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University of Exeter

Renewable Energy Engineering

UCAS Code: H803

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B-A,A,B

Excluding General Studies. Grade B Maths and another Science subject required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:25,M:20

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 25 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 20 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 13 L3 credits in an acceptable Maths subject and 13 L3 credits at Merit Grade or above in another Science subject (please contact us for further guidance on our equivalencies and specific module requirements). Please also see our GCSE requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-32

Applicants will be considered with IB 34-32 OR 665 or 655 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have Grade 5 in HL Maths and one other Science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM-DDD

BTEC Extended Diploma (2010) Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without the GCE AL science subject: Applied Science, Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Operations Maintenance Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science. All applicants will require an additional A'Level Mathematics at grade B. BTEC Extended Diploma (2016) Applicants studying one of the following new BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without the GCE AL science subject: Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering. All applicants will require an additional A'Level Mathematics at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B-A,B,B

Grade B Maths and another Science subject required.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B-A,A,A,B,B


Grade B Maths and another Science subject required.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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

73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Energy engineering

Specialising in energy engineering with a focus on clean and renewable energy technologies for over a decade, our programmes are well established in providing graduate engineers to the sector. They offer excellent vocational training in the areas of renewable and clean energy, but with each programme tailored to your strengths and with a clear progression towards employability outcomes for each. The BEng/MEng is tailored to students who want to focus on an engineering career, while the BSc programme has a broader remit towards consultancy or policy opportunities.

Renewable energy is produced from sources that are replenished as they are used, such as the wind, water flowing in streams, rivers and seas, the sun and sustainably grown crops. In order to harness these sources and reduce our dependency on finite reserves of oil, coal and gas, renewable energy professionals need to understand the scientific principles of renewable energy technology and have the management skills to ensure that UK and international carbon emission reduction targets are met. They must also understand the effect of human activities on the environment and the socio-economic and business issues influencing delivery of the technology.

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
£9,250
per year
International
£22,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

Department:

Renewable Energy

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
low
Energy engineering

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.

Civil engineering

Teaching and learning

63%
Staff make the subject interesting
59%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

64%
UK students
36%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

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.

£27,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Engineering professionals
7%
Business, research and administrative professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Want to make good money from the word go? This is the degree for you! The UK has had a shortage of chemical engineers for a while now so starting salaries are very good. In fact, across the UK, only doctors and dentists bettered the average starting salary for chemical engineering graduates, with an average starting salary of around £28,000. Key sectors for chemical engineers last year included the petrochemicals, food, nuclear, pharmaceuticals, materials and consultancy industries. Their skills set also means that the finance industry likes graduates from these degrees, so there are options if you don't fancy engineering as a career. Most graduates take a longer course that leads to an MEng — which is what you need to take if you want to be a Chartered Engineer. Chemical engineers are also more likely than other engineers to take doctorates and go into research roles, so if you want to take an engineering subject but fancy a research job, this might be a good subject to take.

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