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Energy Engineering

Gain specialist knowledge about conventional and renewable energies for power generation and modern energy storage solutions. The design of this course has considered traditional engineering principles and will equip you for diverse roles in the energy sector.

Key Facts



BEng (Hons) Energy Engineering


Degree Duration

4 years :1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The production and utilisation of energy have become a key global issue. Governments and industries are becoming more aware of balancing energy production and utilisation with the need to be environmentally conscious and energy efficient.

This degree programme addresses energy production, storage and utilisation, helping you to increase your understanding of the production and efficient use of conventional and renewable energy sources for power generation, and modern energy storage solutions, complemented with elements of energy economics. With DMU, you will develop a strong understanding of key principles in engineering, mechanics, electricals and electronics. Also, you’ll explore more specialised modules including Energy for Transport Applications and Low Carbon Energy Technology.

This course offers you the opportunity to enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent placements have taken place at major companies such as Cummins, Network Rail and Caterpillar. DMU also places a strong focus on employability through industry relevant modules, covering topics such as policy and project management.

You can study Energy Engineering either as a three-year BEng (Hons) programme, or a four-year integrated Master’s MEng. At the end of year three, you have the option of graduating with a BEng (Hons) or continuing for a further year for a MEng, subject to meeting the progression requirements.

  • You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

De Montfort University has been ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 301-400 of worldwide universities for engineering and technology

Have the chance to progress to a vast range of career paths in production, utilisation, energy storage and management, design, research and development, environment control and policy making.

You will graduate with a range of transferable and problem-solving skills valued by employers in the energy sector.

Your Pathways

International Year Zero

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in
education to an inclusive, international curriculum with
over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

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