Postgraduate

Power Distribution Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert

Power Distribution Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert

MSc -full time: 12 months, part time: 24 or 36 months
PGDip - part time: 24 months
PGCert -part time: 12 months

Profile

This course provides specialist knowledge in electrical power distribution at an advanced level. It meets the increasing demand for skilled Power Distribution Engineers in industry. It provides professional career development with major input from industrial experts.

We offer full and part time courses in Power Distribution Engineering to support professional and career development. They are:

  • designed to meet the increasing demand for skilled Power Distribution Engineers
  • focused on application of knowledge
  • structured to allow flexibility for you and your employer
  • taught by industry-based module leaders giving invaluable practical experience and relevant industrial context

The majority of part time students are based in industry while completing the course, allowing you to share and learn from the experiences of your peers.

Delivery

The course is in modular form, mixing direct teaching with distance learning. Each module comprises two days of face-to-face teaching and three days of teaching delivered by distance learning. Assessment of each module is by written examination and module assignment.

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Modules

Modules for 2017 entry

The number of modules you study depends on the level of qualification you have chosen:

Master of Science (MSc): 180 credits
You take four compulsory and four optional modules, plus a research project with dissertation.

Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip): 120 credits
You will study four compulsory modules (excluding EEE8093 Research Project) and four optional modules.

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert): 60 credits
You will study four compulsory modules (excluding EEE8093 Research Project).

Module changes

Module changes

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.

Careers

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Graduate destinations

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Work experience

Work experience placements are a great way to develop relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.

Find out about paid and unpaid work experience options and other ways you can add to your degree.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per year. If your studies last longer than one year your fee may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering
  • or a related subject

We will also consider your application if you have HND-level education and good, relevant, practical experience.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

When you make your online application, insert one of the following course codes on the 'Programme of Study' page:

  • 5129F Power Distribution Engineering, MSc (12 months full time)
  • 5292P Power Distribution Engineering, MSc (24 months part time)
  • 5129P Power Distribution Engineering, MSc (36 months part time)
  • 3404P Power Distribution Engineering, PG Dip (24 months part time)
  • 3035P Power Distribution Engineering, PGCert (12 months part time)

Start dates

If you are a full time student you will start in September. If you want to study part time, you can agree your start date with the Degree Programme Director on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Deposit

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.

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