This programme was created to allow BEng graduates to achieve the educational requirements to become a chartered engineer under the Engineering Council's UKSPEC scheme. This accreditation has international acceptance under the Washington Accord and is only suitable as further learning in conjunction with an accredited BEng programme.
The course is designed to meet a need for engineers and energy professionals to deliver energy conscious and environmentally sustainable solutions for use by the public, industry, services and government. It produces graduates who have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the scientific, technological and socio-economic principles and techniques upon which renewable energy technologies and energy management strategies are founded. A requirement of entry is that students are already working in the profession.
All modules are delivered online and assessed by 100% coursework (projects, essays, group discussion boards, blogs and online quizzes). The dissertation is also assessed by a Viva which can be conducted via video call.
The demand for well-educated energy engineers is increasing dramatically, with wide ranging opportunities in the field of renewable energy and energy management generally, many graduates are employed as design consultants, while others have embarked upon careers in local government.
This course is accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) and the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) on behalf of the Engineering Council as further learning for the academic requirement for registration as a chartered engineer.