Engineers design things. This is a highly creative process that builds upon a thorough understanding of fundamental principles of fluid flow, material properties, structural behaviour, dynamics of systems and mathematics. But rather than save up all the fun bits till the underpinning 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. Industry is concerned that engineers attempt to bolt such important concepts on 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 offer this theme as an integral part of our degrees because of our long-established expertise in environmental sciences. Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and other crucial concepts become second nature to our students.