Taught course

Electrical Engineering

Durham University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree (typically equivalent to UK 2:1 Honours) or better in a subject which includes significant electrical engineering content.

Durham University Band E English requirement.

Months of entry


Course content

The main objective of the course is to educate you in the key engineering aspects of electrical engineering, enabling you to undertake responsible, creative, challenging and stimulating posts in industry or research.

The course covers the key areas of electrical engineering. In addition to the technical background, experience of applying theoretical concepts is gained through a major individual Research and Development project and a group design project. These projects enable students to develop the capacity to solve problems across the traditional engineering boundaries.

Course structure

Core Modules

The course consists of a set of core modules to provide an advanced engineering education in electrical engineering alongside an optional module that allows students to increase their understanding in an area suited to their interests and needs, sometimes straying beyond electrical engineering. In addition to these taught modules, you will also complete a group design project and a major, individual research and development project working closely with an academic in your chosen subject area.

Electrical Engineering core taught content:

  • Electrical Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Smart Energy Networks
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Future Vehicles

Optional Modules available in previous years include:

Students usually select one optional module from modules such as:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Internet of Everything
  • Optimisation

Information for international students

If you are an international student who does not meet the requirements for direct entry to this degree, you may be eligible to take a pre-Masters pathway programme at the Durham University International Study Centre.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,000.00 per year
International students
£28,500.00 per year

For further information see the course listing.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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