Advanced Electrical Power Technology MSc

24 months full time

Please note that this programme is still subject to full University approval and it is not yet possible to apply for this programme.

Programme Overview

This two-year MSc programme provides electrical, electronic or power engineering graduates with the professional training to pursue careers as design and development engineers or to continue in further research.

The programme covers the following advanced topics:
• Renewable Energy
• Smartgrids
• Power Electronics
• State Space Analysis and Controller Design 
• Control of Electric Drives
• Design of Modern Electrical Machines and Drives
• Electrical Machines
• Power Systems Operation

You will gain advanced knowledge, skill and other attributes associated with the theme of Electrical Power:
• Modeling and analysis of engineering systems, processes and products
• Design of systems and components in Electrical Power
• Computer-aided design and analysis techniques, eg software packages such as MATLAB, Simulink, PSpice
• Specialist topic of your choice through an in-depth research project

Studying Advanced Electrical Power Technology at Newcastle, you will have access to purpose-built research laboratories equipped with specialist facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.



Year 1
Semester 1
• Power Electronics (15 credits)
• State Space Analysis (15 credits)
• Electrical Machines (15 credits)
• Electrical Power Group Project (15 credits)

Semester 2
• Control of Electrical Drives (15 credits)
• Design of Modern Electrical Machines and Drives (15 credits)
• Power Systems Operation (15 credits)
• Coursework (15 credits)

Year 2
Semester 1
• Individual Project (30 credits)
• Power Systems Operations 2 (15 credits)
• Renewable Energy (15 credits)

Semester 2
• Individual Project (30 credits)
• Power Systems Operations 3 (15 credits)
• Individual Study Project (15 credits)

+Entrance Requirements

A second-class 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, computer science and technology.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 79 (Internet-based), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 54 or equivalent.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

Please note that it is not yet possible to apply for this programme.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6154

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Student profiles:

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The Assessed Summer School was extremely useful and gave me a good insight into what to expect when I started. It's great because it offers a safety net in case you don’t get the right grades.

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