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    For example, I was looking at some courses and one of the ones I came across was 'Chemical Engineering WITH Renewable Energy Technology'. Does that mean the course is something like 80% chemical engineering with 20% renewable energy technology? I'm not really understanding the difference between this energy technology and just normal chemical engineering.
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    (Original post by khemia)
    For example, I was looking at some courses and one of the ones I came across was 'Chemical Engineering WITH Renewable Energy Technology'. Does that mean the course is something like 80% chemical engineering with 20% renewable energy technology? I'm not really understanding the difference between this energy technology and just normal chemical engineering.
    I don't think there is an exact meaning, you need to check whether they both carry the same accreditation.

    Probable meaning is that they both contain the same core chemical engineering modules and 'with renewable energy' just means you're forced to take more renewable energy modules in the later years... they may or may not be modules that you would be able to take as options on the 'chemical engineering full stop' pathway. you'd have to print out the module list from the uni website you're looking at to see.
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    Yes, probably around 25% of modules are going to be focussed on renewables, with a final project in that area.
    It may mean you don't have optional module choices or free electives available
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    For my course, it meant that I did 2 modules for my major and 1 for my minor every semester.
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    (Original post by khemia)
    For example, I was looking at some courses and one of the ones I came across was 'Chemical Engineering WITH Renewable Energy Technology'. Does that mean the course is something like 80% chemical engineering with 20% renewable energy technology? I'm not really understanding the difference between this energy technology and just normal chemical engineering.
    Compare the exact course content against their standard ChemEng course. Year by year.

    You may find the only difference is with some later year options.

    e.g. this Heriot Watt course is exactly the same as their "standard" ChemEng course for the first 3 years.
    https://www.hw.ac.uk/undergraduate/c...ngineering.htm
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    (Original post by khemia)
    For example, I was looking at some courses and one of the ones I came across was 'Chemical Engineering WITH Renewable Energy Technology'. Does that mean the course is something like 80% chemical engineering with 20% renewable energy technology? I'm not really understanding the difference between this energy technology and just normal chemical engineering.
    A course described as 'with' another subject means the first named subject is the major component with the other as a minor one, often in a 2/3:1/3 split, whereas a course which is x AND y means that the two subjects are equal.
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    (Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
    A course described as 'with' another subject means the first named subject is the major component with the other as a minor one, often in a 2/3:1/3 split, whereas a course which is x AND y means that the two subjects are equal.
    Very standard answer and probably quite useful for degrees like 'American Literature with Inorganic Chemistry' where you'll be studying a mixture of modules drawn from separate schools/departments.

    It's not clear from the OP whether Renewable Energy is being offered as a standalone subject at this place, but if so it'd probably live in the school of engineering, it's possible the school of engineering has produced several modules of renewable energy for the purpose of adding them on to existing engineering courses.
    I think the most likely thing is a core Chemical Engineering course with some compulsion towards renewable modules (quite likely from the same school/department) in the later years... especially if it's an engineering council accredited course - cos there's about a timetable full of stuff that's compulsory for that (one reason why you rarely see engineering courses 'with' something when the something isn't a related branch of engineering)

    But you'd really have to look at the modules to know.
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    (Original post by khemia)
    For example, I was looking at some courses and one of the ones I came across was 'Chemical Engineering WITH Renewable Energy Technology'. Does that mean the course is something like 80% chemical engineering with 20% renewable energy technology? I'm not really understanding the difference between this energy technology and just normal chemical engineering.
    Chemical engineering is applicable to more than just energy, whereas energy technology is - you guessed it - applied towards energy.

    "With" usually means a small element of the degree; perhaps 20% as you mention in your post.

    Chemical engineering is a traditional engineering discipline, whereas renewable energy is a specific type of energy, and perhaps an industry, that utilises a variety of different traditional disciplines.
 
 
 
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