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Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of  Computing, Engineering and Built Environment MEng in Electrical Power Engineering
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

MEng in Electrical Power Engineering

Glasgow, United Kingdom

5 Years


Full time

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GBP 1,820 / per year *


* Home/EU students; £9250 RUK students; £11,500 International students


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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.

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.

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.

Professional accreditation

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.

Work placement

Two industry-based placements are offered, one of which spans 48 weeks. These are not compulsory placements and nor are they guaranteed.

HM Forces

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.

Assessment methods

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.



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