Newcastle University in Singapore

BEng Honours in Electrical Power Engineering

BEng Honours in Electrical Power Engineering


The degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan, design and operate electric power systems. These generate, transmit and distribute electric power to homes, businesses and industries.

Details on our new BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering joint degree with the Singapore Institute of Technology can be found on the SIT website.

UCAS Code: 1214U
Duration: 2 years


This programme gives you a broad-based education in electrical power engineering. You'll acquire knowledge and understanding of engineering skills.

When you graduate you'll be equipped to enter employment. You can also follow a postgraduate route into research, industry or academia. You can apply the skills you've learnt in a range of areas other than engineering.

Your qualification will meet the UK's FHEQ at Honours level of the National Qualifications Framework. It will also meet the requirements of the National Subject Benchmarks in Engineering.

Course Content

Find out about the course modules, how the programme is taught, and how to apply.

Employment Opportunities

The power sector is expected to need 2,400 new power engineers over the next 10 years. Take advantage of being a graduate in high demand.

Graduates are highly sought in a wide variety of industries. These include:

  • smartgrid
  • electrical power generation and distribution
  • renewable energy
  • clean technology
  • home energy system
  • electric transport systems

You can also find employment in offshore engineering, and petrochemical companies.

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering has many established links with internationally leading companies. These include Siemens, Sevcon, Tridonic and Dyson.

Newcastle University and Singapore Institute of Technology work in conjunction with Singapore Energy Market Authority to arrange work opportunities with electrical engineering companies in Singapore.

Further information

For Teach-out Programmes, please download the respective progamme handbook for more details via the below link:

EPE Singapore Handbook 2016-Stage 2

EPE Singapore Handbook 2017-Stage 3

The Joint Degree Programme Handbook will be uploaded in due course.

Contact the School of Engineering at Newcastle University.


This degree course is endorsed by the Singapore government. The curriculum is customised to meet industrial demand in the region, although electrical power engineering is an essential discipline worldwide.

Year one

You'll develop your knowledge of the fundamentals of chemical engineering. You'll gain deeper knowledge of electrical and electronic engineering. Intermediate level topics include:

  • automatic control
  • electrical systems
  • electromagnetism
  • analogue and digital electronics
  • computing
  • signals and communications

The necessary mathematical skills are embedded into each module.

Compulsory modules

Year two

You'll have a detailed specialisation within electrical power engineering. You'll have a sound grounding in the theoretical basis of:

  • electrical machines and generators
  • power electronics and control design
  • renewable energy
  • high voltage technology
  • thermofluid dynamics

You'll gain practical experience, which is necessary to solve a wide range of industrial, electrical and power system problems. You'll also carry out a major individual project on a relevant topic.

Compulsory modules

Teaching and Assessment

Our academics are experts in their field. They're involved in research that is applied in the teaching environment.

The academic year starts in September and ends in June.

It is divided into two semesters, each with 12 teaching weeks. There is an additional two weeks for assessment. There are short breaks for Christmas and Easter.


Teaching is through a combination of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • independent guided reading

Laboratories will be used to demonstrate the practical application of theory.


You will study 120 credits in each year of the programme. Every 10 credits is approximately 100 hours of total study time. This includes timetabled class hours and private study.

Assessment is a mix of examinations, lab reports and case studies. Examinations generally occur at the end of each semester.

How to Apply

Find out how to apply for this programme, and what the entrance requirements are.

To apply for this programme please visit the Singapore Institute of Technology website.

Entrance requirements

You must hold a Diploma in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualification from any of the polytechnics in Singapore. The GPA entrance requirement is 3.0.

You will be considered on the basis of:

  • the information provided in your application
  • academic performance 
  • potential

Other qualifications

If you hold another engineering diploma you may be considered for admission. This is at the discretion of the Degree Programme Director.

You may need to complete a bridging programme. This covers the curriculum gap between the diploma you have completed and the Electrical Power Engineering course.