Energy Management BSc (Hons)

 

Course Code

UCAS Code: NH82 - BSc (Hons)

Location

CU London (Greenwich
London)

 

Study mode

Full-time
Sandwich

Duration

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Start date

September 2022
October 2022
January 2023


Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate
HNC/HND courses

The BSc (Hons) Energy Management degree course explores all aspects of the energy industry. You will examine oil and gas exploration and production, renewable energy production and the social and environment impacts of these processes.

Course content and assessments have been designed to help you develop both theoretical knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical skills to enhance your career and academic opportunities.

Climate change, and the need to make our energy sources as efficient as possible, is arguably one of the most important struggles faced by our generation. There has never been a more important time to understand energy.

Why CU London

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Accreditation & Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies:

The Energy Institute (EI)

The Energy Institute (EI)

CU London is a Learning Affiliate of the Energy Institute (EI). Students who undertake this course will be awarded free membership with the Energy Institute for the duration of the programme. Benefits of this free membership include access to a wide range of professional resources, an e-library, monthly magazines, networking opportunities, CV development and more.


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I discovered there aren’t many women in the Energy Management industry and that it’s a very fast developing one. I grew a passion for the course - how things can be managed and its scope from market to final project execution. I love the challenge and seeing the outcome - it makes me very excited and motivated to study this course.

Emmanuella Kouakou, Energy Management graduate, quoted 2022
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What you'll study

Energy Management is a varied and interesting topic to study, made extremely relevant by the growing importance of climate change.

Studying these subjects not only provides an exciting insight into what is considered a life supporting area, but also develops key transferrable communication, numerical, digital and time management skills.

In year one you are introduced to the fundamentals of energy management. Students who choose to exit the course after completing the first year will be eligible to receive a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Energy Management.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

During year two, emphasis shifts to the examination of conceptual themes and approaches present in energy systems management. You can expect to adopt a more systematic, critical and individualised approach when considering competing explanations of change in the principle areas of the subject. Students who choose to exit the course after completing the second year will be eligible to receive a Higher National Certificate (HND) in Energy Management.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. The careers and employability department, alongside the course team, will support you throughout your placement year.

Modules

  • Optional

In the final year you will produce a plan for an individual research project which you will then implement by yourself. This activity seeks to develop vital transferable skills beyond the academic discipline such as personal organisation, sustained motivation and critical thinking. By successfully completing the final year, students will achieve a BSc (Hons) Energy Management.

Modules

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory

  • Compulsory


How you'll learn

This course is available as a full-time three year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of all our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. Additional support is available via email and our online learning platform, Aula.

Progression through the modules develops knowledge and skills, including communication (written and oral), study skills, research methods, project management, presentation and career development. We will also encourage you to consider your employability and/or entrepreneurial development.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

You can expect up to 20 hours of learning activities per week, made up of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, online classes and independent learning.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.


Assessment

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown:

  • Coursework
  • Presentations
  • Exams

Job ready

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Analyse and learn about mitigation of the environmental, political and social impacts of global energy production and consumption, including both academic theories and international standard procedures.
  • Explore the flows of energy and matter in natural systems, and their role in supporting life and the nature, organisation, complexity, sustainability and interconnections of human systems globally.
  • Apply economic concepts, principles and tools, and economic analysis of national and international oil, gas and energy institutions, processes and markets. Evaluate how economic factors impact upon energy policy for different global organisations and stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the issues and techniques involved in collecting, analysing and communicating energy information, and developing research design and execution skills within research on energy-related academic topics.

Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
HND 80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year
This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Business Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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We believe every student should have the opportunity to dream big, reach their potential and succeed, regardless of their background.

Fair Access Scheme

Typical offer for 2022 entry.

Entry level What we're looking for
HNC 64 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
HND 80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.
Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. Minimum 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English. Minimum two A2 levels or BTEC equivalent qualification.

If you do not have the typical entry requirements, you may want to consider studying this course with a foundation year. Upon successful completion our Business Foundation Year will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to progress onto this undergraduate degree.

Alternatively, visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on how to apply and travelling to and living in the UK.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3).

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Student Full time Part time
UK £6,800 per year Not available
International £15,300 per year Not available

Facilities

You can study this course at our Greenwich campus, which provides an outstanding learning environment.

You will have access to our Library & Learning Services, fully equipped seminar rooms and impressive IT suites.


Careers and opportunities

The BSc Energy Management course aims to provide you with a mix of energy specific and general management knowledge and skills. The course also includes sustainability and environmental issues within the oil, gas and energy industries, so it's both current and forward looking in its approach regarding the diverse and changing energy landscape.

There are a variety of career opportunities both in the UK and internationally within organisations like national and international oil companies, government agencies, local government, and global consultancies. Career paths can include areas such as health and safety, sustainability and environmental advisers, project management and policy roles, among others.


How to apply

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  • The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s planned exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance at that time.