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The provision of reliable and affordable energy in an environmentally sustainable manner is one of the most significant engineering challenges of the twenty-first century. A Major in Energy and the Environment will provide you with the skills necessary to embark on a career in this important and exciting field. You will develop the skills required to design efficient energy generation and conversion systems and to assess and quantify the environmental impacts of these systems.

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This major provides a pathway to a career in engineering fields associated with energy and sustainability including: low-carbon power generation from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro and geothermal; bio-fuels for transportation and power generation; carbon capture and storage; energy storage; energy efficient buildings and infrastructure.

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