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Undergraduate Study

Renewable Energy Engineering

96% of our graduates are in further study or graduate-level employment within 15 months of graduation1

Based on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall, where the UK's renewable energy revolution began

Practical, vocational training with optional industrial placement between years two and three

Expertise in energy policy, marine renewables, bio-fuels, electrical power and networks, wind, photo-voltaic and thermal technologies

Renewable Energy at the University of Exeter

Clean energy, generated using renewable sources and new technology, promises a permanent solution to the global energy crisis.

Exeter’s degrees cover a full range of topics from solar, marine and wind generation to policy and governance within the energy sector.

Based at our Penryn Campus in Cornwall, you’ll get first-hand experience from access to the regions’ many specialist renewable energy laboratories, wind farms, solar photovoltaic systems and offshore test sites.

The technical skills you’ll learn as part of this degree, as well as the knowledge gained through exposure to the challenges currently faced by industry, will open doors to a wide-range of careers.

1 The Guardian League Table 2021: Electronic and Electrical Engineering graduates

As an international student I have found the amount of support available on my course and from across the whole university has been really helpful. Living in Cornwall is undoubtedly one of my most precious experiences.

I’ve been actively involved with Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union since my first year, becoming president of the Engineers Without Borders society and getting involved with several student led volunteer projects. Joining clubs and societies means you can enjoy the 'study-life' balance and explore many beautiful places whilst meeting new people from both the University of Exeter and Falmouth University.

One thing I found very helpful as an international student is that there is always someone I can ask for help. Both university staff members and students from the years above are willing to help as much as they can, or give me guidance to seek help from others. For the University of Exeter in particular, there are many ways to connect with international students such as the Global Chums Scheme and several international societies, you’ll never feel like you’re on your own.

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