BEng (Hons) 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.

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Study Options

  • 2020/21

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Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 - 4 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
H630
BEng (Hons)
Part Time
2 - 5 Years
29 Sep 2020
GCU Glasgow
 
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BEng (Hons) Part Time 2 - 5 Years 29 Sep 2020 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Study Options

  • 2021/22

Award

Mode of study

Duration

Start date

Location

UCAS

 

BEng (Hons)
Full Time
2 - 4 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
H630
BEng (Hons)
Part Time
2 - 5 Years
17 Sep 2021
GCU Glasgow
 
Award Mode of study Duration Start date Location UCAS  
BEng (Hons) Full Time 2 - 4 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply
BEng (Hons) Part Time 2 - 5 Years 17 Sep 2021 GCU Glasgow Enquire Apply

Full-time entry requirements

Year 1
Scottish Higher: Standard entry requirement: BBBC (incl Maths and Physics/ Technological Studies/Engineering Science) Nat 5: English C
Minimum entry requirement*: BBCC (incl Maths and Physics/Technological Studies/Engineering Science) Nat 5: English C
A level: CCD (incl Maths and Physics) GCSE: C/4 (English)
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H5 (incl Maths and Physics) O2: (English)
IB Diploma: 24 points (incl Maths and Physics)
BTEC: MMM Ext Dip in Electrical/Electronic Engineering GCSE: C/4 (English)
SWAP: Access to STEM - BBB

Year 2
BTEC: DDM Ext Dip in Electrical/Electronic Engineering GCSE: C/4 (English)
College HNC: 15 credit HNC Electrical or Electronic Engineering - graded unit B (incl Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4)
Knowledge of principles of electrical systems required by inclusion of units such as Electrical Machines (H01T 34) and Three Phase Systems (DN47 34) within the HND (or equivalent).


Attendance and pass GCU Maths Summer School required for those without Engineering Mathematics 3 and 4.

Year 3
College HND: Electrical or Electronic Engineering - graded unit B (incl Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) Please note - specific modules are required for entry. Attendance and pass GCU Maths Summer School required for those without Engineering Mathematics 5.

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Part-time entry requirements

Year 1
College HNC: Electrical or Electronic Engineering or other relevant Engineering subject - graded unit 1 B (incl Engineering Maths 1 and 2) Please note - specific modules are required for entry. Attendance at GCU Maths Summer School is strongly recommended

Year 2 College HND: Electrical/Electronic Engineering/relevant Engineering subject (subject to unit profile) - graded unit B (incl knowledge of electrical machines and three-phase systems and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)

Knowledge of principles of electrical systems required by inclusion of modules such as Electrical Machines (H01T 34) and Three Phase Systems (DN47 34) within the HND (or equivalents).


Attendance at GCU Maths Summer School is strongly recommended.

English language IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5

Additional

Additional Part-time applicants must be in full-time relevant employment and sponsored by their employer

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.

Join GCU in September 2020

We are looking forward to welcoming you to what will be a great new academic year at GCU and we hope you choose this as your study destination. Your experience as an applicant and new student remains our priority. We will be doing everything we can to make sure you enjoy learning through our blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching and to give you as many opportunities to create new friendships and experience everything the GCU community has to offer you!

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff will continue to be our highest priority as rules around social distancing are eased. For more information on the things what you can expect from your first term at GCU, visit our Frequently Asked Questions pages or make an enquiry today.

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

Tuition fees 2020/21

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

*Scottish and EU 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.

Part-time and distance-learning tuition fees

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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.

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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 an Incorporated Engineer and partly 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.