MEng Engineering

Full Time
Degree of Master of Engineering

UCAS Course Code
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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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Designed and delivered with strong support from industry, 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. We take a multidisciplinary approach to our teaching, working closely with UEA’s prestigious schools of Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences and Mathematics.

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.

After providing the general engineering education that industry values, this course allows you to specialise in either Mechanical or Electronic and Electrical engineering. All our engineering courses have a common first year so you can get to know the subject before specialising, maintaining a mixed approach, or transferring to one of our energy courses.


Our MEng Engineering degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the principles of engineering, with the flexibility to specialise in whatever area you choose.

All our engineering degrees have a common first year, so you can decide whether to focus on mechanical, energy or electronic/electrical once you’ve had a chance to get to know the subject. The degree includes two distinct routes that you can follow (Mechanical or Electronic and Electrical), and you’re also able to transfer onto an Energy Engineering degree after your first year.

Taking this MEng degree (as opposed to the BEng) gives you a fourth year that’s based around a major team-based design project. This gives you fantastic preparation for real project work after you graduate and brings you closer to Chartered Engineer status.

We design and deliver our degrees with strong support from industry, 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.

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.

Course Structure

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

In addition to the core material that builds on your first year, you’ll be exposed to electronic and electrical engineering together with the fundamentals of mechanics, dynamics and vibration that are so important for mechanical engineers. This broad exposure is valued by employers who seek well-rounded engineers. Teaching in Engineering Principles and Design carries the thread of design through to your final year.

Year 3

Your third year gives you the chance to put all you have learned into action, with an in-depth project based on your individual interests.  This could be experimental research, a practical construction, a circuit assembly, building a small innovatively powered vehicle or any similar project. This task is crucial in defining your pathway towards a specific career, so we encourage students to exploit their industry contacts to link their study to a real engineering problem.

Project management skills are embedded in this module together with understanding commercial risks and opportunities. Stress analysis and design are also taught alongside control systems to provide an insight into the world of mechanical engineering.

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 uses a recent project from industry as a basis for consolidating your skills.  Typically a company will provide us with a real client brief and students will spend the autumn term developing their own proposals to present to professional engineers. 

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. In parallel with this exercise you choose from a range of optional modules, one of which can include a further industry placement.

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 pathway 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 you the chance to take a 10-week placement in the summer of your second year and third 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, culminating in the major fourth year team project.
  • 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 while organising activities for younger students.
  • 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, reduce your impact on the environment and learn from past engineering mistakes at an ethical and technical level
  • 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 and estimation.
  • 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


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.




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.




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.




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.




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.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


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. This module is for NON-NBS students only.




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: 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.




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.




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.



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.




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.




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.




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 (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.



Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


This module studies the organisation of both the system software and the underlying hardware architecture in modern computer systems. The role of concurrent operation of both hardware and software components is emphasised throughout, and the central concepts of the module are reinforced by practical work in the laboratory. The architectures portion of the module focuses on the components of a processor, including the registers and data path, and MIPS is used to demonstrate concepts such as instruction fetch cycles, and instruction decoding, and memory addressing modes. The operating systems component of the module focuses on how the system software manages the competing demands for the system hardware, including memory management, disc and processing scheduling, and so on.




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.




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 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, theories, and methodologies 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 NBS students only.




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 80 credits:

Name Code Credits


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.




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.




MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2018/19. Students will choose from a published list a study of a topic related to their chosen engineering discipline pathway and complete an in-depth individual project. Projects may be research-based, experimental, computational or other. Where possible projects will be linked to an industrial partner. Project management and risk assessment will be embedded in the taught elements. Students will complete an inception report, an interim report and final dissertation report defended at a viva.



Students will select 40 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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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.




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 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.



Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:

Name Code Credits


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.




MODULE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL 2019/20. RESERVED FOR ENGINEERING INTEGRATED MASTERS STUDENTS. An essential element of an accredited MEng programme is a major team-based design project. Students will work in mixed discipline teams adopting a role appropriate to their chosen degree specialism and work through the initial stages of design to the point of agreeing a working scheme. Each student will then identify an element of the team's design that they will work on individually to full detailed design producing a formal report, design calculations, drawings and where appropriate a model. From feasibility through concept choice several submissions will be formative. Typical projects will be based on a recent development in industry. Often a company will be the client.




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.



Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits


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.




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.




BEFORE TAKING THIS MODULE YOU MUST HAVE TAKEN ENV-7020A Environmental Assessment is considered to be more effective when conducted at strategic levels of decision making, and is usually perceived to have a goal of achieving sustainable development. This module provides experience of conducting a particular form of strategic assessment, Sustainability Appraisal (SA), which incorporates environmental, social and economic considerations into plan making. Through practice of SA, a field course involving hands-on application of environmental assessment techniques, and consideration of effectiveness theory, this module will examine what makes assessment effective. Please note that there will be a charge for attending this field course. The overall field course charge is heavily subsidised by the School, but students enrolling must understand that they will commit to paying a sum (in the region of GBP300) to cover attendance. Further information is available from the module organiser.




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.)




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.




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




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.




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 Mathematicsplus 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.


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.

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 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


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 directly to discuss this further.


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

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 


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.


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


ScottishPower Foundation Scholarships

ScottishPower Foundation has announced 28 postgraduate energy and environment scholarship grants in the UK for the 2017/18 academic year, to be split amongst 7 of the UK’s most respected universities, including UEA (with a guaranteed 4 places to be specific scholarships eligible to UEA students only). To coincide with this, ScottishPower Renewables has donated £100k to the ScottishPower Foundation to go towards funding these places.

The programme aims to help train a generation of highly skilled professionals to face up to the challenges that lie ahead, including the development of a sustainable energy model.

Final year students on the undergraduate integrated master’s courses, MEng Energy Engineering and MEng Engineering can apply for the scholarship for 4th year of study.

The scholarship meets full enrolment costs and provides a generous monthly living allowance of £1,200.

More information:

Application deadline: 7 April 2017

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.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

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