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h623 - Electrical Power Engineering BEng

Electrical Power Engineering BEng Honours

UCAS Code: H623 (3 years)

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Course Overview

Electrical power engineering is concerned with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
H623

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BEng Honours

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Course Duration
3 years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB
IB: 35 points

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Opportunities

It has wide ranging applications, including rail engineering, aerospace and renewable energy, leading to demand for graduates in this area.

In Stages 1 and 2 you study a common syllabus, developing your expertise in electrical machines and electronic communications systems.

In Stage 3 you study with specialist topics, such as:

  • electrical machines
  • renewable energy

You also undertake a large individual design project – for example, solar power to energy transformation and the development of an energy monitor unit – to showcase your skills to future employers.

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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Electrical Power Engineering careers

In addition to the technical and practical expertise that you will gain from studying electrical, electronic and computer engineering, you will discover that our degrees are designed to provide you with opportunities to learn and develop transferable skills, such as analytical and problem-solving, project-working both as part of a team and on your own, communicating with others, planning and time management, and of course computer literacy, all of which are vital for the employment market.

Our recent graduates report earning between £23,000 and £26,000 per year (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2014–15). You can expect this to increase significantly over the course of your career. Within six months of graduating, 97% of our graduates were in employment or further study.

Electrical and electronic engineers are in demand with employers within the UK and overseas. Within electrical engineering the main employment areas include electrical supply and distribution, power systems, transport and electrical machinery.

Opportunities within electronics exist in electronic circuit design, instrumentation and control for safety on industrial plants, e.g. manufacturing, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, mobile technology, automotive and aviation electronics and medical systems. Some graduates enter a related field as IT professionals. Popular areas outside of engineering include commercial, industrial and public sector management.

Graduate engineering posts will usually give you the opportunity to work towards incorporated or chartered engineer status.

Electrical and electronic engineers are expected to make a quick and useful contribution at work, so it may not be enough to rely on your technical expertise. Relevant vacation work experience and industry placements will greatly increase your level of employability.

Find out more about the career options for Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

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  • institution code - N21

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