Energy and Environment

Benefit from significant investment in the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre and real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly growing field.

Our industry-led courses will provide you with the contemporary technical design, power generation and operations skills you need to increase energy efficiency and further develop renewable sources of energy.

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Awards

  • We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity.  Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.

Get to know us

Get a feel for our campus and meet current students and staff at an Open Day. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

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Why choose us?

  • During your studies at the University’s Preston Campus you’ll benefit from our new £35 million Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC).
  • Our courses are informed by industrial developments meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future.
  • Courses offer an optional placement in industry. Placements are an invaluable opportunity to help consolidate your learning, gain experience, and radically enhance your employability.
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Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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What our students say

The support I received from my tutors was amazing and I felt like they went the extra mile for me. The skills I learnt at UCLan have been invaluable to me in my professional roles and generally in my daily life.
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Mohammed Ahmed
Energy Engineering graduate
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What careers are there in energy?

Graduates can progress to employment in the growing renewable energy sector. You'll be able to work as a system engineer, design engineer, project engineer, energy consultant and in energy management. 

Future careers in Energy and Environment 

  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental manager
  • Minerals surveyor
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Waste management officer
  • Water quality scientist

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

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Meet the team

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Tony Broad
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (C…

Liben Jiang
Dr Liben Jiang
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Liben Jiang has intensive teaching and research experience in the building/energy-related subjects. He teaches various modules and supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students, including PhD research students. Dr Jiang’s research interests lie in the fields of thermoelec…