Taught course

Electrical Power Engineering

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

A second class honours degree in a subject related to their proposed area of study, or in some special cases an equivalent appropriate qualification, supported by relevant work-based learning.

Months of entry


Course content

On completing the programme students will be expected to have a thorough understanding of power systems, renewable energy and distributed generation, applications of power electronics in power and drive systems, business issues regarding power engineering and Computer Aided Power System Design and Analysis.

Students enrolling in the programme choose to do a project in consultation with an appropriate academic staff. The particular choice of project for a student will take into account the student’s interests, aspirations and previous experience.

Northumbria University provides a range of courses and study opportunities at degree and postgraduate levels, to suit a wide range of entry achievement profiles and to meet the needs of industry and aspiring professionals. The strength of the Faculty lies in its enthusiastic and dedicated staff who are valued for the quality of support provided to students, their research and enterprise involvement.

The University is regularly visited by professional bodies in order to accredit the courses. The Faculty is praised for its enthusiastic staff, modern laboratories and its good industrial links.

The assessment methods reflect the wide range of teaching and learning practices and diversity of subject matter and test the learning outcomes of each module in the most appropriate way. The students are expected to evaluate theoretical or practical frameworks for the analysis and critical evaluation of a variety of issues, informed by recent research. Where appropriate, they are also expected to propose new solutions to problems.

The programme will enhance students’ knowledge and skills in current practices and new developments in electrical power engineering. This will give the graduate a better opportunity for a career in industry or provide a good background to undertake further research studies.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
0191 227 4453