Cornwall College

BSc (Hons) Renewable Energy and Carbon Management

Small study groups. An open door policy from our tutors. All the one-to-one support you need. Get involved with courses designed in conjunction with employers and delivered by industry professionals. Work on live projects and start your career before you even graduate. It’s why 9 out of 10 of the 2,000 learners who study with us every year go on to the career of their choice. 

Course details

  • Year 1
  • Core modules
    • CORC1013C Personal and Employability Skills Development

      This module is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop themselves in terms of their personal and employability skills.

    • CORC1116 Quantitative Methods

    • CORC1117 Sustainable Energy Futures

      This module surveys the key drivers towards adoption of a sustainable energy future and maps out scenarios by which it might be achieved.

    • CORC1118 Carbon Footprints and Carbon Accounting

    • CORC1119 Electrical Principles

    • CORC1120 Energy From Biomass

    • CORC1121 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

    • CORC1122 Marine and Hydroelectric Energy

  • Year 2
  • Core modules
    • CORC2084 Carbon Management

    • CORC2089 Wind Energy

    • CORC2100 Sustainable Energy Management

    • CORC2101 Sustainable Architecture

      This module shows how to assess and reduce the in-use and embodied energy budgets of buildings. Learners will progress from a first-principles understanding of these budgets and their origin to a thorough grounding in the use of standardised methodologies for their assessment and reduction, in compliance with local building regulations, and with externally imposed emissions reduction targets.

    • CORC2102 Solar Energy

    • CORC2103 Geothermal Energy

    Optional modules
    • CORC2085 Mechanic, Material and Structures

    • CORC2086 Data Modelling and Processing

    • CORC2087 Managing Change

    • CORC2088 Sustainable Transport Policy

  • Final year
  • Core modules
    • CORC325 Research Project

    • CORC332 Environmental Sustainability and Economics

      This module introduces the student to the impact and use of economic policies and theories on the environment. It shows how the use of models and ideas from the field of economics can assist in resolving environmental problems. It builds on an understanding of economic theory to consider the use of a range of environmental problems and the possible solutions which the science of economics can offer.

    • CORC333 Environmental Strategy and Marketing

      This module enables students to devise and evaluate strategic plans and policies as they apply to projects, organisations and agencies involved with environmental issues.

    • CORC347 Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Impact Assessment

    Optional modules
    • CORC326 Community-Scale Renewable Energy

    • CORC327 Supply Chains

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). 

UCAS will ask for the information contained in the box at the top of this course page including the UCAS course code and the institution code. 

To apply for this course and for more information about submitting an application including application deadline dates, please visit the UCAS website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office via our how to apply webpage or email international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.



Our partnership with Cornwall College

Plymouth University has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by Plymouth University. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partners page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Studying with Cornwall College

Looking to study a specialist subject at university level? Want to do it in one of the most beautiful places in the world? Our wide range of courses gives you the chance to pick up the skills and experience you’ll need for your chosen profession.

Find out more about studying at Cornwall College