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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


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**The UK Government has committed £12 billion of funding for a Green Industrial Revolution. Join the fight against climate change, find solutions to society's reliance on fossil fuels and be part of the next great energy transformation.On this Renewable Energy Engineering degree, you'll study a branch of engineering that focuses on powering the world sustainably. From energy conversion and storage technology, to low carbon heating systems, electrical circuit analysis and large network grids, you'll develop the engineering skills and technical knowledge you need to design, assess and improve electrical, renewable and alternative energy systems that benefit the climate and society.Follow in the footsteps of engineers who worked on radical advancements such as solar-powered drones and the hydrogen fuel used to heat and power green homes.**BEng or MEng?**You can study this course as a 3-year Bachelor's degree (BEng – H892) or a 4-year integrated Master's degree (MEng – H893). The MEng allows you to achieve a Master’s level degree with just one extra year of undergraduate study, further enhancing your career prospects.**Course highlights*** 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* 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) and learn computer code to programme a system or device* Work in industry on optional modules or your optional placement year, networking with and working work alongside established experts and prospective employers**Careers and opportunities**When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career working at the forefront of the technology responsible for renewable energy. Not only is the work rewarding, but you'll be working in a highly skilled area, which is always in-demand, and get to be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing society.Ares you could work in include:* energy generation – such as in solar or wind power* energy conversion and storage – in areas such as batteries and hydrogen fuel 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, smart energy management and energy audits* security – working to improve national security by working on new technologies and infrastructure**Placement year (optional)**Possible placement destinations:* solar energy project developers* fuel cell and battery manufacturers* smart grid service providers* energy storage and energy management businesses* local councils* sustainable transportation businesses* energy research and development companies**Work experience and career planning**The Group Design Project module you take in year 2, the Individual Project module you take in year 3, and the Multidisciplinary Group Project you take in year 4 (MEng only), give you the opportunity to get work experience as part of your study.Your project work will be on an industry-related or industry-sponsored subject related to renewable energy, or its application. You'll plan your project with consultation from your tutors and, where necessary, external industrial supervisors. Your project will contain elements that boost your future employability, such as a financial analysis of different energy options for a part

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,300per year

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University of Portsmouth

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

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