Engineers design things. This is a highly creative process that builds upon a fundamental understanding of fluid flow, material properties, structural behaviour, dynamics of systems and mathematics. But rather than save up all the fun bits until the base theory is complete, you will tackle engineering design challenges from the start of your degree and gradually build up your confidence until by third and fourth year you are capable of completing a detailed design to industry standards.
Environmental Impact Statements are a key feature of all major energy engineering schemes, but industry is concerned that many engineers attempt to apply them to the end of a design rather than embedding them from the start at every key decision stage. At UEA we are uniquely placed to educate our students on the environmental impact of energy engineering because of our long-established expertise in environmental sciences. Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and other crucial concepts become second nature to our students.