Taught course

Electrical Power

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering or computer engineering. Other subjects that may be considered include mechanical engineering, physics, communications, information and control engineering, building electricity and intelligence or computer science and technology.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

Information for 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 Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Claire Dougherty, MSc Support Office, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Email
eee.pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6154