Energy and Environmental Engineering | BEng Four-Year Foundation Entry

Energy and Environmental Engineering

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With the world’s population set to reach nine billion in 2050, obtaining enough clean water, air, land, food and energy becomes even more difficult an issue for modern society.

Our Energy and Environmental Engineering degree equips graduates with the skills and knowledge to be 21st century engineers, prepared to meet the growing demand for energy and to face the ever growing environmental challenges of industry and society. 

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Key Facts

UCAS Code (Foundation): 48C3
UCAS Code (MEng): 0HRS
UCAS Code (BEng): 42U0
Institution Code: T80
Course Length:
4 years
Start Date: September

Scholarships and Bursaries

School of Engineering
Contact Name:
Dr Robert Andrew Hawksley Goodson
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  • I have always enjoyed maths, physics and simple chemistry and this programme offers a wide spectrum of mechanical engineering with a focus on the environment and providing clean energy for future generations.

    Harjot UbhiBEng (Hons) Energy and Environmental Engineering

The 4 year BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering programme is intended to provide you with a thorough grounding in mechanical engineering science and its application to design and the solution of a range of engineering problems in the context of the engineering industry. The inclusive foundation year is designed to develop your mathematical, analytical and study skills, to equip you with the necessary academic skills required to successfully study engineering at a degree level.

The BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering programme is intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in mechanical engineering science and then apply this to the environment. In addition, students will develop knowledge in a suitable range of manufacturing processes and materials.  The programme will also consider environmental aspects of design and technology and will enable students to gain a range of skills, relevant to a broad range of employment opportunities.

The foundation year is designed to develop your mathematical, analytical and study skills, to equip you with the necessary academic skills required to successfully study engineering at a degree level. Your academic skills will be developed through engineering relevant modules including Mathematics, Engineering Science, Study Skills and IT, Manufacturing Technology and an Engineering Project.

Year One - Level 4 - BEng

  • Engineering Science 1
  • Engineering Science 2
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering Design
  • Materials and Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Engineering Applications and Study Skills

 Year Two - Level 5 - BEng

  • Group Project and Research Methods
  • Thermofluid Mechanics 1
  • Management Innovation and Sustainability
  • CAE and Stress Analysis
  • Control and Automation
  • Sustainable Energy Systems and Power Generation
  • Dynamics
  • Environmental Engineering Principles

 Year 3 - Level 6 - BEng

  • Major Project
  • Advanced Stress Analysis and FEA
  • Advanced Computational Methods
  • Energy Management and Efficiency
  • Environmental Pollution Control
  • Carbon Reduction Strategies

Everyone is a student of the University of Life however some of the lessons learnt can take a long time to be recognised and understood. Studying for a degree is a means of identifying where problems exist in any given industry and the understanding how potential solutions, learnt through a programme of study, can help to avoid or mitigate the effects of these problems. A structured programme allows a student to build upon lessons learnt and reflect upon the impacts of decisions made.

Students on this type of programme come with a natural interest in their specialism and the teaching team aims to tap into this interest so students enjoy learning and appreciate the benefits which an engineering degree with a specialism, can add to reinforce their areas of interest. 

The assessments for the programme will be a mix of coursework and formal examination. Modules such as group project and Major project will also have presentations where you would be given the opportunity to showcase your work.

For the foundation entry to our four year degrees, our offers are based on 32 UCAS points (previously 80). We will not specify the subject matter required. We will accept A levels, National Diplomas, Certificates, National Awards or equivalent, including NVQ Level 3, 14-19 Diploma and Access courses. Providing you achieve the points required, one A level would be sufficient. GCSE Maths at grade C or above is also required.

Our offers are not solely based on academic results. We take your skills, achievements and life experience into consideration. In such cases, they must provide evidence of capacity to pursue the course successfully. We like to give such applicants every opportunity to show that they have the motivation and ability to succeed in their chosen programme.

This industry consists of many highly specialised companies designing and manufacturing innovative environmental and energy solutions for both small and large-scale industries. There is clear demand for students to gain employment in this field, with demand for graduates predicted to rise by over 20% over the next ten years. Many of the positions available offer excellent starting salaries to graduates with good career progression prospects.

UK/EU Tuition Fees

Visit our UK/EU Tuition Fees section to find out more.

Overseas Tuition Fees

Visit our Overseas Fees section to find out more.

Bursaries and Scholarships

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Bursaries and Scholarships section.

It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.

Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.

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