Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry) MEng

Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry) MEng

School of Engineering

UCAS Code

6Q98

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    5 Years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    6Q98; Short form: EEMeng/Fe

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MEng

Why study this course?

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. The future security of our energy supply is one of the most pressing issues society faces today. This course prepares future energy engineers for the challenge. It’s your chance to get real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly-growing field, and work your way towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status faster. With the support of our highly skilled teaching staff, you’ll gain the contemporary technical design, power generation and operations skills you need to increase energy efficiency and further develop renewable sources of energy. This course is firmly industry-led, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future. With the MEng, you’ll get all the benefits of our BEng programme with an extra year to deepen and embed your knowledge, further your real-world, hands-on industrial experience (and therefore improve your employment prospects on graduation) and take you closer to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

Entry Requirements

Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted

BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • 1 Study Skills
  • Basic Mathematics
  • ICT

Continued

  • Practical Skills
  • Design Studies
  • Analytical Studies

Year 2 and 3

Compulsory modules

  • Analytical methods
  • Introductory mechanics
  • Electrical principles
  • Drawing and CAD
  • Engineering Applications
  • Manufacturing engineering
     

Compulsory modules

  • Mathematics and simulation methods
  • Mechanics, Kinematics and materials
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Thermo-fluids and CFD
  • Electromagnetic systems
  • Operations Management

Year 4 and 5

Compulsory modules

  • Advanced mathematical and simulation methods
  • Control systems
  • Engineering design
  • Energy and power generations systems
  • Project
     

Compulsory modules

  • Engineer and Society
  • Applied energy systems
  • Project
  • Group design project
  • Specialist option from Renewable energy technology or Wind power generation & control

Further Information

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Fees 2019/20

Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Industry Links

Our close links with industry mean everything you’ll learn reflects current best practice - especially as you’ll be taught by staff with successful careers in the engineering sector.

Professional Accreditation

This course is new and will be assessed for accreditation by the appropriate professional bodies on completion of the first cohort.

Learning Environment and Assessment

Curriculum design is informed by the research, scholarship, and engineering activities of the staff, in line with the established criteria for accredited engineering degree programmes. Industrially relevant applications and examples of the material are essential to student understanding and future use. Delivery methods and curriculum design evolve in response to generic and discipline-specific developments, taking into account educational research, changes in national policy, industrial practice and the needs of employers.

You will have the opportunity to join the Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on innovation projects, and take part in specialised group projects using complex systems.

Assessment is wide ranging depending on module: e.g. assignments, examination, projects, presentations and debates.

Opportunities

Energy engineering is a growing discipline and graduates are in greater demand than ever, which means your options within the sector are varied.

Facilities

You’ll have access to world-class resources including modern computer facilities and specialist laboratories