The production and utilisation of energy is a key global issue. Governments and industry are becoming increasingly aware of balancing energy production and utilisation with the need to be environmentally conscious and energy efficient.
This course addresses energy production, storage and utilisation. Develop your understanding of the production and efficient use of conventional and renewable energy sources for power generation, and modern energy storage solutions, complemented with elements of energy economics. With us, you will develop an strong understanding of key principles in engineering, mechanics, electricals and electronics. You will also explore more specialised modules including Energy for Transport Applications and Low Carbon Energy Technology.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent placements have taken place at major companies such as Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar. We also place a strong focus on employability through industry relevant modules, covering topics such as policy and project management.
Graduates of this course go on to a vast range of careers in production, utilisation, energy storage and management, design, research and development, environment control and policy making. You can study Energy Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated Master’s MEng. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements.
- De Montfort University has been ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 301-400 of worldwide universities for engineering and technology
- Access our hi-tech sustainable energy lab, equipped with industry-standard software and work with facilities commonly used in the energy engineering sector.
- Develop your specialist skills and get to know students from across the school by joining exciting student societies such as Formula Student, Electronics Club or Flight Club.
- Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent DMU engineering placements include experience at Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar.
- Prepare for a career in the production, utilisation, storage and management of energy, as well as roles in design, research and development, environment control and policy-making in the energy sector.