The course

UCAS code
Up to 5 years
Delivery type



Electrical power and energy is vital in today’s society and particularly with the push for renewables there is a need for engineers and scientists with the skills in advanced electrical technologies. Electrical power and energy involves generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy reliably and efficiently to meet consumer demands. New environmentally friendly and sustainable sources of electricity such as wind farms, wave farms, bio-mass generators and other novel technologies are being explored and implemented. Students will study these aspects, and will have access to one of the few remaining high-voltage laboratories in the UK.

One of the unique features of the MEng in Electrical Power and Energy is a six-month industrial placement starting in the summer between Levels 4 and 5 which runs until the end of the first semester in Level 5

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Circuit Theory, Electronic Design, Mathematics, Computer Programming and Digital Design form the core subjects. In addition students choose an elective option from a list of relevant subjects.

Year 2

Further study of Electronic Design, Digital Design, Embedded Programming and Mathematics is complemented by introductions to Signals and Electromechanical Systems supported by appropriate laboratory and project work.

Year 3

The emphasis of the subject material turns in particular to electrical power and energy with Electrical Energy Systems, Energy Studies and a semester-long energy-based project. This is supported by courses in Physical Electronics and Semiconductors, Analogue Electronics, Signal Analysis and Engineering Mathematics.

Year 4

The students work on a year-long project linked with industry or an academic research group. In addition the following taught courses are taken: Electrical Power Systems, High-Voltage Engineering and Advanced Analogue Electronics.

Year 5

The summer and the first semester form the industrial placement. During the second semester students undertake Renewable Generation and Conversion, Distributed Generation, Demand Management and Energy Storage, and Advanced Reading courses.

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