BEng Energy Engineering with Environmental Management


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Degree of Bachelor of Engineering



UCAS Course Code
H221
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Developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group, this course will prepare you for a future career in engineering. As well as being academically rigorous, the course allows you to develop varied skills for a career beyond university thanks to close partnerships with major companies. We take a multidisciplinary approach to our teaching, working closely with UEA’s prestigious schools of Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics so you can learn from a range of experts.

As an Energy Engineering with Environmental Management student, you will also be educated in the environmental impact of energy engineering and benefit from our long-established expertise in environmental sciences.

Our engineering courses allow you to develop your own career plan, and all have a common first year so you can get to know the subject before focusing on either Energy, Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical, or maintaining a mixed approach.

Overview

Year 1 is aimed at introducing the fundamental principles of all engineering disciplines using energy engineering as a focusThe Energy Engineering Revolution module aims to provide an up to date assessment of the energy industry, using visiting speakers, mini-projects and case studies to address topical issues such as renewable heat incentives, feed-in tariffs and maintenance in the offshore environment. The Engineering Principles module builds knowledge in fluid flow, electricity, structural design and materials. Engineering Practice introduces the design theme and uses  it as a vehicle to explore professional practice and ethical codes of conduct. A range of communication techniques including sketching and drawing skills as well as team working are all taught in an energy context. The two mathematics modules consolidate pre-university knowledge and push it a bit further. The engineering mathematics component complements the theoretical work with estimation challenges and energy data analysis using a range of software.

Year 2  builds on the foundations to explore design codes of practice in more depth and uses renewable energy examples to illustrate advanced principles. For example a basic understanding of wind turbine towers includes considerations of drag-induced overturning forces and foundation stability, as well as the aerodynamics of flow past the turbines. A thorough understanding of micro-hydro schemes is developed by analysing pumps and turbines linked to pipe flow and networks, while the study of grid storage pushes the electricity theme further. The important mathematical theme continues to more advanced material including learning programming skills.

Year 3 includes the important element of your individual project. Your supervisor may make suggestions for suitable topics, but essentially this is your chance to become an expert in the area of energy engineering that fascinates you and in which you are likely to work. Industry is keen to see this in-depth study, as many energy engineering degrees can be somewhat superficial in their coverage. At UEA we aim for both breadth and depth in our teaching.

Themes

Engineering Design

Engineers design things. This is a highly creative process that builds upon a fundamental understanding of fluid flow, material properties, structural behaviour, dynamics of systems and mathematics. But rather than save up all the fun bits until the base theory is complete, you will tackle engineering design challenges from the start of your degree and gradually build up your confidence until by third and fourth year you are capable of completing a detailed design to industry standards.

Health and Safety Risk Management

Engineering is becoming ever safer. Many companies now operate strict health and safety policies using sophisticated risk assessment and management techniques. Identifying risks can also lead to financial opportunities. The culture of safe working begins in first year with laboratory exercises and site visits, before permeating all the design work. The chemical engineering hazard study approach to design is adopted throughout.

Professional Ethics and Commercial Awareness

It is obviously important to understand the technical aspects of your discipline, but this is only half the story. Professional life raises all sorts of ethical dilemmas, from the care that must be taken in checking calculations to the consideration of risks to public health. Often the dilemmas are compounded by the underlying need to make a business profitable. There is a growing interest amongst practising engineers in these important aspects. You will discuss ethical and commercial responsibilities with practising engineers who balance them  during their working lives. By the time you graduate you should have a confident foundation understanding of how industry works, which will allow you to get the most out of your initial training.

Energy Technologies

It is quite likely that you were attracted to energy engineering by the technology involved, whether it was the majestic sweep of a wind turbine or the sheer size of the support vehicles and boats installing them. Or perhaps you are fascinated by the decentralisation of energy supply and the idea of making maximum use of the energy potential in waste appeals to you. Whatever your technical interests there will be something in our degrees for you. Renewable energy technologies from marine to solar are complemented by a thorough understanding of modern conventional technologies such as combined cycle gas turbines or carbon capture to prolong the life of coal. Nuclear power is used as a vehicle to introduce the very important subject of risk assessment, as well as for its important contribution to the energy mix.

Environmental Awareness

Environmental Impact Statements are a key feature of all major energy engineering schemes, but industry is concerned that many engineers attempt to apply them to the end of a design rather than embedding them from the start at every key decision stage. At UEA we are uniquely placed to educate our students on the environmental impact of energy engineering because of our long-established expertise in environmental sciences. Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and other crucial concepts become second nature to our students. It is possible to investigate this theme through all years of your degree or to develop your mathematical ability further in third and fourth year instead.

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Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits

ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS AND MECHANICS

RESERVED FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS. This module utilises the mathematical concepts from the Mathematics for Scientists module in an engineering context, before complementing the material with practical mechanics to solve real-world problems. Over the first semester students are introduced to the vocational necessity of estimation in the absence of accurate data through a team-based competition, as well as the practical geometry and numerical methods which can be used when analytical techniques fail. This is supplemented by practical exercises in graphical presentation and data analysis which will contribute to the coursework element of the module. Teaching then concentrates on mechanics in the second semester, encompassing Newton's laws of motion, particle dynamics and conservation laws before a final exam.

ENG-4004Y

20

ENGINEERING PRACTICE

RESERVED FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS. Engineering Practice prepares students for the inherent financial and ethical considerations of working in the engineering industry as well as kick-starting the creative design theme of the course. Semester 1 begins by recreating the team-based nature of modern engineering companies through an induction activity aimed at helping students with the transition to university study. The group then studies the historical developments which govern design principles in today's low-carbon world, including business sustainability and the ethical responsibility of resource depletion. These concepts then feed directly into students' design work as they learn to produce professional technical drawings and sketches alongside 3D models using CAD software. Students are assessed on their progress through coursework and learning is supplemented by industrial site visits in both semesters. Semester 2 provides opportunities for students to apply the skills they have learned to a real conceptual design (currently based on the EWB Challenge) and culminates in an introduction to economics with application to energy markets.

ENG-4003Y

20

ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND LAWS

To take this module you will need the equivalent of Maths A level grade B. This 20-credit module introduces several distinct topics - all of which will be essential during the later stages of the course. During the first semester, students investigate how to harness the properties of modern materials within an engineering context followed by fluid flow and hyrdaulics supported by lab work and assessed in one formative and one summative course test. Semester 2 begins by developing an appreciation of structural behaviour through examination of solid and lattice structures followed by integrating the study of thermodynamics and heat transfer into coursework and a final exam worth 70% of the module. The written formative assessment is a laboratory report to prepare students for the summative report.

ENG-4002Y

20

ENGINEERING STUDIES

This module introduces the engineering disciplines of Mechanical Engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Energy Engineering using a mix of case studies, visiting speakers, laboratory and field work, student-centred learning. Assessment will include oral presentations, research studies, and reports on site visits, laboratory exercises.

ENG-4005Y

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS A

THIS MODULE CANNOT BE TAKEN WITH ENV-4014Y OR ENV-4013Y. This module is designed for students with maths A2 level (grade C or above) or IB SL (grade 4 or above). It is also for students transferring from the SCI Foundation year who have taken MTHB0002B Basic Mathematics II. It covers differentiation, integration, vectors, partial differentiation, ordinary differential equations, further integrals, power series expansions, complex numbers and statistical methods. In addition to the theoretical background there is an emphasis on applied examples. Previous knowledge of calculus is assumed. This module is the first in a series of three maths modules for students across the Faculty of Science that provide a solid undergraduate mathematical training. The follow-on modules are Mathematics for Scientists B and C.

ENV-4015Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH'S SYSTEM I

The habitability of planet Earth depends on the physical and chemical systems on the planet which control everything from the weather and clim ate to the growth of all living organisms. This module aims to introduce you to some of these key cycles and the ways in which physical and chemical scientists investigate and interpret these systems. The module will lead many of you on to second and third year courses (and beyond) studying these systems in more detail, but even for those of you who choose to study other aspects of environmental sciences a basic knowledge of these systems is central to understanding our planet and how it responds to human pressures. The course has two distinct components, one on the physical study of the environment (Physical Processes: e.g. weather, climate, ocean circulation, etc.) and one on the chemical study (Chemical Processes: weathering, atmospheric pollution, ocean productivity, etc.). During the course of the module the teachers will also emphasise the inter-relationships between these two sections This course is taught in two variants: In 4007B (described here) we will provide a Basic Chemistry introduction for those students who have little or no background in chemistry before coming to UEA (see pre-requisites). If you have previous experience of chemistry you will take ENV 4008B. This course will run throughout semester 2 involving a mixture of lectures, laboratory practical classes, workshops and a half day field trip.

ENV-4007B

20

PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROCESSES IN THE EARTH'S SYSTEM II

The habitability of planet Earth depends on the physical and chemical systems on the planet which control everything from the weather and climate to the growth of all living organisms. This module aims to introduce you to some of these key cycles and the ways in which physical and chemical scientists investigate and interpret these systems. The module will lead many of you on to second and third year courses (and beyond) studying these systems in more detail, but even for those of you who choose to study other aspects of environmental sciences a basic knowledge of these systems is central to understanding our planet and how it responds to human pressures. The course has two distinct components, one on the physical study of the environment (Physical Processes: e.g. weather, climate, ocean circulation, etc.) and one on the chemical study (Chemical Processes: weathering, atmospheric pollution, ocean productivity, etc.). During the course of the module the teachers will also emphasise the inter-relationships between these two sections This course is taught in two variants. The version of the course described here (4008B) is for students with previous experience of chemistry. Students with no previous experience of chemistry will take ENV 4007B (see pre-requisites). This course will run throughout semester 2 involving a mixture of lectures, laboratory practical classes, workshops and a half day field trip.

ENV-4008B

20

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits

ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

This module provides a practical introduction to electronics. Topics include a review of basic components and fundamental laws; introduction to semiconductors; operational amplifiers; combinational logic; sequential logic; and state machines. Much of the time is spent on practical work. Students learn how to build prototypes, make measurements and produce PCBs.

CMP-5027A

20

ENERGY ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES

In the second year we aim to refine the engineering principles from your earlier studies towards a specialised energy context, applying your knowledge of material properties, thermodynamics and lattice structures to industrial examples. These examples include the analysis of fluid flow in tidal energy generation, the structural mechanics and stability of wind turbine towers alongside the electronics of solar power. The complete range of examples allows students to explore the many facets of energy engineering which their education has opened up for them before choosing an area to specialise in during further years of their course.

ENG-5001Y

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS B

This module is the second in a series of three mathematical modules for students across the Faculty of Science. It covers vector calculus (used in the study of vector fields in subjects such as fluid dynamics and electromagnetism), time series and spectral analysis (a highly adaptable and useful mathematical technique in many science fields, including data analysis), and fluid dynamics (which has applications to the circulation of the atmosphere, ocean, interior of the Earth, chemical engineering, and biology). There is a continuing emphasis on applied examples.

ENV-5006A

20

MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENTISTS C

This module is the third in a series of three mathematical units for students across the Faculty of Science. It covers matrix algebra and numerical methods (with applications to many multi-variable problems in science), second order partial differential equations (which govern the behaviour of diffusive, advective and wave-like systems), and solid mechanics (applications in geophysics, glaciology, and material science). There is a continuing emphasis on applied examples, and the use of numerical computing software (Matlab) is extended with a dedicated programming component. This module is taught by mathematicians with considerable expertise in the use of mathematics in the natural/environmental sciences and is largely designed to equip students with the tools necessary for advanced second and third level modules, particularly those in the physical sciences. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and there are three lectures a week accompanied by one seminar which focuses on the discussion of relevant problem sheets.

ENV-5007B

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

CLIMATE CHANGE: SCIENCE AND POLICY

This module develops skills and understanding in the integrated analysis of global climate change, using perspectives from both the natural sciences and the social sciences. It offers a historical perspective on how climate has influenced society, on how global climate change has developed as a scientific object of enquiry, and on the difficulties and controversies over policies and politics on this issue, culminating in the December 2015 Paris Agreement. The course gives grounding in the basics of climate change science, impacts, adaptation, mitigation and their influence on and by policy decisions. Finally, it considers what will be required to meet the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 #C above pre-industrial levels.

ENV-5003A

20

MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

Life on Earth began in the oceans and the oceans continue to have a major influence on global ecosystems and climate. The chemical composition of seawater is fundamental to the existence of life in the oceans - it is the life support system on which marine productivity is based. Investigating the distribution of nutrients in the ocean allows us to understand the processes that control marine productivity and its impact on global climate, as well as the effect of anthropogenic over-supply of nutrients (eutrophication) on the natural system. Phytoplankton growth in the ocean produces gases that can influence atmospheric composition and climate. Anthropogenic emissions of CO2 to the atmosphere directly affect the marine carbon cycle and cause Ocean Acidification, which threatens to cause considerable harm to marine ecosystems. Direct intervention in the chemical composition of the ocean has been proposed by some as potential geo-engineering solutions to help mitigate the effects of global climate change. This module explores all of these major issues and demonstrates the central role that the oceans play in global biogeochemical cycles and the Earth System.

ENV-5019A

20

METEOROLOGY I

This module is designed to give a general introduction to meteorology, concentrating on the physical processed in the atmosphere and how these influence our weather. The module contains both descriptive and mathematical treatments of Radiation Balance, Cloud Physics, Thermodynamics and Dynamics and the assessment is designed to allow those with either mathematical or descriptive abilities to do well; however a reasonable mathematical competence is essential. TEACHING AND LEARNING Practical session will provide opportunities for individual and group-based work in which problem sheets and data analysis exercises are tackled. Lectures will provide the forum for introduction of theoretical material and also for following up and summarising the key points emanating from previous practical sessions. Lecturers will also ensure that attention is drawn, as appropriate, to links between theory and 'current weather', often in the form of references to online information resources. The course Blackboard site will provide opportunities for students to assess their own progress through informal formative assessment material. # The Structure of the Atmosphere # Short and long wave radiation in the atmosphere # Thermal equilibrium of the Earth atmosphere system # Laws of thermodynamics applied to the atmosphere # Atmospheric Stability # Atmospheric Dynamics # Atmospheric momentum balance # Meteorological surface observations and plotting codes # Cloud physics CAREER PROSPECTS Students regularly go on to careers in the Met Office, in meteorological consultancy and in a number of other research organisations in the UK and abroad, either directly or after taking a higher degree. Meteorology interfaces with many other disciplines n the environmental sciences (eg oceanography, hydrology, energy and epidemiology) and impacts upon most sectors of the economy. While graduates regularly move directly into weather forecasting and analysis jobs, a career in meteorological research would often first require a higher degree. This module is designed to give a general introduction to meteorology, concentrating on the physical processes in the atmosphere and how these influence our weather. The module contains both descriptive and mathematical treatments of Radiation Balance, Cloud Physics, Thermodynamics and Dynamics and the assessment is designed to allow those with either mathematical or descriptive abilities to do well; however a reasonable mathematical competence is essential, including a basic understanding of differentiation and integration.

ENV-5008A

20

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits

ELECTRICITY GENERATION AND DISTRIBUTION

In the final semester of third year this module will build on your established understanding of electricity by studying the technical aspects of the electrical industry. Analysing transformer designs will help consolidate your knowledge of generation before developing an advanced understanding of the constraints of cabling for offshore wind turbines. You will evaluate the efficiency of the national grid by comparing the practical design aspects to the costs involved. A detailed consideration of the current shortfall in meeting demand for electricity will lead to the study of novel methods of distribution, including pumped-storage schemes and super-capacitors.

ENG-6001B

20

FOSSIL FUELS

Geological, economic and political aspects of fossil fuels (oil, natural gas and coal) are introduced. These are used to discuss environmental concerns arising from the use of fossil fuels, and the potentially profound implications of future fuel scarcity. This module is suitable for students taking degrees in the School of Environmental Sciences. Some knowledge of Earth science will be expected. Therefore before taking this module you must take or be taking at least 20 credits of Earth Science or Geophysics modules at honours level. This module replaces ENV-3A35.

ENV-6009A

20

INDIVIDUAL ENERGY PROJECT

This module allows students to display their full talents and understanding of energy engineering principles through an extended piece of individual project work. This significant piece of work is worth 40 credits of the overall degree and runs over both semesters of the third year. The student has freedom to specialise in any aspect of the course, but the project will comprise research, design, implementation and practical elements. The subject of the project is negotiated between the student and a supervisor at the start of the module. The supervisor will then continue to support the student in project management, report-writing and the applied design process throughout the assignment. Examples of possible projects include: # Designing and testing a small wave energy capture device # Investigating the impact of a tidal barrage in a particular location # Computer modeling of novel small-scale wind turbines # Critical analysis of the prospects for carbon capture and storage # Evaluating techniques for large-scale electricity storage # Predicting the long-term impact of electric cars on the National Grid # Effectively communicating the potential impact of waste to energy plants. # Designing a district scale CHP plant

ENG-6003Y

40

NUCLEAR AND SOLAR ENERGY

As we turn to new energy supplies to replace our polluting traditional resources, it is essential to fully consider the responsibilities of introducing new technologies into the mainstream energy mix. This module addresses the technical aspects of nuclear power and solar energy, whilst letting students apply their knowledge from the Engineering Practice module to make ethical decisions incorporating health and safety risk assessments. Successful design of nuclear installations requires a detailed quantitative risk analysis within a regulatory framework that imposes high tolerances. In contrast, the rapid installation of solar panels at a domestic scale requires education to ensure smaller companies remain in line with legislation. Although these new energies are considered cleaner it is essential to consider the developing environmental impact and planning law, as well as changing the societal perception of nuclear and solar energies.

ENG-6002Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ENGINEERING INDUSTRIAL PROJECT 1

TO TAKE THIS MODULE YOU MUST HAVE ACHIEVED AN OVERALL MARK OF 60% IN SECOND YEAR. STUDENTS TAKING REASSESSMENT OR DELAYED FIRST SITS ARE PRECLUDED DUE TO THE TIMING OF THIS MODULE. STUDENTS REGISTERED ON THE DEGREE BEng ENERGY ENGINEERING WITH ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT WITH A YEAR IN INDUSTRY ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE THIS MODULE. This 20-credit module provides an opportunity to gain valuable credit-bearing industrial experience within the structure of your degree programme. The module comprises a 10-week minimum placement over the summer vacation and submission of inception, interim and final reports which are presented at an assessed viva in the autumn term. To ensure that this contributes to your degree and to provide enough time to complete the reports, this module replaces your 20-credit option module in the following academic year. A learning plan at the beginning sets clear aims and objectives which satisfy professional accreditation and are consistent with the UEA Code of Practice on work-based learning. You will maintain a log-book and complete quarterly reports, as you will when you graduate and progress to chartered status. Where possible and in consultation with your academic and industry supervisor a distinct project element of the placement will be identified for which you have overall responsibility. The main objectives of the placement are to develop your understanding of how real engineering industry operates, the importance of risk and commercial awareness, and how sustainability is embedded in modern engineering practice. Although the Inception and Interim Reports are formative it is absolutely essential that students take them seriously. A student who fails to complete a satisfactory interim report will be removed from the module before the start of the autumn term and will have to choose to replace it with an option module from either Environmental Sciences or Mathematics. If you are interested in the module it will be important to take advantage of opportunities to find a placement during the spring term before the placement.

ENG-6011A

20

MODELLING ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES

The aim of the module is to show how environmental problems may be solved from the initial problem, to mathematical formulation and numerical solution. Problems will be described conceptually, then defined mathematically, then solved numerically via computer programming. The module consists of lectures on numerical methods and computing practicals (using Matlab); the practicals being designed to illustrate the solution of problems using the methods covered in lectures. The module will guide students through the solution of a model of an environmental process of their own choosing. The problem will be discussed and placed into context through a project proposal, instead of an essay, and then solved and written up in a project report. The skills developed in this module are highly valued by prospective employers of students wishing to carry on into further studies or in professional employment. TEACHING AND LEARNING The aim of this course is to show how environmental problems may be solved from the initial problem, to mathematical formulation and numerical solution. There is a focus on examples within meteorology, oceanography and also the solid earth. The course consists of lectures on numerical methods, taught computing practicals and an independent project. The taught practicals illustrate the solution of a broad range of environmental problems using the methods covered in lectures. The module will guide students through an individual project which will develop a simple numerical model of an environmental process of their own choosing. The problem will be discussed and placed into context through a proposal, and then solved and written up in a project report. The first 8 weeks of the module are taught lectures and practicals, while the last 4 weeks is devoted to completing the independent project. The computing practicals are run in Matlab and a brief review of programming in Matlab is included in the module. Previous programming experience in any language will be extremely useful. The skills developed in this unit are highly valued by prospective employers of students wishing to carry on into further studies or in professional employment. COURSE CONTENT: Lectures, computing practicals and an independent project CAREER PROSPECTS: Numerical modelling and computer programming are commonly requested skills for science graduates, especially those looking towards further study or to stay in science.

ENV-6004A

20

THE CARBON CYCLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE

What do you know about the drivers of climate change? Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the greenhouse gas that has, by far, the greatest impact on climate change, but how carbon cycles through the Earth is complex and not fully understood. Predicting future climate or defining 'dangerous' climate change is challenging, in large part because of this complexity. In this module you will learn about the atmosphere, ocean and land components of the carbon cycle. We cover urgent global issues such as ocean acidification and how to get off our fossil fuel 'addiction'. The complexity of the carbon cycle leads to a truly inter-disciplinary module, incorporating elements of chemistry, ecology, physics, mathematics and geography. We also consider several human dimensions such as: how to 'decarbonise' the UK; geoengineering the climate; how to deal with climate denialists; how to verify greenhouse gas emissions; and the policy relevance of the carbon cycle. The understanding of the carbon cycle gained from this module is an important foundation for all climate change studies. Emphasis is given to the most recent, cutting-edge research in the field.

ENV-6008A

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including HL Mathematics at 5 and one HL science subject from preferred list at 5
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 level 3 credits in one other science subject
  • BTEC DDM in a relevant subject
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall including 70% in Mathematics plus one science from preferred list

Entry Requirement

You are required to have English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above and Mathematics at Grade B or Grade 5 or above at GCSE Level.

 

Excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

 

A level in Mathematics (or equivalent) and one other Science subject from the following: Applied Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology: Product Design (3D Design), Design Technology: Systems and Control Technology, Economics, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Further Mathematics, Geography, ICT, Marine Science, Mechanics, Physics, Statistics.

 

Science A-level must include a pass in the practical element.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

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  • A Level ABB including Mathematics plus one Science from preferred list.
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including HL Mathematics at 5 and one HL Science subject from preferred list at 5.
  • Scottish Highers AABBB including Advanced Level Mathematics and one other Science
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including Mathematics and one other Science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB including Mathematics and one other Science
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 Maths credits and 12 level 3 credits in one other Science.
  • BTEC DDM in a relevant subject
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall including 70% in Mathematics and one other Science

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

Interviews

It is not necessary for most applicants to come to campus for an interview, although our Visit Days and Energy Engineering Summer School provide a vital opportunity for applicants to find out more about our undergraduate programmes. Our visit days allow potential applicants to view our facilities and meet course teachers as well as trying out hands-on experiments in our laboratories. Parents are given the opportunity to speak directly with the course organisers and professional industry speakers will be on hand to give a broader background of employability.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

A level in Mathematics (or equivalent) and one other Science subject from the following: Applied Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design and Technology: Product Design (3D Design), Design Technology: Systems and Control Technology, Economics, Electronics, Engineering, Environmental Management, Environmental Studies, Further Mathematics, Geography, ICT, Marine Science, Mechanics, Physics, Statistics.

Alternative Qualifications

 We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics at grade B and GCSE English Language at grade C.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit 

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Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

 

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office (Mathematics)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details online via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

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