BEng (Hons)

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Engineering

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Want to be part of the solution to combat climate change for the 21st century? Explore energy generation, technology, demand and supply on this renewable energy engineering course.

Why study with us

  • Become an innovator at the forefront of the green energy revolution. Our industry-led course will give you the skills to thrive in this rapidly advancing sector.
  • You’ll learn from the experts - we regularly host industry partners for guest lectures and research projects. Previous events have featured BRE Group, Carbon Trust, Energy Institute, Fire and Rescue Services, Shell, GexCon, Tyco and many others.
  • Outside the classroom you can join our Sustainable Engineering programmes. These include the Eco–Car Challenge and our new Wind project. Here you'll work with a diverse group of students and staff on projects using complex systems.

What you'll do

  • Study renewable energy technologies and innovative approaches to meet the challenges of climate change, such as novel carbon capture and hydrogen use.
  • Engage in live projects with industry partners in our Engineering Innovation Centre. Here you'll be able to put your knowledge of technical design, power generation and project management to the test.
  • Further advance your career prospects through an optional 48-week industry placement between Year 2 and Year 3.


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.

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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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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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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State-of-the-art engineering facilities

You’ll have access to world-class resources. These resources include modern computer facilities and specialist laboratories. Our Engineering Innovation Centre provides you with state-of-the-art production, design and research facilities. Giving you the tools and skills you need to pursue an engineering career in the 21st century. 

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Academic expertise

Our academic team have extensive experience and knowledge in the energy sector. This knowledge extends across the various fields of renewable and nuclear energy, carbon capture & storage, carbon assessment and energy management. You'll be taught by a dedicated academic team with up to date engineering and industry knowledge.

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Dr Matt Stables
Lecturer in Energy Engineering
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Matt Stables is a lecturer and Course Leader for BEng/MEng / MSc Energy Engineering. Having had extensive research experience in science and engineering, Matt’s research interests lie in the fields of Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technology and Sustainability. Interest from…

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Dr Hamid Reza Nasriani
Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering and Computing

Dr Nasriani teaches across a range of subjects for our engineering school. He is a senior lecturer and course leader for the BEng/MEng and MSC Oil & Gas Engineering programmes at the University of Central Lancashire. Reza is also actively involved in a wide array of research rela…

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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Get to know us

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

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Future careers in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Engineering

Renewable and Sustainable Energy is a vital component to tackling climate change. Graduates are in greater demand than ever - your career options within this sector can be varied and will involve many exciting roles.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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