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MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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full-time

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About Electrical Power at Newcastle University

This course delivers a broad coverage of all major disciplines in Electrical Power, including power electronics, electric drives, electrical machine design and power systems. It also covers important electrical power themes such as renewable energy systems and electric vehicles.

The Electrical Power MSc covers the following key subject areas:

  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Electronics
  • Electric Drives
  • Power System Operation
  • Control of Electrical Power

A feature of the course is design of electrical systems for transportation and renewable energy applications. This is a particular specialisation of researchers in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You will develop a knowledge of industry standard computer aided design and analysis techniques appropriate to electrical power such as the use of software packages such as MagNet, MATLAB, Simulink, PSpice and ERACS.

Throughout the course you use industry standard test and measurement equipment, experimental hardware, and software packages relevant to the field of electrical and power engineering.

The course comprises a mixture of lectures, tutorials, coursework and practical laboratory classes. You will research a specialist topic of your choice through an in-depth project. Innovative educational techniques are designed to equip you with practical design skills and research methodologies.

As a graduate of this course you are equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to embark on a career as an engineer in the field of Electrical Power. You will also have skills in research and knowledge acquisition and a solid foundation for further postgraduate studies in the field of electrical engineering and power engineering.

Find out from our staff and previous students about the benefits of studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle.

Delivery

You take modules to a total value of 180 credits over three semesters. Taught modules, worth 120 credits, take place during the first and second semesters with exams held in January and May/June.  An individual project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken over semesters two and three.

Background reading and design work take place during the second semester. The majority of experimental work and preparation of your dissertation takes place during the semester three.  

Teaching takes place in lecture theatres equipped with audio visual equipment. Blackboard, a web based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) supports your taught modules. Practical sessions are in small groups with experts in the field of Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Machines, and Power Systems and in modern laboratory and computing facilities.

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council, and therefore provides a good foundation for professional registration.

Facilities

You have access to a range of specialist facilities in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Each research group in the School has dedicated equipment and laboratories:

  • Communications, Sensors, Signal and Information Processing
  • Emerging Technology and Materials (ETM)
  • µSystems
  • Electrical Power

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/electrical-power-msc/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

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

Other subjects that may be considered include:

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

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

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