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Energy and Environmental Engineering (BEng University Route) (inc. HND Engineering Systems with Renewables)

Campus Midlothian Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Full time

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

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

You will study several 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 will make sure you meet the varied needs of the industry. On progression to year two, you will begin your HND. This HND aims to provide you with practical skills in advanced theories of engineering systems. You will use the latest simulation and design software and study technical subjects including Principles of Engineering Systems, Renewable Energy Units and Computer-Aided Design (CAD).  

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

If you have any questions regarding this course, contact a member of our teaching staff at kevin.maloney@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or phone +44 131 297 9285.

What you will learn

Year One (HNC)

Year Two (HND)

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.
  • All units within the course must be achieved to gain the full award; those listed in Year 1 to gain the HNC, and those listed in Year 1 and Year 2 to gain the HND before gaining third-year entry into the BEng Energy and Environmental Engineering or mechanical engineering at Napier University.  

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

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

    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 or mechanical engineering courses. 

    Career options

    • Technician level engineering posts 
    • Mechanical engineer 
    • Renewables engineer 
    • Systems engineer 
    • Apply to the Modern Apprenticeship Scheme 

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date
    Midlothian Campus Full time 26/08/24

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