What will I learn?

**Overview**Do you like solving problems and getting hands-on with new and exciting technology? Are you interested in finding solutions that deal with society's reliance on fossil fuels? Do you want to follow in the footsteps of the engineers who worked on advancements such as solar-powered drones and the hydrogen fuel used to heat and power green homes?If so, this Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering degree with optional sandwich year is your ideal next move. You can study it as a Bachelor's degree over 3 years (BEng) or integrated Master's degree over 4 years (MEng).This branch of engineering focuses on powering the world, and the infrastructure around this. From energy conversion and storage technology, to low carbon heating systems, electrical circuit analysis and large network grids, you'll study a variety of topics in this constantly evolving area.You'll learn more about the energy industry, better preparing you for a career in the field, and develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to deliver products and services that benefit the climate and society.When you graduate, you'll be ready for a career working at the forefront of the technology responsible for electrical and renewable energy. You'll have a skillset that's always in demand, and get to be part of the solution to one of the most pressing issues facing society.**MEng and BEng differences**The 3-year Bachelor's degree (BEng) and 4-year integrated Master's degree (MEng) share the same modules in years 1–3. The MEng allows you to achieve a postgraduate-level degree with an extra year of study.You can apply for the MEng or BEng. If you study the BEng, you'll also have the option of applying for the MEng at the end of year 3.**What you'll experience**On this MEng/BEng Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering, you'll:- Develop the engineering skills and technical knowledge you need to design, assess and improve electrical, renewable and alternative energy systems- Learn about many aspects of electrical engineering, including grid management automation and the flow of high-voltage electricity- Get a better understanding of energy-efficient buildings, via energy conservation and undertaking energy audits- Study energy storage using electrolysers, batteries and fuel cells, for applications such as electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles- Use cost analysis to compare renewable energy technologies with traditional fuel systems from the points of view of business, industry and maintenance- Develop your skills in Computer-Aided Design (CAD)- Learn how to write computer code to programme a system or device- Get the opportunity to work in industry in some modules, giving you the chance to network with, and work alongside, established experts and prospective employers**Careers and opportunities**When you finish this Electrical and Renewable Energy Engineering degree course, our careers and employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry.You'll get work at the forefront of electrical and renewable energy technology, reinforcing and improving infrastructure. Not only is the work rewarding, but you'll be working in a highly skilled area, which is always in-demand.You'll graduate with the skills and understanding to work in many related areas, including:- Energy generation, such as in solar or wind power- Energy conversion and storage in areas such as batteries and hydrogen cell technologies.- Sustainable transport systems, in fields such as electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, as well as hydrogen and biomethane vehicles- Low carbon heating systems, such as in solar, thermal, hydrogen energy, as well as biomethane and heat pumps- Energy efficient buildings, in areas such as energy conservation, new materials, sma

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Technology

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 19,520) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,100.00 (US$ 19,520) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
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