineering and Automotive Technologies are available.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study:74%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:39%
  • Practical:13%
  • Coursework:48%
Year 5

Students may register from Level 1. Entry is offered to those whose performance at the end of Level 3 places them in the upper part of the class. Students study multi-disciplinary topics in Engineering and undertake a group project.

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 27%
  • Independent study:73%
  • Placement:0%

Assessment

  • Written:25%
  • Practical:11%
  • Coursework:64%

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