Taught course

Power Distribution Engineering

Newcastle University · School of Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical and electronic engineering, computer engineering or a related subject.

We will also consider your application if you have HND-level education and good, relevant, practical experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Power Distribution Engineering course provides you with advanced end-to-end knowledge in electrical power distribution systems, and a unique insight in future developments in the area.

The course is based on active engagement with industry experts, covering all aspects of modern and future power distribution systems including:

  • design
  • operation
  • control
  • markets
  • policy
  • smart infrastructure
  • renewable energy

It meets the increasing demand for skilled power distribution engineers in industry and:

  • is taught by senior industry experts, from network operators to solution developers, and from infrastructure manufacturers to consultants
  • helps you to develop and advance your career by building unique links and acquiring specialist knowledge
  • is designed to enable you to integrate your current practice to benefit both you and your company if you are already employed
  • is structured to allow flexibility for you and your employer

The majority of part-time students are already working in relevant roles. This allows you to share and learn from the experiences of your peers.

You will have the opportunity to carry out research and development projects in multi-million pound state-of-the-art facilities, and work alongside active collaborations between the University and industry.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Engineering
+44 (0) 191 208 5140