The course

UCAS code
HH3V
Duration
Up to 4 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.

Year 2

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

Year 3

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

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.

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and Energy Engineering students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 77% are working
  • 7% are studying
  • 3% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 83% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £25000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £26000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Engineering professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Administrative occupations
  • Skilled trades occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Quality and regulatory professionals
  • Business and public service associate professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BB in Adv. Higher Mathematics and Physics.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 30 points to include Higher Level Mathematics and Physics.
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science. A qualification in Chemistry is also an advantage.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers ABB
  • A-Levels AAB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with BBB in Adv. Higher Mathematics, Physics and one other subject.
  • Additional information The subjects studied must include Mathematics and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £17,440

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

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