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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

Types of energy engineering degrees

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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
    Annual tuition fee
    30,634 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,634 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Electrical Engineering: Energy and Power Systems - BSc University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 27,000 USD

    Start date
    January, June, August
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    Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Energy Specialization - BSc Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,281 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 23,281 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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    Physics: Nanotechnology and Clean Energy - BSc (Hons) Ontario Tech University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,214 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,935 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Energy Science and Technology - BSc University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,034 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,055 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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Associate in energy engineering

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    Powerplant Technician - ASc College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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Diploma in energy engineering

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    Alternative Energy Technology - UGDip Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,891 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,975 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
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    Sustainable Energy and Building Technology - AdvDip Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,840 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Energy Systems Engineering Technology - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    12,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics - UGDip Fox Valley Technical College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,600 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,600 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Certificate in energy engineering

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    Airframe and Powerplant Technology - Cert Mohawk Valley Community College, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    6,892 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,892 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Powerplant Technician - Cert College of Alameda, USA

    Program type
    Undergraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    7,950 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 7,950 USD

    Start date
    January, August, June
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Energy engineering graduate programs

Master's in energy engineering

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    Engineering (Sustainable Energy) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,840 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,440 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Energy Informatics - MSc Cranfield University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    27,856 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,500 GBP

    Start date
    October
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    Energy and Environmental Finance - MSc Montpellier Business School, France

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    16,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,900 EUR

    Start date
    September
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    International Energy Studies and Energy Finance - MSc University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,663 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,150 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Applied Energy - MEng American University of Beirut, Lebanon

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,060 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,060 USD

    Start date
    January, August
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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
    Annual tuition fee
    18,725 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 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
    Annual tuition fee
    5,436 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 4,500 EUR

    Start date
    September
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Diploma in energy engineering

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    Energy Systems Engineering Technician - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    12,973 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    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.