Skip to main content
Undergraduate
Courses / Undergraduate / Mechanical Engineering / Sustainable Energy Systems (MEng)

Mechanical Engineering / Sustainable Energy Systems (MEng)

Award
Master of Engineering
Duration
4 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Highfield and Boldrewood
UCAS Course code
HH32

About this course

We've changed some parts of this course for the 2020 to 2021 academic year due to coronavirus (COVID-19). These changes may affect how we'll teach you and which modules you'll take.

Sustainable energy supply is one of the greatest challenges we face today. At Southampton, you'll learn to focus your engineering skills into cutting-edge technologies, such as wind turbines, solar cells and batteries. You'll study core mechanical engineering topics and explore how we store, use and distribute energy. You'll graduate with vital skills for environmental engineering and beyond.

Sustainable energy is a fascinating and growing area. This 4-year integrated master's in mechanical engineering focuses on the latest in energy technology, systems and processes, such as:

  • fuel cells

  • photovoltaics

  • biomass systems

  • tidal energy

  • wind turbines

This degree provides the core topics you'll need to master mechanical engineering. It then gives you the advanced skills to design and test sustainable-energy technologies.

As part of this course you can:

  • examine the economics behind energy technology investments

  • develop your management skills

  • take a work placement to boost your academic performance and prepare for your career

  • use our design workshops and studios

  • showcase your work in our annual Engineering Design Show

  • go on site visits to experience engineering in practice

We're a designated university for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS).

Year in industry

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: Mechanical Engineering / Sustainable Energy Systems with Industrial Placement Year
  • UCAS code: H3J7

You'll spend this extra year at an engineering firm, applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.

 

Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) as meeting the academic requirement, in full, for Chartered Engineer registration.

This course is accredited by:

Course locations

This course is based at Highfield and Boldrewood.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the Course Description Document

The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

Back to top