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  • Qualification

    Master of Engineering - MEng

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The energy industry generates and distributes electrical power on a large scale, and there is a growing need to improve how we all use energy in our daily lives, to reduce our impact on the environment. Identifying renewable and sustainable energy sources are vital to preserving the world we live in, and finding new ways of generating energy is a challenge for society now, and in the future. If you want to have an impact and be at the forefront of this fast paced industry, this STEM course can help you understand the issues and develop your skills and understanding to help change the world we live in. This integrated Master’s degree gives you a solid grounding in the issues that energy engineers face. Successful completion of the MEng course allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the subject than the BEng course. It also means that you graduate with a Postgraduate level qualification, which can give you an advantage in the job market. We aim to give you a thorough understanding of both electrical and mechanical principles. Not only that, we will also look at the commercial side of the industry to help develop your business acumen. In your final year we will give you the chance to work on projects, helping you to gain experience of leading teams and managing people. This integrated Master’s degree looks at power generation: * Solar * Wind * Tidal * Nuclear * Traditional fossil fuels You’ll explore aspects of the energy industry, centred on large scale electrical power generation and distribution, while assessing the effective use of power by the consumer, micro generation schemes and combined heat and power systems. On top of this, we have excellent facilities for practical work, including our own wind and solar power facility, and you have the option to choose which facilities you want to work with, and focus on, in your final year project work. While you’re studying we’ll aim to give you as much real-world experience as possible. You’ll be able to choose a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too, plus your Final Year has been designed to help you gain the confidence you need to become a leader in this vital area. We’ll also give you the opportunity to take part in national competitions like the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Formula Student,UAS and the Railway Challenge (or comparable design and build team projects). In addition, our Institute of Railway Research (IRR) within our Department of Engineering have been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for ‘innovative research in railway engineering to improve safety and efficiency through technological developments'. This is one of the most coveted distinctions in UK Higher Education. Professional links and accreditation: This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). This means it fully meets the academic requirement for Chartered Engineer status (CEng). The MEng qualification is regarded as the professional benchmark for engineers. An extension to the BEng award, it gives those who show potential the opportunity to study Master’s level modules and attain an enhanced undergraduate award which meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. The IMechE is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering community and IMechE accreditation is recognised around the world as an indicator of quality. Our relationship with the IMechE means that they feel our course content is relevant to the needs of industry, which could give you a potential advantage when looking for a job as employers may ask for graduates with accredited degrees. Additional costs: You’ll need to cover the cost of your safety boots, whic

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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

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A level : AAB

A Levels must include A2 Mathematics (Use of Mathematics is not an acceptable A Level) and at least one other Science/Technology subject (or equivalent qualifications) as listed in Further Information.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 72

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    129 58%

    39th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    20th

    10

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