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Ulster University

Renewable Energy Engineering

UCAS Code: H221

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

To include Grade B in one from GCE A Level Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Engineering, Design and Technology or Electronics. See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the GCE A level subject presented.

The entry requirement for this course is successful completion of a Ulster University validated Access route in Science/Technology with Overall mark of 70% and 70% in NICATS Mathematics (level 2). Equivalent Mathematics qualifications considered for the Mathematics requirement. http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above (or equivalent) if presenting another of the specified subjects for the course with or instead of Design and Technology, Engineering or Electronics. GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include 13 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 5 in Mathematics and another Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

Including minimum H3 Higher Level Mathematics and one other H3 Higher Level subject from Physics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Engineering or Technology and Design. Irish Leaving Certificate English at Grade H6 or above (HL) or Grade O4 or above (OL) if not sitting at Higher Level is also required.

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

DDM

To include a minimum of 9 unit distinctions. Also requires a minimum Merit in a unit of Applied or Further Mathematics and a Merit in a unit of Mechanical Technology or Mechanical Principles. The Faculty of Computing and Engineering accept combinations of A Levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate, BTEC 90-credit Diploma/National Foundation Diploma and BTEC National Diploma. For further information on the requirements for this course please contact Faculty admissions staff by telephone on 028 9036 6305 or email compeng@ulster.ac.uk . Entry equivalences can also be viewed in the online prospectus at http://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements/equivalence.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

To include Mathematics and a science subject.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C,C

To include minimum of BB in Mathematics and a science subject.

UCAS Tariff

120-123

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

71%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Environmental engineering

Study Renewable Energy Engineering at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

This 4 year BEng Hons course prepares students for work within the emerging renewable energy industry and will allow you to make a difference in the world. Graduates will join a body of engineers with the vision and skills necessary to design and manufacture engineering systems and machines for the renewables industry. You will learn how to think innovatively and turn your ideas into useable technology.

Graduates with this mix of mechanical design, electronics, power systems and renewable energy engineering experience have many career opportunities available to them in this emerging sector. The course has a built-in year of work experience, where students work in industry during their third year, making it a highly practical degree.

So whether you want to engineer the next generation of renewable power systems or drive change and create ‘green cities’ then this degree will give you the knowledge and skills to do so.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£4,275
per year
International
£14,060
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,275
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Magee, Londonderry

Department:

Magee Campus

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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.

87%
high
Environmental 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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
85%
Male students
15%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

Civil 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.

£23,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
92%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Engineering professionals
4%
Business, research and administrative professionals
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Do you want to be in demand? This might be the degree for you! We are officially short of civil engineers, and so around two thirds of civil engineering graduates start jobs specifically as civil engineers, and starting salaries are well over £25k last year. Demand for civil engineers and related jobs - we're short of all of them - means that good graduates have plenty of options directly related to their degree when they graduate. This is a subject where work experience can be very helpful in getting a job and many students do work for engineering companies while they take their degrees.

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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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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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