SCQF Level 8

Course Overview

BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering is a direct route onto the Edinburgh Napier University BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering degree. 

You will study a range of modules from Pneumatics and Hydraulics to Engineering System Analysis. This course will give you the analytical skills needed for a job in the engineering systems industry. You will learn a variety of essential areas in mechanical, electrical and systems engineering.  

In year one you will follow HNC Engineering Systems with Renewables. This course is designed to make sure you meet the varied needs of the industry. On progression to year two you will begin your HND. The aim of this HND is to provide you with practical skills in advanced theories of engineering systems. You will use the latest simulation and design software and study a variety of technical subjects including Principles of Engineering Systems, Renewable Energy Units and Computer Aided Design (CAD).  

The course is taught by teachers with industry experience using the latest industry technologies. You will be taught between Edinburgh College classrooms and workshops where you will gain essential and hands-on experience of the engineering sector. This course is intended to meet the needs of employers and will ensure you meet undergraduate requirements for a variety of universities. 

Do you have any questions regarding this course? Contact a member of our teaching staff:  

Kevin Maloney  

+44 131 297 9285 

What You Will Learn

Year one

Year two

  • Principles of Safe Engineering Systems
  • Engineering Systems Analysis: System Modelling and Control
  • Project Management: Managing the Implementation of a Project
  • Computer Aided Draughting for Engineers
  • Engineering Maths 3
  • Engineering Maths 4
  • Renewable Energy Systems: Overview of Energy Use
  • Design for Manufacture
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Engineering System Graded Unit 2


Entry Requirements
  • Two Highers (C or above) in Mathematics and Physics or another Engineering Science based?discipline 
Eligibility criteria for existing Edinburgh College students or students from other colleges: 

  • NC in Engineering or NC in Multi-Discipline Engineering (Level 6) 
  • Applicants with equivalent certificates are welcome to apply 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • Students are allowed two attempts at each assessment 
  • All units on the course are either pass or fail except for the Graded Units 
  • Graded Units are graded A, B or C based on performance 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • This course will qualify you to apply for an undergraduate position at several universities 
  • Progression onto the second or third year at Edinburgh Napier University BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering course 
Career Opportunities
  • Technician level engineering posts 
  • Mechanical engineer 
  • Renewables engineer 
  • Systems engineer 
  • Apply to the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories
20-year-old Lindsay Stevenson moved to Edinburgh to start her Oil and Gas Technical Programme (OGTAP) managed by OPITO in partnership with Edinburgh College. We caught up with her to find out how her apprenticeship was going so far: 

‘I chose an apprenticeship for on-the-job training and the opportunity to earn and learn. I’ve formed lots of friendships with my new classmates and in terms of the course itself the practical nature is the best thing.  

I hope to work offshore and progress within the oil and gas industry. And, to travel lots when I’m off!’ 

Read more of our student stories here.

Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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