BEng Energy Engineering

Full Time
Degree of Bachelor of Engineering

UCAS Course Code
A-Level typical
ABB (2018/9 entry) See All Requirements
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Key facts

This course has academic accreditation and we are officially an Accredited Academic body of the Energy Institute.


Engineering at UEA is built on great links with industry, exciting research and diverse teaching. We have a multidisciplinary approach to engineering research, which brings together academics from many of our highly respected Schools including Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Biological Sciences.

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Developed in partnership with the East of England Energy Group, this course is designed to prepare you for your 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 engineering companies. We take a multidisciplinary approach to our teaching, working closely with UEA’s prestigious schools of Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics giving you the chance to learn from a wide range of experts. As an Energy Engineering student, you will focus on energy supply, particularly technologies and methods used in the energy industry.

Our engineering courses allow you to tailor the course to your own interests and career plan. All of our engineering courses have a common first year so you can get to know the subject before focusing on either Energy, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic, or maintaining a multidisciplinary approach.


Our BEng Energy Engineering degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the principles of engineering, with a particular focus on the technologies and methods used in the energy industry.

Wind turbines, nuclear power stations and biofuels will become increasingly widespread as the world reacts to climate change, and we need engineers with the right expertise to build them. This course is designed to meet that need.

We design and deliver our degrees with strong support from industry (we’re backed by the East of England Energy Group), so everything you learn is preparing you for a successful future. You’ll develop a broad range of skills, from fundamental engineering know-how, to advanced mathematics, mechanics and environmental awareness.

Plus, all our engineering degrees have a common first year, so you can decide to focus on mechanical or electronic/electrical engineering too, once you’ve had a chance to get to know the subject.

Choose your path

We’re a multidisciplinary department, with strong connections to UEA’s prestigious Schools of Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Computing Sciences (which has a particular strength in Computer Systems Engineering).

That means you’ll receive teaching and support from a wide range of experts in a degree programme that gives you extraordinary choice.

Alongside our core modules, you can take options in anything from computer programming or nuclear energy, to climate change or marketing.

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll take on small design projects to gain a grounding in engineering mathematics and principles, supported by a broad introduction to energy from practising engineers. Current modules include: Mathematics for Engineers; Engineering Practice; Engineering Principles and Laws; Mechanics; Engineering Studies; and a number of options including business and languages.

Your first year taster course called Engineering Studies allows you to study a number of more focused engineering disciplines. Introductions to civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, and energy engineering are delivered through fieldwork, hands-on component assembly, 3D printing, CADCAM and case studies provided by visiting industrialists.

You then have the flexibility to change your degree path based on what you’ve learnt. You can choose your path at any point up to the start of your second semester or, with appropriate module choices, you can also delay the decision until the end of second year.

Year 2

You’ll build on the fundamental engineering skills gained in first year to focus on case studies and industry-standard codes of practice – whether that’s designing wind turbines or building CHP units. While the first year is centred on teamwork, your second year introduces in-depth individual design work.

Year 3

Your final year is based around an individual research project, focused on a topic of your choice. Some examples of previous projects are: ‘Investigating the impact of a tidal barrage in a particular location’, ‘Evaluating techniques for large-scale electricity storage’, ‘Prediction of the long-term impact of electric cars on the National Grid’.

As well as the research project, you’ll be given a brief introduction to health and safety risk management based on nuclear power and solar energy examples, and you’ll begin to understand how the National Grid works.

Become a great engineer

Whatever topics you choose to study, you’ll leave UEA a highly-qualified engineer with the skills and experience to join the workforce. During your degree you’ll enjoy regular site visits to our partners in the region, receive guest lectures from professional engineers and get the chance to attain placements and funding from major companies.

We offer students the chance to take a 10-week placement in the summer of your second year in place of an optional module, while our SELECT sponsorship scheme is a great way for first year students to find a summer placement and secure funding (read more about SELECT).

Our links with the New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Network (NAAME), Hethel Innovation and many of the 400 member organisations of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR) ensure students are spoilt for choice when looking for direct experience. The links that our students make are long-lasting, with some graduates going on to work for international companies based in the region – 100% of our MSc graduates have found employment or further study within six of months of graduating.

Learn to design, programme, build and test

Due to the range of options built into the degree, you can study many different aspects of engineering. Some major themes you’ll be introduced to are:

  • Design is what distinguishes engineers from scientists. It’s what allows engineers to be creative and innovative every day. We embed the theme of design through all stages of your degree, from concept to construction, incorporating Computer Aided Design (CAD), detailed drawings, stress calculations and testing.
  • Project management is a crucial aspect of commercial engineering, but it’s notoriously hard to teach independently of experience. We incorporate the teaching of management skills into technical engineering subjects so you’ll have the chance to develop on-the-job expertise.
  • Considerations of environment and ethics are engineering fundamentals in today’s world. UEA is one of a growing number of institutions to teach professional responsibility during your degree so that you graduate with an awareness of your need to minimise risk and reduce your impact on the environment.
  • Mathematics forms the basis of much engineering practice, from problem solving to model construction. We teach an effective mix of formal and applied maths to get the best out of our students and develop crucial skills in logic.
  • Communication is key to a successful engineering career.  Developing innovative design solutions is important but you also have to be able to explain your ideas to potential clients to win work. From the start of your degree you will have opportunities to develop this ability through a mix of oral presentations and technical writing, both individually and in teams, which are designed to boost your confidence and help you to identify your strengths. 

See the Why Choose Us Tab and explore the Engineering School pages for more about our links with industry, our graduates’ experience, teaching methods and facilities.

Course Modules 2017/8

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits


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.




Engineering Practice prepares students for the financial and ethical considerations of working in the engineering industry as well as starting the creative design theme of the course. Semester 1 begins with a team-based induction activity. The group then studies the historical developments which govern modern design principles, including sustainability. Students produce professional technical drawings and sketches alongside 3D models using CAD software. 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 and culminates in an introduction to economics with applications. This module includes important introductions to design, technical report-writing, oral presentations and team-working. Professional ethical principles are introduced using classic design failures as examples. The skills learning autumn term are then brought to bear on a significant conceptual design challenge such as the EWB Engineering for People Design Challenge. The basics of economics round-of the year with the final team-based activity. Scattered throughout are support sessions run by the Careers Service and Librarians.




To successfully complete this module you will normally need the equivalent of Maths A level grade B. This module introduces three distinct topics which will be developed 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 both assessed by formative course tests. Fluids continues in Semester 2 followed by the study of thermodynamics and heat transfer. Students complete a number of laboratory exercises which are assessed by two formal summative reports




This module provides an introduction to a variety of engineering disciplines. It provides a hands-on introduction to electronic-electrical engineering, exposes students to a range of energy industry specialists and encourages students to develop their understanding of the UK and global energy mix. In addition to a brief overview of civil engineeringit introduces the basics of structural engineering and fundamental principles that civil and mechanical engineers use (structural frames, bridges, foundations, stresses, mechanisms) putting some of these in context.Permeating the delivery of the above topics isthe development of programming, simulation and practical skills using e.g. Matlab, Simulink, Arduino. # The energy sector calls on engineers from a variety of disciplines when developing new sources of power. This module exposes students to a range of energy industry specialists and encourages students to develop their understanding of the UK and global energy mix, its challenges and future. # Most engineering equipment requires electrical power for its use and in many cases electronic control systems for its operation. This module provides a hands-on introduction to both aspects in preparation for the electronic-electrical theme that continues in second year for all students. # Civil engineers are always required for the construction of engineering facilities, whether it is to house them, to provide load carrying supports or to establish the ground conditions necessary for safe foundations. In addition to a brief overview of civil engineering this module introduces the basics of structural engineering. The way that solid and lattice structures are used to transfer loads is explored and the important topic of engineers' bending theory builds on consideration of actions such as compression, tension, torsion and shear. # Of all the disciplines of engineering mechanical engineeringappearsto be the most versatile. The bulk of the first and second year include fundamental principles that both civil and mechanical engineers use (fluids, structures, thermodynamics, mathematics, dynamics etc.) and this module puts some of these in context. # Permeating the delivery of the above topics is the development of programming and simulation skills using e.g. Matlab, Simulink, and practical skills using breadboard and Arduino.




This module 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.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


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: this module provides a Basic Chemistry introduction for those students who have little or no background in chemistry before coming to UEA (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.




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 module is for students with previous experience of chemistry. This course will run throughout semester 2 involving a mixture of lectures, laboratory practical classes, workshops and a half day field trip.




Introduction to Business aims to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. No previous knowledge of business or business management is required. The general business concepts introduced in lectures are applied in a practical manner during seminars.By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively. This module is for NON-NBS students only.




The purpose of this module is to give the student a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.



Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits


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.




This module purposely fuses the boundaries conventionally constraining engineering designers, to enable you to fully explore the breadth of design principles and processes presented within a contemporary design challenge. Supported by a framework of integrated learning, you will continue to develop your ability to straddle the boundaries of creative design practice in the determination of holistic design solutions. Societal design challenges will add real-world context to problems posed as you explore the issues facilitating the realisation of revolutionary ideas for example Despomier's vertical farms.




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.




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, partial differential equations and solid mechanics. There is a continuing emphasis on applied examples, and the use of numerical computing software (Matlab) is extended with a dedicated programming component. The 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.




This module builds on understanding in wind, tidal and hydroelectric power and introduces theories and principles relating to a variety of renewable energy technologies including solar energy, heat pumps and geothermal sources, fuel cells and the hydrogen ecomony, biomass energy and anaerobic digestion. Students will consider how these various technologies can realistically contribute to the energy mix. Students will study the various targets and legislative instruments that are used to control and encourage developments. Another key aspect of the module is the study and application of project management and financial project appraisal techniques in a renewable energy context.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


Atmospheric chemistry and global change are in the news: Stratospheric ozone depletion, acid rain, greenhouse gases, and global scale air pollution are among the most significant environmental problems of our age. Chemical composition and transformations underlie these issues, and drive many important atmospheric processes. This module covers the fundamental chemical principles and processes in the atmosphere from the Earth's surface to the stratosphere, and considers current issues of atmospheric chemical change through a series of lectures, problem-solving classes, seminars, experimental and computing labs as well as a field trip to UEA's own atmospheric observatory in Weybourne/North Norfolk.




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. The course gives grounding in the basics of climate change science, impacts, adaptation, mitigation and their influence on and by policy decisions. It also offers a historical perspective on how climate policy has developed, culminating in the December 2015 Paris Agreement. 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.




The introductory material from first year engineering mechanics is developed. An appreciation of why dynamics and vibration are important for engineering designers leads to consideration of Single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) systems, Equation of motion, free vibration analysis, Natural frequency, undamped and damped systems and loading. Fourier series expansion and modal analysis are applied to vibration concepts: eigenfrequency, resonance, beats, critical, undercritical and overcritical damping, and transfer function. Introduction to multi-degree of freedom (MDOF) systems. Applications to beams and cantilevers. MathCAD will be used to support learning.




This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It may be taken as a standalone course for those students following a more general management pathway or to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting. This module is for NON-NBS students only.




The overall aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: # Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour (OB). # Introduce key concepts and theories in organisational behaviour. # Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice. # Develop analytical and academic writing skills. This module is for NON-NBS students only.




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, fundamental thermodynamics, dynamics, boundary layers, weather systems and meteorological hazards. 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.




This module gives you an understanding of the physical processes occurring in the basin-scale ocean environment. We will introduce and discuss large scale global ocean circulation, including gyres, boundary currents and the overturning circulation. Major themes include the interaction between ocean and atmosphere, and the forces which drive ocean circulation. You should be familiar with partial differentiation, integration, handling equations and using calculators. Shelf Sea Dynamics is a natural follow-on module and builds on some of the concepts introduced here. We strongly recommend that you also gain oceanographic fieldwork experience by taking the 20-credit biennial Marine Sciences fieldcourse.




The purpose of this module is to give the student a solid grounding in the essential features programming using the Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.



Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits


This module studies how electricity is generated and how it is distributed to users. The first part studies DC and AC electricity and looks at how RLC circuits behave through complex phasor analysis. The second part moves on to electricity generators, beginning with magnetism and Faraday's Law. Synchronous and asynchronous generators are studied along with application to conventional power stations and to renewable generation (e.g. wind). Transformers and transmission lines are studied with a view to distrubution of electricity. Voltage conversion methods such as the rectifier, buck and boost converters are examined and finally electricity generation through solar is covered.




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 on society. This module is suitable for students taking degrees in the School of Environmental Sciences. It can also be taken by students doing the Energy Engineering With Environmental Manageement course in the School of Mathematics. Some knowledge of Earth science and basic Chemistry will be expected.




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 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.






Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


This module is highly vocational and primarily designed for students taking accounting and related degrees, who wish to satisfy the curriculum requirements of the accounting profession, as having a foundation in aspects of English business and company law. The module covers in particular detail the Law of Contract and Company Law but also a wide variety of other subject areas, including the English Legal System, Partnership and Agency Law, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Data Protection Law and Employment Law.




This module sets out the basic principles of financial management and applies them to the main decisions faced by the financial manager. For example, it explains why the firm's owners would like the manager to increase firm value and shows how managers choose between investments that may pay off at different points of time or have different degrees of risk. Moreover, it discusses how companies raise the necessary funds to pay for these investments and why they might prefer a particular source of finance. Overall, this module presents the tools of modern financial management in a consistent conceptual framework.




MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2018/19. Control systems are everywhere; automatic control of wind turbines, building management controls. Aerospace controls. Understanding control systems is important for engineers. The module begins with a review of the underlying theory of control utilising Laplace transforms and other techniques. Open and closed loop systems, feedback and stability will be considered. Software tools will be used. Industrial applications will be introduced using case studies.




This module provides an opportunity to gain valuable credit-bearing industrial experience. It 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. This module replaces a 20-credit option module in the following academic year. . Where possible 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 real engineering industry, the importance of risk and commercial awareness, and how sustainability in modern engineering practice. 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. You will have an academic and industry supervisor. 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.




This module is about the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. This includes an examination of current and legal professional requirements as they relate to limited liability companies in the UK. Large UK companies report using International Financial Reporting Standards and therefore international reporting issues are considered.




This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in Introduction organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of Human Resource Management (HRM) and raises awareness of how the Human Resource (HR) function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.




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 skills developed in this module are highly valued by prospective employers.




This module is about operations management, which is a functional field of management encompassing the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services. Essentially, operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organizations work. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills and is critical to every type of organisation, for it is only through effective and efficient utilization of resources that an organization can be successful in the long run.




MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2018/19. Beginning with a revision of first and second year concepts of elasticity this module will consolidate an understanding of torsion, shear and bending in open and closed sections with applications in aerospace, wind engineering, bridge design and others. Analytical techniques such as Mohr's circle will be covered. Students will be exposed to stress analysis design codes. Connections such as bolted and welded will be analysed.




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 therefore challenging. 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', as well as how to deal with climate denialists.




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. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB to inclue Mathematics and one Science subject. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element.
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including HL 5 in Mathematics and one other Science subject. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC to include Mathematics plus one other Science subject. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 subjects at H2 to include Higher Level Mathematics and one other Science subject..
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, to include 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 level 3 credits in one other Science subject. Science pathway required.
  • BTEC DDM in relevant subject. Excluding Public Services. BTEC and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall, to include at least 70% in Mathematics and one other Science subject.

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade B.  

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.  

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.


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 speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

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

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and/or English language requirements for this course, our partner INTO UEA offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a foundation programme. Depending on your interests and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

INTO UEA also offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:



The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

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.


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

Alternative Qualifications

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

Fees and Funding

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Tuition Fees

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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. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

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 (Engineering)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

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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