University of Exeter
Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)
University of Exeter

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 25 graduates of Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Exeter for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Chemical, Process & Energy Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
92 /100
25 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Engineering

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chemical, Process & Energy Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29000 £31000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £26500 - £32000 £25000 - £38000 £30500 - £47000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Engineering

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30004 £34063 £39731
25-75 percentile range £26953 - £33624 £27400 - £41840 £31149 - £50019

Course Description

  • This course specialises in energy engineering with a focus on clean and renewable energy technologies
  • Learn from experts in energy policy, marine renewables, bio-fuels, electrical power and networks, wind, photo-voltaic and thermal technologies
  • Our new state-of-the-art Renewable Engineering Energy Facility (REEF) provides dedicated workshop and laboratory space for individual and small group projects
  • Cornwall is where the UK’s renewable energy revolution began and is the perfect location for local field trips to specialist renewable energy laboratories, wind farms, solar photovoltaic systems and offshore test sites
  • Group projects, small class sizes and a dedicated student society contribute to create a strong sense of community

To learn more about modules, assessment methods, facilities and our staff research expertise please visit our course page.

Accredited by the Energy Institute (EI) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons) at University of Exeter

45% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Media Professionals
10% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Sales occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Natural and social science professionals

**Please visit our course page for current assessment methods**

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis

Access to HE Diploma

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Our International Student Support can help you with what you need to do before you arrive and when you get here as a new international student. They offer ongoing support throughout your studies whether that be setting up a bank account or arranging healthcare. Our Global Chums Buddy Scheme and our Intercultural Cafe provide opportunities to meet staff and connect with students. INTO University of Exeter provide pre-sessional English courses for international students as well as free insessional support. For more information about entry requirements, bursaries and scholarships please visit our course page.

We understand the financial pressures that undergraduate students can face when arriving at university for the first time and that is why we offer bursaries to complement government loans for low household income families, scholarships for exceptional students, sportspeople and those meeting other criteria as well as expert funding advice and guidance. For more information, please visit our course page.
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Renewable Energy Engineering, BEng (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Renewable Energy Engineering BEng (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £29700 year 1
International £29700 year 1

Additional fee information

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Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Exeter in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Exeter in related subject specific rankings.

Engineering

    • #22 
    • #581 
    Chemical Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #23 
    • #379 
    Engineering
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

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About University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a government funded research university based in Exeter, Devon, in the South-West region of England. The university has two campuses in Exeter, which are known as Streatham and St Luke’s, while another two are situated in the coastal town of Cornwall, known as Truro and Penryn. Something for prospective students to be aware of is that the University Exeter works in collaboration with Falmouth University under the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative.

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Student composition of University of Exeter

undergraduates:
22975
postgraduates:
6895
Total:
29870
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Where is this programme taught

University of Exeter - Penryn Campus, Cornwall
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