MEng Electrical Power Engineering

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.

Your career

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.

Year 1

Provides a range of basic concepts of IT and the Principles of Electrical, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering.

Year 2

Introduces Management Responsibilities of a Professional Engineer, Mathematics, Thermodynamics, Energy Resources, Generation & Utilisation, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Year 3

Control Engineering, Power Electronic Systems, Plant & Electrical Distribution, Energy Conversion Technologies.

Year 4

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.

Study Options

  • 2021/22

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

MEng
Full Time
5 Years
28 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
H631
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
MEng Full Time 5 Years 28 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: ABBB (incl Maths and either Physics/Technological Studies/Engineering Science) Nat 5: C (English)
Minimum entry requirement*: BBBC (incl Maths and either Physics/Technological Studies/Engineering Science) Nat 5: C (English)
A level: BCC (incl Maths and Physics) GCSE: C/4 (English)
ILC Higher: H1 H2 H3 H3 (incl Maths and Physics) O2: (English)
IB Diploma: 25 points (incl Maths and Physics)
BTEC: DMM Ext Dip in Engineering subject (subject to unit profile) GCSE: C/4 (English)
SWAP:
Access to STEM - BBB

Year 2 and Year 3

For direct entry applications, please apply to BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering. Students can transfer to MEng course subject to results at the end of year four.

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

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.

Additional information

Modern Apprenticeships

If you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 6 in a relevant discipline this would be equivalent to two highers at B.

Relevant experience (RPL)

GCU’s flexible entry policies exist to allow relevant work experience and prior learning to be considered towards standard entry or advanced entry into a course. If you have three to five years of relevant work experience, you can apply for the degree that interests you and get in touch with our admissions team about your application and your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning.

International pathways

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.

The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?

Tuition fees 2021/22

Home: £1,820*
RUK: £9,250**
EU and International: £12,250

*Scottish student tuition fees are subject to confirmation by the Scottish Government and may change once confirmed.
**Students from rest of UK will pay no more than £27,750 towards the total fees of a three or four-year degree.

Fees are subject to change and published here for guidance only.

Additional costs

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.

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Scholarships

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 million per year.

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Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

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.