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Newcastle University: Electrical Power

Institution Newcastle University View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
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Study type Taught


Our Electrical Power MSc covers all major disciplines of electrical power. You'll deepen your knowledge, commercial awareness and technical ability to develop advanced skills. Specialise in one of three streams: electrical power, power distribution engineering or advanced electrical power.

About this course: Newcastle University is home to the UK's largest academic research group in Electrical Power, giving you an enhanced learning experience. Taught by leaders in their field, you will benefit from research-led teaching and access to state-of-the-art research facilities. You'll learn from researchers solving problems of global importance by engaging with industry and working across disciplines.

Our MSc programme is designed for graduates in: electrical and electronic engineering related disciplines

The flexible nature of this programme allows you to specialise in one of three streams: Electrical Power Power Distribution Engineering Electrical Power (advanced option) Electrical Power Stream

We developed this stream alongside industry experts. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of key areas of electrical power and applications including: advanced power electronics power systems operation electrical machines control of electric drives design and analysis of electrical machines renewable energy and smart grids Power Distribution Engineering Stream

We developed this stream alongside industry experts. Industry experts will also help to deliver it. It covers all aspects of modern and future power distribution systems including: fundamentals of distribution engineering environmental, health and safety management for power distribution engineers asset management, maintenance and condition monitoring network design and automation energy economics and markets Electrical Power (advanced) Stream

This stream is designed for those who want to advance their knowledge further in electrical power. It encompasses the key areas of electrical power. There is an emphasis on project work, such as: practical electrical power and control project developing experimental skills communicated in a technical report technology review project reviewing developments and future trends multidisciplinary individual project applying knowledge and expertise to solve a complex problem

Our industry focused approach equips you with the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. This will demonstrate your in depth commercial awareness and technical knowledge. Benefits include: industry guest lectures site visits technical projects placements employment opportunities with added support from our Careers Service

Delivery: We have a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and you will engage with students across all key electrical and electronic engineering disciplines. This offers a rich and diverse learning experience. Our teaching consists of: lectures seminars practical lab sessions group work personal supervision

Modules are taught by block delivery, allowing you to immerse yourself and understand the subject in more depth.

Our strong industrial engagement means our courses are shaped by industry. You will benefit from: industry guest lectures site visits projects employment opportunities with added support from our Careers Service (Power Distribution Engineering stream)

Accreditation: The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council, and therefore provides a good foundation for professional registration.

Facilities: You have access to a range of dedicated specialist facilities in the School of Engineering and across campus to support your studies and enhance your learning experience.

Teaching facilities include: Computing Lab Electrical Power Teaching Lab Electronics Lab

Research facilities include: CAD Lab Cockle Park Farm Electrical Power Research Lab InTEGReL Modelling and Device Design Smart Grid Lab and Energy Storage Test Bed Urban Sciences Building Facilities


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A Global Top 125 university (QS World University Rankings 2023), Newcastle University is dedicated to excellence, creativity and innovation, pioneering solutions that can change our world.

Through world-class research it tackles some of the biggest challenges facing society globally, leading in its key strengths of ageing and health, data, energy, cities, culture and creative arts. The UK’s Research Excellence Framework 2021 assessed its research as world-leading with outstanding impact.

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