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Study energy engineering abroad

An in-depth guide to studying energy engineering as an international student.

Energy engineering degrees abroad

Finding and maintaining global energy supplies is one of the most urgent issues we face today. By studying a degree in energy engineering, you’ll discover how man-made, natural, and renewable energy sources can be harnessed to keep pace with consumer demand.

You’ll learn about every stage of the energy supply chain, from extraction and production to distribution and use. As well as developing a scientific understanding of energy systems design and operation, you’ll consider how existing processes could become more efficient and sustainable.

Studying abroad is a great chance to see how energy infrastructure and consumption differ within and between countries. You’ll see how foreign governments manage their energy resources through policies and legislation, whilst considering the impact of these practices on global supplies.

Energy engineering program structure

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) programs last a minimum of three years, but lots of undergraduates choose to complete an industry sandwich year and study over four years instead.

Taking a placement is a fantastic way to apply and consolidate what you’ve learned in the first two years of your program. It can also spark new career interests and improve your employability.

If you’re hoping to study a master’s, you typically have two options to choose from. Some universities offer an integrated bachelor’s and master’s program lasting at least four years. Otherwise, you can enroll in a separate one or two-year MSc program.

Doctoral programs are also available. You’ll undertake original and specific research over several additional years.

Energy engineering courses normally balance theoretical and practical teaching methods. Your timetable is likely to consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and laboratories.

Although program content varies between universities, the list below outlines some of the core classes you’ll be expected to take:

  • Energy resource characteristics
  • Engineering design and practice
  • Engineering principles and analysis
  • Sustainable and renewable energies
  • Fossil fuels
  • Distribution and storage systems
  • Mathematics for energy engineering
  • Thermofluids

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Energy engineering study abroad programs

Energy engineering undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in energy engineering

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    Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Environment) - BEng Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,634 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Energy Science and Technology - BSc University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    21,055 NZD
    Start date
    February, July
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    Law (Scots and English Dual Qualifying) with Energy Law - LLB (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,275 GBP
    Start date
    September
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    Energy Systems Engineering - BSc University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,570 USD
    Start date
    May, September
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    Energy Policy and Management - BA Western Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,690 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Certificate in energy engineering

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    The Global Energy Transition in a Fossil World - Cert Vrije Amsterdam Summer School, Netherlands

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 month
    Tuition fees per year
    1,150 EUR
    Start date
    July, August
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    Airframe and Powerplant Technology - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    6,892 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Diploma in energy engineering

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    Sustainable Energy and Building Technology - Dip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    17,840 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Energy Systems Engineering Technician - Dip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    September
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    Alternative Energy Technology - Dip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,975 CAD
    Start date
    January, May, September
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Energy engineering graduate programs

Master's in energy engineering

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    Architecture (Energy Perf/Climate Responsive Arch) - MSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,168 USD
    Start date
    August
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    Energy Systems - ME University College Dublin, Ireland

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,800 EUR
    Start date
    September
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    Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    38,400 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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    International Energy Dispute Resolution and Avoidance - LLM University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    18,150 GBP
    Start date
    January, September
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    International Energy Law and Policy - LLM University of Stirling, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    15,950 GBP
    Start date
    September
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Doctorate in energy engineering

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    Chemical Process and Energy Engineering - PhD London South Bank University, UK

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    13,780 GBP
    Start date
    January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
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    Oil, Gas and Energy Engineering - PhD University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    4,500 EUR
    Start date
    September
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Future energy engineering careers

Worldwide energy consumption is at an all-time high. As such, the demand for efficient and enthusiastic energy engineers has rocketed.

The global movement towards sustainability and environmental consciousness has opened up plenty of jobs in the renewable energy sector, but graduates also enjoy bright careers in industry, teaching, manufacturing, and research.

Here are some of the roles you’d be equipped to pursue:

  • Energy consultant
  • Control design engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Gas network engineer
  • Marine engineer
  • Energy management technician
  • Solar engineer

Having experience on your resume is one of the best ways to attract the attention of employers. Your university’s career service can shed some light on how to apply for internships and placements with energy companies, consultancies, government departments, and more.