MEng/BSc Renewable Energy
MEng Renewable Energy H221 4 years
BSc Renewable Energy F802 3 years
These are practical, vocational programmes for individuals seeking a professional role in the rapidly expanding and strategically important energy sector. We receive extensive industrial support from industry leaders including Bill Dunster Architects, Compact Power, Cornwall Light and Power, EDF Energy, GL Garrad Hassan, Geoscience, Ocean Power Technologies, Scottish and Southern Energy and Wardell Armstrong International. Exemplifying this, our relationship with REG Windpower Ltd means Renewable Energy students have full access to the data acquisition system for the two 850kW wind turbines the company has recently built 500 metres from the campus.
The general aims of the two programmes are identical but the MEng provides you with a direct route to completing the higher educational base required for registration as a Chartered Engineer as well as increasing your knowledge as a practical engineer. The fourth year of the MEng fprogramme focuses on deepening knowledge, understanding and capability in the key areas of wind energy, marine renewables and electrical and electronic engineering for renewable energy. It has more emphasis on self-directed learning under supervision and gives you the opportunity to develop and enhance your analysis and design skills, and to deploy creative and innovative thinking by undertaking an extended project with an industrial partner.
Team working and communication skills are honed by embarking on a group project. You’ll gain a high level of technical and ethical competence, extend your understanding of commercial, economic and business issues and develop a professional outlook.