This course delivers a broad coverage of all major disciplines in Electrical Power, including power electronics, electric drives, electrical machine design and power systems. It also covers important electrical power themes such as renewable energy systems and electric vehicles.
The Electrical Power MSc covers the following key subject areas:
- Electrical Machines
- Power Electronics
- Electric Drives
- Power System Operation
- Control of Electrical Power
A feature of the course is design of electrical systems for transportation and renewable energy applications. This is a particular specialisation of researchers in the School of Engineering.
You will develop a knowledge of industry standard computer aided design and analysis techniques appropriate to electrical power such as the use of software packages such as MagNet, MATLAB, Simulink, PSpice and ERACS.
Throughout the course you use industry standard test and measurement equipment, experimental hardware, and software packages relevant to the field of electrical and power engineering.
The course comprises a mixture of lectures, tutorials, coursework and practical laboratory classes. You will research a specialist topic of your choice through an in-depth project. Innovative educational techniques are designed to equip you with practical design skills and research methodologies.
As a graduate of this course you are equipped with the knowledge and practical experience to embark on a career as an engineer in the field of Electrical Power. You will also have skills in research and knowledge acquisition and a solid foundation for further postgraduate studies in the field of electrical engineering and power engineering.
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You take modules to a total value of 180 credits over three semesters. Taught modules, worth 120 credits, take place during the first and second semesters with exams held in January and May/June. An individual project, worth 60 credits, is undertaken over semesters two and three.
Background reading and design work take place during the second semester. The majority of experimental work and preparation of your dissertation takes place during the semester three.
Teaching takes place in lecture theatres equipped with audio visual equipment. Blackboard, a web based Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) supports your taught modules. Practical sessions are in small groups with experts in the field of Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Machines, and Power Systems and in modern laboratory and computing facilities.
You have access to a range of specialist facilities in the School of Engineering. Each research group in the School has dedicated equipment and laboratories:
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Modules for 2017 entry
Compulsory modulesCompulsory modules
- EEE8012 Power Electronics - Design and Implementation
- EEE8013 Linear Controller Design and State Space with Matlab Applications
- EEE8014 Control of Electric Drives
- EEE8015 Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines and Drives
- EEE8016 Electrical Machines and their applications
- EEE8017 Power Systems Operation and Analysis
- EEE8074 Coursework (EP and AC)
- EEE8075 Electrical Power and Control Project
- EEE8097 Individual Project
Modules change annually to take account of:
- changing staff expertise
- developments in the discipline
- the requirements of external bodies and partners
- student feedback.
Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.
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Fees & Funding
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Full time: £10,200
Full time: £10,200
Full time: £21,600
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EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.
A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or equivalent, in:
- electrical and electronic engineering
- computer engineering
Other subjects that may be considered include:
- mechanical engineering
- communications, information and control engineering
- building electricity and intelligence
- computer science and technology
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- 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with 1 sub-skill at 5.0 and 3 sub-skills at 5.5)
- 10 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)
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How to Apply
You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of £1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.