Northumbria University Newcastle - Electrical Power Engineering MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Electrical Power Engineering MSc

This program continually has a very high pass and student satisfaction rate, leading to numerous Ph.D. studies and employment. You will develop cross-discipline skills through multidisciplinary group work and an individual dissertation. You will learn essential skills such as information research, project planning and management, cost analysis, and budgeting. You will be actively involved within the Faculty Research Seminars, where you can broaden awareness and views across different research areas. 

You’ll benefit from the University’s excellent facilities that include specialist electrical and electronics laboratory resources. Northumbria has a well-established reputation for producing graduates who can apply their knowledge to generate creative solutions for sustainable electrical power systems.

On successfully completing the program, you will gain an understanding and comprehensive knowledge of current practice and new technological developments. This full-time MSc Electrical Power Engineering program is also offered as a 240 credit two-year full-time program. This has the opportunity for a one-semester period of either study abroad, industrial work placement, or a research internship.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Electrical Power. Other subject qualifications, equivalent professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

  • The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in the electrical power engineering and renewable energy sectors. At the same time you’ll develop transferable key skills and personal attributes that promote employability and lifelong learning.
  • The group projects will provide experience of working with others while also raising your awareness of commercial considerations and how industry operates. One project involves the development of an innovative product that must satisfy pre-determined criteria including a realistic business model.
  • Your dissertation can be linked to the University’s on-going research, giving you experience of being incorporated into a pre-existing working team and environment. Alternatively you can undertake a practice-based dissertation that’s linked to a project that you’ve chosen for its relevance to your interests, self-development and career prospects.

Course Details

Our research-rich teaching involves a combination of informed lectures, seminars, computer-based workshops, and/or laboratory sessions. Real-life case studies and guest lectures from industry and/or academia may also be used to enhance your learning activities. Taught time per semester is typically a maximum of 12 hours per week, with class time occurring anytime between 9 am - 6 pm, Monday through Friday (exact timetables will be finalised in early September). As this is a master’s course there is a significant element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Assessments are designed to give feedback as well as to monitor your level of achievement. The assessed projects will enable you to test your skills in ways that relate to current industrial practice. Specific assessment methods include assignments, exams, technical reports and presentations.

Year One

Wind Energy Conversion Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Photovoltaic System Technology (Core,20 Credits)
MSc Engineering Project (Core,60 Credits)
Engineering Research and Project Management (Core,20 Credits)
Renewable Energy Technologies for Electricity Supply (Core,20 Credits)
Power Electronics and Drive Systems (Core,20 Credits)
Smart Grids (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)

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