Mechanical Engineering with Renewables BEng (Hons)

School of Science and Engineering

Study the design and function of mechanical engineering in relation to renewable energy, such as solar, biomass, wind, and tidal

Date of entry

September 2020



Start date

September 2020


4 years

Study mode

Full Time


Dundee City Campus

Mechanical Engineering with Renewables mixes traditional core engineering with emerging technologies in the alternative energy field. Renewable energy involves every aspect of the study of matter and energy.

You'll gain a range of technical, creative, and management skills relevant to the renewable energy industry. You'll have the opportunity to get involved in practical and industry-led projects and use what you have learned to present solutions to industry experts.

In your final year, you'll undertake a research project related to renewables. Previous projects have included:

  • carbon footprints for companies and buildings
  • battery technology for transport use
  • integration of large scale wind power

We are the only Scottish university taking part in the CMS Collaboration, a major experiment at the Large Hadron Collider CERN. Our students have had the opportunity to visit the site during their studies.

a student
“I’ve been lucky enough to do a project for CERN for my final year assignment working on the cooling system for the Compact Muon Solenoid detector - it's been an incredible experience. ”

Crawford Ritchie, Mechanical Engineering with Renewables

Professional Accreditation
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Our course meets, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by IMechE. It also meets in full, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications after Brexit is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If you plan on practising outside the UK you should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.

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