New engineering degree aims to create the ‘green’ heroes of tomorrow

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Loughborough College has launched a prestigious new BEng (Hons) Sustainable Engineering programme to develop heroes who can solve the world’s biggest environmental challenges.


The new degree, which is awarded by Loughborough University’s renowned engineering programme, will cover the fundamentals of engineering through to using cutting edge technologies to design sustainable products, systems and processes.


Chris Cockerton, Dean of Higher Education at Loughborough College, said: “We are so proud to offer a programme that can seriously help improve the environment and make a massive difference to the planet.


“Our programme is validated by Loughborough University, one of the country’s premier engineering universities, and taught in our friendly and supportive college environment which saw an increase in student satisfaction in the recent National Student Survey.


“We really want to see applications from students who have a passion to make a difference in the world and with the positive attitude and work ethic to really squeeze the most out of the programme. We genuinely believe that our sustainable engineering graduates could be the heroes of tomorrow.”


Entry requirements for our programme are CCC at A Level (including Maths or Physics) or MMM in an Engineering related BTEC (including Further Maths). GCSE Maths and English Grade C level 4, GCSE Science/physics or chemistry Grade C or level 4.


Students will learn the fundamental principles of mechanical and electrical/electronic engineering, with each aspect – ranging from fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to power transmission and microcontrollers – being focused on the impact of products, systems and processes on the environment and on making those products (and their manufacture, packaging and distribution) more sustainable.


The latter stages of the course will cover cutting-edge 21st century technologies – smart materials, smart manufacturing, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, simulation and virtualisation – mainly through problem-based learning. Graduates will not only be skilled in the design of sustainable products, systems and processes but they will also be skilled in developing their own knowledge, essential for employment in the rapidly changing technological workplace.


In the recent National Students Survey, the College bucked a national trend of falling student satisfaction by seeing a 2% increase to 85% of overall satisfaction with the courses offered.


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