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Edinburgh Napier University

Energy and Environmental Engineering

UCAS Code: HJ69

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

Access to HE Diploma

D:6,M:39

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 39 Credits at Merit & 6 Distinction including Maths and Science (Excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* at Level 3. English at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

Award of Diploma with 27 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 4 including Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject* at minimum grade 5. SL English at grade 5.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3

Pre-2017 Grading System: B1, B3, B3, B3 at Higher Level to include Maths and a Science (excluding Biology)/Technical Subject*. Grade B3 at Ordinary Level in English. New Grading System: H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level to include Maths and a Science (excluding Biology)/Technical Subject*. Grade O3 at Ordinary Level in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

MM

MM (Merit, Merit) in a related subject plus A-Level grade C. BTEC must include Maths but if not we would accept A-Level Maths at Grade C as an alternative. GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMM

MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject. BTEC must include Maths but if not we would accept A-Level Maths at Grade C as an alternative. GCSE Grade B/5/6 in English.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

Maths and a Science (excluding Biology) or Technical Subject*. National 5 B in English. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.

UCAS Tariff

96-102

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

77%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Others in technology

Electrical and electronic engineering

This wide-ranging course offers a highly relevant qualification. You’ll graduate equipped for a career as a professional engineer in the renewable, built environment and traditional energy industries.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£14,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Engineering and the Built Environment

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Engineering and technology

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

57%
UK students
43%
International students
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
334

Engineering

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
87%
Male students
13%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate
334

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Technology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
0%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Engineering professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The stats cover quite a broad subject area, but over half of the graduates we're talking about here studied some kind of audio technology subject. It's not a surprise, then, to find that the most common job for graduates from this subject last year was as a sound technician in film, TV and music. Jobs in IT, as arts officers or musicians, in marketing, or in business were also popular — these degrees can be quite flexible and give you a lot of opportunities. Another degree that falls under this heading is in transport logistics (told you it was broad!), and those graduates did particularly well as our whole just-in-time retail economy really needs good logistics skills - and graduates with those qualifications are in serious shortage. But your prospects do depend on the particular degree you take, so if you have a course in mind, take a look at the information on the university's website.

Engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Engineering professionals
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Engineering and technology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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