The energy industry generates and distributes electrical power on a large scale, but there is a growing need to improve how we all use energy in our daily lives. Renewable and sustainable energy sources are becoming more and more important. This course helps you understand the issues and develop your skills to find employment in the energy sector. We aim to give you a good grounding in both electrical and mechanical principles. Not only that, we will also look at the commercial side of the industry to help develop your business acumen. You could develop skills in a range of power generation technologies, including nuclear, wind, tidal and solar, as well as the more traditional fossil fuels. Here at Huddersfield we have excellent facilities for practical work, including our own wind and solar power facility. You could choose to use the facility in your final year for project work. While you’re studying we’ll try and give you as much real-world experience as possible. You have the opportunity to take a year-long placement, which could give you some great experience in the industry, and help build up your contacts too. The degree is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) which means it meets the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). By exploring the issues facing the energy industry and focusing on practical experience, the course has been designed to prepare you for a career in this important and exciting sector.