Northumbria University Newcastle

Electrical Power Engineering MSc (with Advanced Practice in the second year)

This program continually has a very high pass and student satisfaction rate, leading to numerous Ph.D. studies and employment. It also meets the academic requirements of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), by whom it is fully accredited.

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.

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

  • You could also undertake a postgraduate research degree such as an MPhil, PhD and Professional Doctorate. If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.
  • Whatever you decide to do, you will have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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)
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)

Year Two

MSc Engineering Project (Core,60 Credits)
Advance Practice semester (Core,60 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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