Reasons to study Energy Engineering at De Montfort University (DMU):
- Energy and Sustainability at DMU was ranked second among modern UK universities
in terms of the overall quality of its research, in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014
- DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU. [Office for Students, 2017]
- Develop specialist and relevant skills
Study energy technologies and learn how to design and implement energy solutions to ensure a safe and a healthy environment for future generations
- Excellent graduate career opportunities
Our Engineering graduates work for national/multinational companies, and graduates of this course could go on to careers in production, utilisation, storage and management of energy, design, research and development, environment control and policy making
- Enhance your professional skills while you study
By joining DMU Racing, where our students are challenged to design and build a single-seat racing car and an electric racing car, which are then tested at the famous Silverstone Circuit
- Teaching influenced by our world-leading research
Energy and Sustainability at DMU was ranked second among modern UK universities in terms of the overall quality of its research, in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014
- Benefit from teaching in specialist engineering facilities
Including our energy laboratory, an engine test cell materials and dynamics laboratories, while infrared cameras and thermal imaging equipment is on hand for you to use throughout your years of study
- Work placement opportunities
Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent DMU engineering placements include experience at Cummings, Network Rail and Caterpillar
- Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous #DMUglobal trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.
The production and utilisation of energy has been a key global issue for many decades and until recently the main focus has been to produce energy using fossil fuels purely for the economic development of nations, with little emphasis on environmental impact. Recently the outlook towards energy usage has changed.
Governments and industries have realised that energy production and utilisation have to be balanced by being more environmentally conscious and energy efficient. Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) will address theoretical and practical aspects of energy production, storage and utilisation.
Structure and assessment
- Engineering Maths 1
- Mechanical Principles – Statics
- Materials Engineering
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Engineering Maths 2
- Mechanical Principles – Dynamics
- Design and Manufacture Programming
- Fluid Mechanics
- Instrumentation and Control
- Energy Economics & Policy
- Low Carbon Energy Technology
- Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
- Product Design Analysis
- Project Management
- Design of Machine Elements
- Individual project
- Power and Energy Systems
- Energy for Transport Applications
- Advanced Power Systems and Green Technologies
- Energy Conversion & Storage Systems
- Industrial Internet of Things
- FEA and Design
- Sustainable Manufacturing
Facilities and features
Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
The main mechanical laboratory is equipped with a range of machine tools for manufacture of student designs and equipment to teach thermo-fluids, solid mechanics and dynamics. It also has a large open-plan area dedicated to the Formula Student teams to build a petrol powered car and an electric car.
Engine Test Cell
There is a purpose built engine testing facility to measure engine performance and emissions. Typical student projects done in this facility include running the engine with alternative fuels such as bio-fuels and water-in-diesel emulsified fuels to study performance and emission characteristics.
A new Energy Lab is also available to conduct energy related experiments relevant to energy engineering. The Lab contains equipment to teach wide range of thermo-fluid applications such as Air-Conditioning, Heat-pumps and various fundamental experiments such as measurement of thermal conductivity.
Materials Science LAB
The materials lab houses a wide range of facilities for material microstructure examination and properties testing. Equipment incudes microscopes and various properties testers for tensile testing, fatigue testing, wear testing, corrosion testing, hardness testing and impact testing.
Dynamics and Control LAB
This is a dedicated lab for the study of dynamics and control; equipment in this lab allows you to study gyroscope theory, vibration theory, no-linear control, inertia bending etc.
There are many computer labs available with CAD and Finite Element Modelling Software. The primary packages used are CREO Parametric and AUTODESK Simulation for FEA modelling. Students will be using these design software from their first year of study.
Opportunities and careers
The series of specialist modules in this degree programme have been designed to include knowledge and skills required in the energy engineering sector. Students will have the ability to work in areas of production, utilisation, storage and management of energy; areas of design, research and development, environment control and policy making. Graduate careers exist in the conventional and renewable energy sectors and automotive industries, government and environment agencies.
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
Students can take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe’s most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car and the teams are tested on their design, costing and business presentation skills.
You can join either the petrol DMU Racing team or the electric team DMU FaStER and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event. These student teams speak to the passion and creativity of the student body providing an unforgettable experience during your study and putting you in good stead for the future.
Students can also take part in Formula Student which is one of Europe’s most established educational engineering competitions organised by Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). It includes design, manufacture and testing of a petrol or an electric car. You can join either team and actively participate in building DMU race cars for this event.