Accredited by: IET EI
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.
What you will study
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.
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.
Full-time entry requirements
SQA Higher: BBBC at Higher to include Maths and one from Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science
A level: CCD including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C/4
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H5 including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2
IB Diploma: 24 points must include Maths and Physics
BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM
BTEC: 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.
Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Engineering Mathematics 5. For more information visit www.gcu.ac.uk/mathsummerschool.
Part-time entry requirements
HNC Electrical or Electronic Engineering or another relevant Engineering subject with B in graded unit 1 and include Engineering Maths 1 and 2.
HND Electrical or Electronic Engineering or another relevant Engineering subject with B in the graded unit and include Engineering Maths 1,2, 3 and 4.
Part-time applicants must be in full-time relevant employment and sponsored by their employer.
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 recognized 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 the English for University Study programme.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £1820
- RUK: £9250*
- EU: £1820
- International: £11,500
*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.
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
Students on a part-time programme may be invoiced for the full annual fee or for the number of modules completed per academic year. Students may be eligible to pay this in installments over the course of the year. View part-time and distance learning fees.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
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.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
The Electrical Power Engineering degree is accredited by IET the Institute of Engineering and Technology and EI the Energy Institute.Coursework is designed to meet the requirements of UKSPEC the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence by the Engineering Council UK and the MEng pathways satisfy the academic requirements for C.Eng Chartered Engineer status.
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.