Advanced Electrical Power Engineering (MSc)

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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About Advanced Electrical Power Engineering at Newcastle University

This course provides electrical, electronic or power engineering graduates with the professional training needed to pursue careers as design and development engineers or researchers.

The programme covers the following advanced topics:

  • renewable energy
  • smartgrids
  • power electronics
  • state space analysis and controller design
  • control of electric drives
  • design of modern electrical machines and drives
  • electrical machines
  • power systems operation

The advanced knowledge and skills you will gain from this course:

  • modeling and analysis of engineering systems, processes and products
  • design of electrical power systems and components
  • computer-aided design and analysis techniques, including software packages like MATLAB, Simulink and PSpice
  • specialist topic of your choice through an in-depth research project


You will have access to a range of specialist facilities. Each research group in the school has dedicated equipment and laboratories.

    How to Apply

    Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

    Start dates

    The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

    We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


    If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

    • pay a deposit of £1,500
    • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

    The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

    Study options for this course

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    Notes about fees for this course

     See our course-specific Fees and Funding page.

    Entry requirements

    A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

    • electrical and electronic engineering
    • computer engineering

    Other subjects that may be considered include:

    • mechanical engineering
    • physics
    • communications
    • information and control engineering
    • building electricity and intelligence
    • computer science and technology

    International Students

    To study this course you need to meet our Band 1 English Language requirements:

    Direct Entry : IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

    If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

    Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

    The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

    Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

    • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at 5.5)
    • 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)    

    You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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