MEng in Electrical Power Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment

Program Description

MEng in Electrical Power Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment

Accredited by: IET EI

Climate change and economic drivers mean there is a strong move toward renewable energy from wind, wave and tidal sources - and correspondingly an increased demand for power system engineers.

This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry and has a strong emphasis on practical experience. It provides a broad education in electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering, alongside specialist modules in power engineering and power electronics.

You will have access to well-equipped computer-aided engineering and electrical and electronic laboratories with leading technologies, as well as the opportunity for two industry placements.

Your career

Graduates from this programme are likely to be much in demand with global power companies such as Howden, GEC, Doosan, Babcock, Scottish Power and the Weir Group.

What you will study

Year 1

Provides a range of basic concepts of IT and the Principles of Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering.

Year 2

Introduces Management Responsibilities of a Professional Engineer, Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Energy Resources, Generation & Utilisation, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Year 3

Control Engineering, Power Electronic Systems, Plant & Electrical Distribution, Energy Conversion Technologies.

Year 4

Honour Project, Power Systems Technology, Electrical Machines, Renewable Energy Technology, Control Engineering.

Year 5 (MEng)

MEng Group Project, Strategy & Innovation, Condition Monitoring, Reliability & Availability Assessment, Control Systems, Energy Audit & Asset Management.

Entry requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.

Year 1

SQA Higher

ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C

A level

BCC including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C/4.

ILC Higher

H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2

IB Diploma

24 points must include Maths and Physics

BTEC

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM

Year 2

BTEC

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at DDM

Year 3

HND

HND Electrical or Electronic Engineering with a B in the Graded Unit and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Summer school

Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School are essential for those without Engineering Mathematics 5. For more information visit www.gcu.ac.uk/mathssummerschool.

English language

Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.

Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.

Additional information

Other academic and vocational qualifications

Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.

International pathways

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Fees and funding

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2018/19

  • Home: £1820
  • RUK: £9250*
  • EU: £1820
  • International: £11,500

*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750. Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.

If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.

Additional costs

In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.

Scholarships

We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student enquiries team.

International student start dates

For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.

There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.

Professional accreditation

The Electrical Power Engineering degree is accredited by IET the Institute of Engineering and Technology and EI the Energy Institute. Coursework is designed to meet the requirements of UKSPEC the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence by the Engineering Council UK and the MEng pathways satisfy the academic requirements for C.Eng Chartered Engineer status.

Work placement

Two industry-based placements are offered, one of which spans 48 weeks. These are not compulsory placements and nor are they guaranteed.

HM Forces

In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.

Assessment methods

Examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports are used to assess your achievements during the learning outcomes.

Our aim is to build our students abilities in the areas demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy, through linking with employers to provide students with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant studies. Our students find that one of the underlying strengths of this programme of study is the other students as many currently enrolled are conducting their studies part-time, whilst holding down full-time jobs, or are sponsored by international companies. The valuable experience of these students is fed back into the classroom and informally shared to the benefit of fellow students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated July 25, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
5 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,820 GBP
Home/EU students; £9250 RUK students; £11,500 International students
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Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
Start date : Sept. 2019
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Dates
Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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