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Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you like solving problems and getting hands-on with new and exciting technology? Are you interested in finding solutions that deal with society's reliance on fossil fuels? Do you want to follow in the footsteps of the engineers who worked on advancements such as solar-powered drones and the hydrogen fuel used to heat and power green homes?If so, this Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering degree with optional sandwich year is your ideal next move. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).This branch of engineering focuses on powering the world, and the infrastructure around this. From energy conversion and storage technology, to low carbon heating systems, electrical circuit analysis and large network grids, you'll study a variety of topics in this constantly evolving area.You'll learn more about the energy industry, better preparing you for a career in the field, and develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deliver products and services that benefit the climate and society.When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career working at the forefront of the technology responsible for electrical and renewable energy. You'll have a skillset that's always in demand, and get to be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing society.**MEng and BEng differences**The 3-year Bachelor's degree (BEng) and 4-year integrated Master's degree (MEng) share the same modules in years 1–3. The MEng allows you to achieve a postgraduate-level degree with an extra year of study.You can apply for the MEng or BEng. If you study the BEng, you'll also have the option of applying for the MEng at the end of year 3.**What you'll experience**On this MEng/BEng Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering, you'll:- Develop the engineering skills and technical knowledge you need to design, assess and improve electrical, renewable and alternative energy systems- Learn about many aspects of electrical engineering, including grid management automation and the flow of high-voltage electricity- Get a better understanding of energy-efficient buildings, via energy conservation and undertaking energy audits- Study energy storage using electrolysers, batteries and fuel cells, for applications such as electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles- Use cost analysis to compare renewable energy technologies with traditional fuel systems from the points of view of business, industry and maintenance- Develop your skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD)- Learn how to write computer code to programme a system or device- Get the opportunity to work in industry in some modules, giving you the chance to network with, and work alongside, established experts and prospective employers**Careers and opportunities**When you finish this Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.You'll get work at the forefront of electrical and renewable energy technology, reinforcing and improving infrastructure. Not only is the work rewarding, but you'll be working in a highly skilled area, which is always in-demand.You'll graduate with the skills and understanding to work in many related areas, including:- Energy generation, such as in solar or wind power- Energy conversion and storage in areas such as batteries and hydrogen cell technologies.- Sustainable transport systems, in fields such as electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, as well as hydrogen and biomethane vehicles- Low carbon heating systems, such as in solar, thermal, hydrogen energy, as well as biomethane and heat pumps- Energy efficient buildings, in areas such as energy conservation, new materials, sma

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 57 6

    44th out of 72 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    112 50%

    52nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

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    90 90%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    43rd

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    104 47%

    62nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    50th

    33

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