The projected increase in global energy demand, led by developing and emerging economies, underscores the need for new supplies of affordable sustainable energy. This future energy need is perhaps the greatest single challenge of the Century. The programme will concentrate on training you for employment in the energy sector. Examples of recent projects include an assessment of biodiesel as a road vehicle fuel and the development of rooftop wind turbines. Graduates may go on to work as engineers advising on sustainability issues, for example, in energy companies or the government.
Year 1: Aspects of energy engineering; stress analysis; mechanics of fluids; dynamics; thermodynamics; engineering mathematics. Year 2: Applied thermodynamics; heat transfer; applied fluid mechanics; engineering design; electrical technology; engineering mthematics; structural analysis; graphical communication, design and manufacture. Year 3: Individual design and research project; computer aided engineering; combustion in automobile engines; aircraft propulsion; operational and financial management; materials selection and design; optional modules: Design of engineering systems; fluid mechanics and heat transfer; vehicle dynamics.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
- International Baccalaureate 34
- European Baccalaureate 75%-80%
- GCE A-level AAB
- SQA Advanced Higher AAB
- SQA Higher
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D*
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade