MEng Energy Engineering


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Degree of Master of Engineering



UCAS Course Code
H801
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AAA (2017/8 entry) See All Requirements
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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. You’ll develop varied skills for a career beyond university thanks to close partnerships with major companies and 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.

The fourth year of this degree gives you the chance to achieve a Master’s level qualification and includes a team design project that lets you apply your learning to a real industry problem.

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

Our MEng 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. The MEng, as opposed to the BEng, includes an extra year of study that culminates in a major team-based design project.

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 third 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.

Year 4

The key feature of fourth year is the multidisciplinary design project.  This major team-based project is the culmination of the design theme and involves the detailed design of a piece of energy infrastructure.

Each student will then have responsibility for producing a detailed design of one aspect of the work in the same way that they would as a new graduate. Students will use site visits to support their learning and present their complete proposal to the real client.

Become a great engineer

As an MEng student you’ll have a combination of leadership potential, capability for independent study and in-depth research, confidence in the fundamentals of engineering and a vision for the future of engineering on a finite planet. 

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

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

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

Introduction to Business is organised in thematic units across semesters 1 and 2, aiming 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. 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.

NBS-4008Y

20

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

PROGRAMMING FOR APPLICATIONS

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 studet who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-4009B

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

ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES AND DESIGN

MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2017/18. This module builds on the material introduced in the first year modules Engineering Principles and Laws and Engineering Practice. Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer will be taken further and related to real life applications. Linear momentum is developed and applied to wind turbines. Students will complete small elements of detailed design utilising industry standard codes of practice. Further study of risk assessment and management will be completed.

ENG-5003Y

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

DIGITAL MARKETING AND THE SERVICE ECONOMY

This module advances the students' understanding of strategic marketing by focusing on digital and service marketing. While strategy is about planning, developing and continuously creating the firm's future to ensure sustainable competitive advantage, today's firm must learn to adapt its marketing activities and ground its understanding in the reality of its chosen markets. This module draws on digital marketing and service theories by highlighting different models, case studies and industry experience. It proposes to develop strategic thinking for marketers in a highly challenging technological world, and to help lead firms in facing future challenges in a more connected economy.

NBS-5013Y

20

DYNAMICS AND VIBRATION

MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2017/18. 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. Applications to beams and cantilevers.

ENG-5004B

20

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

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 stand alone course for those students following a more general management pathway or to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting.

NBS-4001Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

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 #Introduce key concepts, theories, and methodologies in organisational behaviour #Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice #Develop analytical and academic writing skills

NBS-4005Y

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

PROGRAMMING FOR NON-SPECIALISTS

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.

CMP-5020B

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

BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW

This module 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.

NBS-5004Y

20

BUSINESS FINANCE

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.

NBS-5008Y

20

CONTROL SYSTEMS

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.

ENG-6007A

20

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS

Embedded processors are at the core of a huge range of products e.g. mobile telephones, cameras, passenger cars, washing machines, DVD players, medical equipment, etc. The embedded market is currently estimated to be worth around 100x the 'desktop' market and is projected to grow exponentially over the next decade. This module builds on the material delivered in CMP-5013A to consider the design and development of real-time embedded system applications for commercial off the shelf (COTS) processors running real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as eLinux.

CMP-6024B

20

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

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.

NBS-5002Y

20

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of HRM and raises awareness of how the 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.

NBS-5011Y

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

MODERN METHODS IN AIR POLLUTION SCIENCE

Air pollution is one of the most significant environmental problems of the 21st century, with serious implications for human health and mortality, ecosystem and infrastructure damage, and climate change. This module will look at cutting-edge, state-of-the-art methods used to measure and monitor air pollutants at urban, regional and global scales, and how these measurements are interpreted using a variety of numerical models and graphical tools.

ENV-6020B

20

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

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.

NBS-5010Y

20

STRESS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

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.

ENG-6006Y

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

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

TEAM ENERGY PROJECT

This year-long 40-credit module aims to recreate the industrial process of working in multi-disciplinary teams, competing for the support of a larger client. Real life industrial partners offer a new project to our students each year, with previous examples including designing a CHP facility to integrate anaerobic digestion as a fuel process and improving the industrial efficiency of a sugar manufacturer. Over the first semester each team expands the brief through the conceptual stage through to a design scheme, after being introduced to procurement and engineering design. In the second semester each team member focuses on a small element of the process to complete an individual design element before the team delivers a final report and presentation.

ENG-7010Y

40

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL METHODS

MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2019/20. RESERVED FOR ENGINEERING INTEGRATED MASTERS STUDENTS. A number of computational techniques are used in engineering design and practice: Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer-Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, Computer Numerical Control of manufacturing equipment, 3D printing. In a hands-on approach students will develop a broad awareness and detailed competence in some techniques building on material introduced during earlier years of the degree.

ENG-7008A

20

APPLICATIONS PROGRAMMING

The module aims to establish a clear understanding of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and essential Objected Oriented Methodologies for developing application software. It teaches Java programming language and uses it as a vehicle to learn important concepts, such as objects, classes, inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism. It also covers the Unified Modelling Language (UML) as a tool for object-oriented analysis and design, software development life cycle models, and software testing strategies and techniques.

CMP-7000A

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ENERGY FUTURES

This module is designed to provide students with an understanding of the developing landscape and challenges in the broad area of energy generation and transduction. It has a particular emphasis on the science that underpins emerging technologies related to the hydrogen economy, photovoltaics and biological or solar fuels. Necessarily it encompasses cross-discipline aspects of chemistry , physics materials and biological science with the students gaining knowledge of how these disciplines interplay in the design and construction of new devices for energy harvesting and utilisation.

CHE-7801Y

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MECHANICAL AND MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2019/20. RESERVED FOR ENGINEERING INTEGRATED MASTERS STUDENTS. Mechanical engineering is often distinguished from other disciplines by the many production line processes that it utilises. Students will develop manufacturing and business awareness through studying aspects of production lines, quality systems, Kanban, Just in Time, Lean Manufacture etc. Students will contrast the approaches in different sectors (e.g. aerospace, automotive mass production, automotive specialist production etc.)

ENG-7013Y

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OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING

The aim of this module is to expose students to the technical and commercial realities of production and supply of oil and gas including both upstream and downstream aspects. An overview of the subject leads to a number of specific case studies provided by practising engineers. A number of assessment techniques are used, from numerical analysis to research for a briefing document and debates. There will be some team-based elements. What follows is indicative because each year the case studies will reflect the expertise of the visiting practising engineers.

ENG-7012A

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THEORY OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Environmental assessment is a term used to describe procedures for evaluating the potential environmental consequences of policies, programmes, plans and projects. It is a well established tool for environmental policy integration, being routinely employed in more than 100 nations and by many international aid and funding agencies. This multidisciplinary module focuses on the theory and methods of environmental assessment and the decision-making contexts in which they are employed. It explains the procedural stages of, and selected methodologies for, environmental assessment and provides practical experience in applying them. If not already compulsory, students are recommended to take ENV-7021K

ENV-7020A

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WAVE, TIDAL AND HYDRO ENERGY ENGINEERING

This module studies renewable energy sources that use the energy stored in water to produce electrical energy. An examination is made into the potential energy and kinetic energy stored in water, either implicitly through waves/tide or explicitly in hydro. Devices for energy extraction from waves are examined with the effect of wave height, period and speed considered but an essential focus is on wave forces on offshore structures of any type. Tidal energy extraction devices are also studied with design decisions regarding the tide-pool considered. Finally the design and operation of hydroelectric turbines is studied with a particular focus on pipe flow and pipe networks using commercial software. Practicalities are discussed such as the characteristics of regions that are suitable for each of the energy generation modes and how measurements can be made as to a site's likely energy output.

ENG-7004B

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WIND ENERGY ENGINEERING

Wind energy is the main provider of renewable energy and the source that is receiving the majority of investment in both the UK and overseas, making its study vital to energy engineering. This module begins by examining the kinetic energy of air and the design of wind turbines to extract this energy. Relationships between wind speed, blade area, turbine height and resulting output power are studied. Different turbine designs are briefly examined and comparisons made of their effectiveness. Issues regarding placement of wind turbines are discussed as well as the choice of onshore or offshore locations. Practical considerations are discussed and include data collection of wind speeds for possible wind farm sites and implications of optimal spacing of turbines. The focus is on developing Excel skills using wind energy as the context.

ENG-7003B

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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 AAA including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • International Baccalaureate 34 points including HL Mathematics at 6 and one HL science subject from preferred list at 6
  • Scottish Advanced Highers AAA including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAAAA including Mathematics plus one science from preferred list
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in Mathematics and 12 Level 3 credits in one other science subject
  • BTEC D*D*D* in a relevant subject
  • European Baccalaureate 85% overall including 85% 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-levels must include a pass in the practical element.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

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

  • IELTS: Minimum 6.5 overall (with at least 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.
  • A Level AAA (or AABB) including Mathematics plus one Science from preferred list
  • International Baccalaureate 34 points including HL Mathematics at 6 and one HL Science subject from preferred list at 6
  • Scottish Highers AAAAA including Mathematics at Advanced Level and one other Science
  • Scottish Advanced Highers AAA including Mathematics and one other Science
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AAAAAA including Mathematics and one other Science
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 Maths credits and 12 Level 3 credits in one other Science
  • BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
  • European Baccalaureate 85% overall including 85% in Mathematics and one other Science

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

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

  • IELTS (SELT): Minimum 6.0 overall with at least 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 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, Environental 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 (Engineering)
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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