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BEng (Hons)
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Renewable & Sustainable Energy Engineering (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Our Foundation Entry programme balances the many areas of renewable and sustainable Energy engineering. It will enable you to develop essential skills for this exciting fast-paced industry.

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.

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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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. 

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.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
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.

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

Visit us this autumn

Discover our facilities, explore campus and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at one of our autumn Open Days.

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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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