Electrical Power MSc 

12 months full time


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: full time £6,000
International: full time £15,490

More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.

Programme Overview

This degree 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. It is accredited by the IET and meets the educational requirements for CEng professional registration.

The programme covers six advanced topics:

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


You take compulsory modules, coursework an electrical power and control project, and an individual project with dissertation. Assessment is by end-of-semester written examination, coursework, and a dissertation based on a project conducted in association with the research groups.

Find out more detailed information about the programme modules

+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

See the School's website for funding opportunities.

International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.

Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.

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

+How to Apply

Visit our postgraduate application site.

There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.

Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6154
E-mail: eee.pg@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

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