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Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations

  • Action Renewables
  • Delta Pacaking
  • Brett Martin
  • Dernaseer Engineering
  • Glendale Filling Station
  • JDR Cables
  • Kane Group

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles

  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Manager
  • Development Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Overview

Important notice – campus change This course will move to the Belfast campus in September 2019.  Students will change campus part way through this course. Find out more

Clean Technology engineers solve present and future challenges for the development of sustainable industrial and technological products.

Summary

Study BEng Hons Clean Technology at Ulster University in the United Kingdom.

Global issues affecting everyone are climate change, increasing cost and security of energy supplies, environmental pollution and access to clean water. Clean technology is a term used to describe knowledge-based products or services that improve operational performance, productivity or efficiency, while reducing costs, inputs, energy consumption, waste, or pollution. Clean Technology is driven by market economics that provide greater financial upside and sustainability. In order to address global challenges we need high quality engineers with the necessary knowledge and skills to enable a sustainable future.

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About this course

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About

This is a four-year course with three years (Years 1, 2, and 4) of academic study at the University and one year (Year 3) on industrial placement. Students fulfilling the requirements will be awarded a classified honours degree and a Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP).

Associate awards

Diploma in Professional Practice DPP

Diploma in International Academic Studies DIAS

Diploma in Professional Practice International DPPI

Find out more about placement awards

Attendance

Duration and Mode of Attendance

Four years (including placement year).

Attendance
Typically daily each day during Semesters I and II. There are no timetabled activities on Wednesday afternoon.

Start dates

  • September 2016
How to apply

Entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

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A level

The A Level requirement for this course is 300 UCAS tariff points to include grades BB with a minimum A level Grade B in one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Technology and Design, Design and Technology, Engineering, Computing or Environmental Technology.

See the GCSE subject and grade requirements including specific Mathematics grade required depending on the A level subject presented.

BTEC

The requirement for this course is successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in a related Engineering or Applied Science subject area with overall award profile of DDM to include at least 9 unit distinctions.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Overall Irish Leaving Certificate Highers requirement for this course is 300 UCAS tariff points including B1B2B2B3B3 (typical grade profile) including 2 from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics/Chemistry, Technology, Computing, Biology, or Engineering. Higher Level Mathematics minimum grade D is also required.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is AABCC (to include minimum of BB in Mathematics and a science subject).

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is BBB (to include Mathematics and a science subject).

International Baccalaureate

Overall International Baccalaureate Diploma requirement for this course is a minimum of 26 points to include 13 at Higher Level and to include minimum grade 5 in Mathematics and a Higher Level science subject. Grade 4 in English Language also required in overall profile.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

The entry requirement for this course is successful completion of a Ulster University validated Access route in Science/Technology with Overall 70% and 70% in Mathematics. Equivalent Mathematics qualifications considered for the Mathematics requirement.

GCSE

GCSE Mathematics Grade B or above (or equivalent) if presenting Design and Technology or Environmental Technology as the specified subject for this course.

GCSE Mathematics Grade C or above (or equivalent) if presenting another of the specified subjects for the course with or instead of Design and Technology.

GCSE Grade C (or above) in English Language (or equivalent).

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Teaching and learning assessment

Formal lectures are supplemented by tutorials and laboratory investigations, as appropriate. Practical hands-on laboratory sessions are an integral part of many modules throughout all years. Case studies and group mini-project work are also extensively used. In the final year there is a major individual project.


Generally, a combination of continuous assessment and examination is employed in each module. Continuous assessment includes class tests, library and laboratory based assignments, and individual and group project work. Some modules across all years of the course are continuously assessed.

Exemptions and transferability

Applicants who have successfully completed studies equivalent in content and level to the Year 1 modules are considered for direct entry into Year 2. As many of the School’s courses have a common theme in year 1, transfer onto other courses may be applicable. Transferability is dependent on academic performance and availability of places.

Careers & opportunities

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Graduate employers

Graduates from this course have gained employment with a wide range of organisations. Here are some examples:

  • Action Renewables
  • Delta Pacaking
  • Brett Martin
  • Dernaseer Engineering
  • Glendale Filling Station
  • JDR Cables
  • Kane Group

Job roles

Graduates from this course are employed in many different roles. Here are some examples:

  • Applications Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Project Manager
  • Manager
  • Development Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

Career options

Over 80% of students gain employment in their desired field within six months of graduating, for instance, in engineering design and renewable energies. These employment prospects are likely to improve further; 87 % of NI electricity is produced by fossil fuels in the context of the legally-binding UK Climate Change act 2008 which requires cutting down carbon emissions. Secondly, the management and storage of energy resources is another key issue and alternative storage schemes such as compressed air storage (Gaeleletric.ie) and Battery grid storage (AES Corporation) are currently being considered in NI.

Graduates will also have the opportunity for post graduate study as a PGD/MSc Engineering programme is currently being delivered within the School of Engineering. A range of doctoral research areas suitable for Clean Technology graduates are currently being offered within the internationally recognised Engineering Research Institute.

Work placement / study abroad

In Year 3, students will undertake a placement as a junior professional engineer, designer or engineering manager, improve their understanding of the work environment and develop their inter-personal, communication and transferable skills. The experience will enhance maturity, personal ability and eventual employability. Students will be placed with companies who employ clean tech processes or who manufacture cleantech products.

Professional recognition

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

Accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) 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.

Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 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.

Academic profile

Most staff teaching on the course have completed a PhD in a STEM subject, are specialist in their field and are research-active, within the Engineerring Reserach Institute (ERI). REF2014 results show ERI to be the leading materials research institute in Northern Ireland, with 100% of its research impact defined as world- or internationally-leading.

Apply

Applications to full-time undergraduate degrees at Ulster are made through UCAS.

How to apply

Start dates

  • September 2016

Fees and funding

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Fees (per year)

Northern Ireland & EU:
£3,925.00
England, Scotland & Wales:
£6,000.00
International:
£12,890.00

Scholarships, awards and prizes

WIS Clean Technology Award for the Year 4 Clean Technology student with the highest average marks.

Additional mandatory costs

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel and normal living are a part of university life. 

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them in the online prospectus. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course. 

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees. 

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Course Director: Dr Patrick Lemoine
Engineering Research Institute

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 8054

E: p.lemoine@ulster.ac.uk

Faculty Office

T: +44 (0) 28 9036 6305

E: compeng@ulster.ac.uk