Course overview Energy and Sustainability Engineering MEng (Hons)
This course is subject to approval.
The Energy and Sustainability Engineering course equips you with the expertise to take a multidisciplinary approach in tackling the challenges faced in sustainable development and access to clean and affordable energy.
Over four years, you will develop the professional engineering skills required, with a focus on innovative and sustainable solutions to current and future problems in energy systems.
Individual and group engineering design projects demonstrate your expertise to future employers, whilst the fourth year, at Master’s level, helps you transition from study to professional practice.
- Benefit from exceptional industry involvement in the degree programme, taking advantage of the London location of City, including undertaking projects set by industry and guest lectures from practising engineers
- Study in world leading research facilities where different engineering systems are designed, developed, and implemented for industry today
- Take an optional placement year or placement over two summer periods to boost your employability, building on the strengths in research and industrial collaborations across the Department of Engineering
- Fast track your progress to Chartered Engineer status, with a degree that meets all academic requirements for professional registration.
We have every expectation that these degrees will receive full accreditation from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Energy Institute providing a path for you to gain Chartered Engineering status.
You will develop a strong technical background in key subjects which require the integration of concepts across the breadth of engineering.
Build a firm foundation in mathematics, engineering, physics, electronics and computing, and manufacturing and materials with our largely shared first year.
The Engineering in Society - Social responsibility (15 credits)
Engineering Design 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Mechanics of materials and manufacturing (15 credits)
Engineering Science (15 credits)
Introductory Mathematics and Programming (15 credits)
Mathematics 1 (15 credits)
Introduction to Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (15 credits)
Electronics - including circuits, digital and analog electronics (15 credits)
You begin to advance your knowledge of power generation while also studying data analysis, materials and mechatronics, thermal power systems, electronics and geology and materials.
The Engineer in Society: Sustainability and Circular Economy (15 credits)
Engineering Design 2 (15 credits)
Mathematics 2 (15 credits)
Geology and Materials (15 credits)
Mechatronics and Systems (15 credits)
Electronics 2 - including Electromagnetics (15 credits)
Thermal Power systems (15 credits)
Data Analysis for Engineers (15 credits)
You deepen your expertise through an individual design project focused on energy systems. You will study topics in through life engineering, renewable energy systems, energy storage and hydrogen economy, energy in the built environment and energy policy and regulations.
Individual project (30 credits)
The Engineer in Society: Energy for all (15 credits)
Renewable Energy systems (15 credits)
Energy in the built environment (15 credits)
Through Life Engineering (15 credits)
Energy policy, regulations (15 credits)
Energy storage and hydrogen economy (15 credits)
The final year of the integrated master’s involves a major group design module, four core modules and two electives. You will study topics in smart grids and power systems, energy economics and finance and energy infrastructure and sustainability in addition to two elective modules.
Design project group (30 credits)
The Engineer in Society: Environment (15 credits)
Smart Grids and power systems (15 credits)
Energy Economics and Finance (15 credits)
Energy Infrastructure and Sustainability (15 credits)
Machine Learning (15 credits)
Transport Energy and emissions (15 credits)
The energy market and Energy Trading (15 credits)
Robotics Imaging and Vision (15 credits)
Risk Management (15 credits)
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Teaching and assessment
To be confirmed.
Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services. This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.
- Fee waivers are available for this course.
- Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.
Qualified engineers are well placed to take on analytical or developmental positions in energy firms, engineering consultancies, utilities, small businesses, and renewable energy companies.
Graduates have wide-ranging employment opportunities including at Ford, Rolls Royce, Lotus, BP, Howden, Shell, Heliex, Bühler Sortex, Transport for London, Jaguar, Delphi, Holroyd, UK Power Reserve, Drax Power Plant, RWE Npower, Renewables, Energy Institute, Voltalia, Lloyd Warwick, Brook Green Supply, and RWE Innogy.
If you want to become a Chartered Engineer – enjoying enhanced job prospects and earning potential – an integrated MEng offers the most direct route to achieving CEng status.
How to apply
Applications for degree courses must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).
This course is subject to approval.
This course is not currently open for applications. When the course opens, you can apply through your school or college using the Apply system, which enables you to submit your application directly to the UCAS website.
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You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.
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When to apply
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