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Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry)

5 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our Energy Engineering Foundation Entry degree course prepares graduate energy engineers to take on one of the most pressing issues facing society today, the future security of our energy supply.

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 directly enter their chosen Honours degree programme.

Take an extra year to deepen your knowledge and gain real-life practical industrial experience in this rapidly-growing field. You can work your way more quickly towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

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.

Our course is firmly industry-led, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge you need to engineer a sustainable future.

Why study with us

  • Master of Engineering with Honours in Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry) is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • Join our Innovation Club and work with a diverse group of students and staff on projects using complex systems.
  • Benefit from the latest high-quality equipment and facilities available through our new £35m Engineering Innovation Centre.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have access to world-class resources including modern computer facilities and specialist laboratories.
  • Our Engineering Innovation Centre enables you to work on real-world projects with commercial partners in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Full-time students can take an optional 48-week sandwich placement in industry between Year 2 and Year 3.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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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Future careers

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

This course provides graduates with a broad understanding of current technology and practice with regards to energy, covering the relevant aspects of thermodynamics, technology, sustainability and policy plus additional specialist areas according to the modules studied. The discipline of engineering encompasses a wide skills base and the emphasis of this course is placed on energy systems, their use and design. By concentrating on the principles fundamental to system level design, the course equips graduates with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of energy engineering and develop the transferrable skills to find employment in a diverse set of industrial and commercial sectors.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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