These degrees were established in 2007/08 and are evolving to respond to the challenges of the rapidly developing energy sector. The importance of energy engineering as a sub-discipline is reflected in the fact that each degree is accredited by both the professional institution corresponding to the main subject discipline and the Energy Institute.
They are built around adding the following core of modules to your main Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Materials Science degree:
The use of a single 20-credit energy engineering module as part of the core first year provision provides opportunities for students to transfer to these degrees at the end of their first year and for suitably qualified students from overseas to enter directly into second year.
Birmingham continues to celebrate the success of our undergraduate engineers at the finals of the annual RWE nPower Energy Challenge, with one team placed joint first and a second team in 3rd place in 2010 and another team taking first place in 2011. This continues our position as having had more teams in the final than any other university.
To complement our energy engineering provision and provide skilled graduates for the future expansion of the UK nuclear sector we are also now recruiting to a Nuclear Engineering degree programme.
Admissions contact details
Admission to one of the four degree programmes is managed by the corresponding admissions team.
Chemical and Energy Engineering
Chemical Engineering Admissions
Dr Gary Leeke
Mrs Chris Dickinson
Tel: ( +44) (0)121 414 5333
Fax: ( +44) (0)121 414 5452
Civil and Energy Engineering
Civil Engineering Admissions
Tel: (+44) (0) 121 414 5043
Fax: (+44) (0) 121 414 3675
Electrical and Energy Engineering
Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering Admissions
Dr Paul Smith
Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 4335
Fax: +44 (0) 121 414 4291
Materials Science and Energy Engineering
Metallurgy and Materials Admissions Team
Dr Mark Ward
Tel: (+44) (0)121 414 5235/5175