Climate change and economic drivers mean there is a strong move toward renewable energy from wind, wave and tidal sources - and correspondingly an increased demand for power system engineers.
This programme has been designed in collaboration with industry and has a strong emphasis on practical experience. It provides a broad education in electrical, mechanical and electronic engineering, alongside specialist modules in power engineering and power electronics.
You will have access to well-equipped computer aided engineering and electrical and electronic laboratories with leading technologies, as well as the opportunity for two industry placements.
Graduates from this programme are likely to be much in demand with global power companies such as Howden, GEC, Doosan, Babcock, Scottish Power and the Weir Group.
Provides a range of basic concepts of IT and the Principles of Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering.
Introduces Management Responsibilities of a Professional Engineer, Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Energy Resources, Generation & Utilisation, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation and Control Systems.
Control Engineering, Power Electronic Systems, Plant & Electrical Distribution, Energy Conversion Technologies.
Honour Project, Power Systems Technology, Electrical Machines, Renewable Energy Technology, Control Engineering.
Year 5 (MEng)
MEng Group Project, Strategy & Innovation, Condition Monitoring, Reliability & Availability Assessment, Control Systems, Energy Audit & Asset Management.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
- SQA Higher
- ABBB including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C
- A level
- BCC including Maths and Physics
- ILC Higher
- H1 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2
- IB Diploma
- 24 points including Maths and Physics
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at DMM
- SWAP STEM programme
Accepted as equivalent to one Higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship.
- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at DDM
- HND Electrical or Electronic Engineering with a B in the Graded Unit and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
- Summer school
- Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Engineering Mathematics 5. For more information visit www.gcu.ac.uk/mathssummerschool.
Students whose first language is not English will normally be required to hold the equivalent of an Academic IELTS test score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5.
Please note: if you are from a majority English speaking country, you may not be required to provide further proof of your English Language proficiency.
Other Academic and Vocational Qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognised professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for our pre-sessional English programme which is taught at our Glasgow campus.
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Tuition fees 2019/20
*Total tuition fees for RUK students completing a three or four year degree are capped at £27,750.
**Specific fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only. Fees and refund policy.
As a student at the University, there are additional fees and costs which may or may not apply to you, but that you should be aware of.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
For new international students, particular care is taken around our induction events which begin on 13 September 2019 to welcome you to the UK and GCU prior to the start of teaching. There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus tours, city tours and social events where you can meet other international students. Where possible, we encourage you to arrange travel to allow you to arrive in time to enjoy these.
Two industry-based placements are offered, one of which spans 48 weeks. These are not compulsory placements and nor are they guaranteed.
In partnership with HM Forces, GCU has identified this programme is being particularly suited to military and ex-military men and women. Visit the HM Forces Careers Zone for more information on the services we provide.
Examinations, coursework, class tests, presentations, computer-based exercises and written reports are used to assess your achievements during the learning outcomes.
Our aim is to build our students abilities in the areas demanded by employers in a global knowledge economy, through linking with employers to provide students with an authentic learning experience that blends with relevant studies. Our students find that one of the underlying strengths of this programme of study is the other students as many currently enrolled are conducting their studies part-time, whilst holding down full-time jobs, or are sponsored by international companies. The valuable experience of these students is fed back into the classroom and informally shared to the benefit of fellow students.