M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Power

Newcastle University

12 months
24300 GBP/year
11400 GBP/year
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The Electrical Power programme from Newcastle University covers all major disciplines of electrical power. You'll deepen your knowledge, commercial awareness and technical ability to develop advanced skills. Specialise in one of three streams: electrical power, power distribution engineering or advanced electrical power.


At a Glance

  • A broad degree ranging from transportation to renewable energy applications
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council
  • You choose your specialist research topic

About this course

Newcastle University is home to the UK's largest academic research group in Electrical Power, giving you an enhanced learning experience. Taught by leaders in their field, you will benefit from research-led teaching and access to state-of-the-art research facilities. You'll learn from researchers solving problems of global importance by engaging with industry and working across disciplines.

Our MSc programme is designed for graduates in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • related disciplines

The flexible nature of this programme allows you to specialise in one of three streams:

  • Electrical Power
  • Power Distribution Engineering
  • Electrical Power (advanced option)

Electrical Power Stream

We developed this stream alongside industry experts. It will provide you with a thorough understanding of key areas of electrical power and applications including:

  • advanced power electronics
  • power systems operation
  • electrical machines
  • control of electric drives
  • design and analysis of electrical machines
  • renewable energy and smart grids

Power Distribution Engineering Stream

We developed this stream alongside industry experts. Industry experts will also help to deliver it. It covers all aspects of modern and future power distribution systems including:

  • fundamentals of distribution engineering
  • environmental, health and safety management for power distribution engineers
  • asset management, maintenance and condition monitoring
  • network design and automation
  • energy economics and markets

Electrical Power (advanced) Stream

This stream is designed for those who want to advance their knowledge further in electrical power. It encompasses the key areas of electrical power. There is an emphasis on project work, such as:

  • practical electrical power and control project developing experimental skills communicated in a technical report
  • technology review project reviewing developments and future trends
  • multidisciplinary individual project applying knowledge and expertise to solve a complex problem

Our industry focused approach equips you with the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams. This will demonstrate your in depth commercial awareness and technical knowledge. Benefits include:

  • industry guest lectures
  • site visits
  • technical projects
  • placements
  • employment opportunities with added support from our Careers Service


Our course is professionally accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Engineering Council. This ensures you receive a good foundation for professional registration.


We have a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and you will engage with students across all key electrical and electronic engineering disciplines. This offers a rich and diverse learning experience.

Our teaching consists of:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical lab sessions
  • group work
  • personal supervision

Modules are taught by block delivery, allowing you to immerse yourself and understand the subject in more depth.

Our strong industrial engagement means our courses are shaped by industry. You will benefit from:

  • industry guest lectures*
  • site visits
  • projects
  • employment opportunities with added support from our Careers Service

(*Power Distribution Engineering stream)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power Electronics - Design and Implementation
  • Linear Controller Design and State Space with Matlab Applications
  • Control of Electric Drives
  • Design and Analysis of Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Electrical Machines and their applications 
  • Power Systems Operation and Analysis
  • Coursework (EP and AC)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A 2:2 BEng honours degree, or equivalent, in:

  • electrical and electronic engineering
  • computer engineering

Other subjects that may be considered include:

  • mechanical engineering
  • physics
  • communications, information and control engineering
  • building electricity and intelligence
  • computer science and technology

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11400 GBP per year during 12 months.

MSc - Electrical Power & Power Distribution Engineering


  • Part time: £5,700


  • Full time: £24,300

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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