Why study Energy Engineering at City?
The BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering prepares you for managing technical and scientific projects associated with the generation of power and the management of vital energy resources. Graduates typically are employed in an electricity power generation company or an oil and gas company, managing the design, development, maintenance and operation of technology such as a power station or wind turbine farm.
- Mechanical, Energy and Automotive Engineering at City is ranked 1st in London and 4th nationally on overall satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2013).
- Extensive facilities: undergraduate teaching laboratories with modern equipment including ducts flow, pumps, wind tunnels, water tunnels, IC engines and structural analysis.
- You have the opportunity to complete a placement after the second year. Recent placements have been with TOTAL Oil, National Grid and BP.
- Staff are research-active, at the cutting-edge of their field and up-to-date with the latest industrial developments in their subject areas.
Wind Turbine Competition
Watch this short video about the exciting competition our engineering students recently took part in:
BEng students with good grades at the end of the third year may transfer to the MEng course.
Chartered status may be reached by taking a BEng degree followed by a Masters degree (or Engineering doctorate) accredited by the appropriate engineering institution.
Typical offers require one of the following:
- 'A' Level - 320 UCAS tariff points, including Mathematics at 'A' Level grade B. 'A' Level Physics preferred.
- IB - 33 points, 5 in higher Mathematics.
GCSE English Language grade C (or equivalent).
Other Suitable Qualifications
If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to take a foundation programme first. These programmes are designed to prepare students for entry to City's undergraduate courses.
If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency. The minimum requirement is:
- IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in all components.
INTO English Language Programmes
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner, INTO City University London offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Please click the links below for more information.
If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.
The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:
- Students on courses of more than 6 months
- Students on courses of less than 6 months
- Students on a pre-sessional English Language course
Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake this course part-time.
For more information see our main Visa page.
- Start Date:
- September 2015
- Full-time: 3 years or 4 years including a professional placement.
Year one provides a broad foundation in engineering concepts with a slant towards real-world applications.
The second year puts increasing emphasis on application to complex mechanical systems.
If you obtain good grades at the end of the second or third year, you may transfer to the MEng (Hons) Energy Engineering course.
The course becomes more specialised in year three, with a focus on energy disciplines. As well as group design projects, an individual project allows you to investigate a subject of particular interest to you.
Core modules include:
- Engineering science
- Engineering practice
- Mathematics and computation.
Core modules include:
- Engineering science II
- Engineering practice II
- Mathematics and computation II
- Mechanical analysis and design.
Core modules include:
- Energy management
- Renewable energy
- System reliability
- Turbomachinery and heat transfer.
Teaching and Assessment
The course is delivered as lectures, tutorials, group design, practical sessions and field trips. A combination of analytical, experimental, group interactive education and learning techniques encourage independent study, teamwork, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
Courses are reviewed regularly to respond to the priority needs of the marketplace, meeting the requirements of the Engineering Council. You will learn from academic staff at the Energy and Transport Research Centre, supported by relevant specialists and visiting members of industry.
Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Group learning, teamwork and communication skills are assessed by design group studies, reports and presentation. Practical and technical communication skills are assessed through laboratory work, data analysis and project reports.
- Full-time EU: £9,000 per year
- Full-time Non EU: £14,000 per year
For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Undergraduate Fees and Finance.
You may choose to complete an industrial placement year after the second or third academic year. Placements equip you with a greater understanding of the industry and this may count towards the experience requirement for a professional engineering qualification.
Placements are a fantastic way to gain professional experience in a relevant field as part of your degree. The School has its own dedicated placements team that provides on-hand support and guidance for students throughout their studies. The team has longstanding relationships with an impressive and diverse range of companies spanning both large and small organisations including start-ups in Tech City.
Placements are highly encouraged at City; students that complete a placement year benefit from gaining professional experience working on real-life projects and are also more likely to:
- Achieve a first - 48% of students that completed a placement were awarded a first class degree overall*
- Secure a graduate-level job - 100% of students that completed a placement year secured graduate level work within six months of graduation*
- Earn a higher salary - placement students earn on average £3,000 more than non-placement students*
*Data source: HESA DLHE survey 2011/12
The course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and provides the path for you to gain Chartered Engineer status.
Mechanical Engineering graduates work in industries such as transport, power, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and fuel. They are involved in research, product and process design, manufacturing, maintenance, decommissioning, sustainability assessment and management.
This course will enable you to...
...move on to further study. City offers a range of Masters degree courses related to Energy Engineering, including:
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