BEng Electrical Power Engineering

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Why choose this course Electrical Power Engineering graduates are in high demand. Aston University works in partnership with the National Grid and SSE, giving the course a strong industrial focus. The programme has a wide range of applications, such as renewable energy and manufacturing.  

Important information

Requirements: 4 years full-time with year 3 as professionla placement year UCAS Code: H620 Typical offer level A Level: AAB-BBB BTEC National Diploma: DDD in relevant National Diploma IB: 32 points Entry requirements A Level: Maths and Physics required but will consider further Maths, Electronics and Engineering Science if Physics is not studied at A-Level Essential - IB: Higher Level Maths and Physics Essential - General Studies and Critical Thinking not accepted GCSE: English Grade C A combination of two A Level and two AS Level subjects may be accepted.  More on...

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Renewable Energy
Electrical
University
Project
Engineering
Power Engineering

Course programme

Electrical power engineering is concerned with the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power. It has wide ranging applications, including renewable energy, leading to a high demand for graduates in this area. The electrical industry is one of the UK's largest industrial sectors and plays a key role in the UK economy.

The electrical power engineering sector underpins all aspects of modern life and faces increasing challenges to maintain high reliability of supply, whilst improving efficiency and an effective response to the need to reduce carbon emissions and the associated contribution to global climate change. Power Engineers of the future will need expertise, not only in traditional power engineering, but also in renewable energy technologies, power electronics, digital communications and data acquisition and control systems.

Aston University has a strong relationship with the UK Power Sector and this programme has been designed to deliver a strong industrial and practical focus to meet the needs of this sector


We will provide you with a broad-based education to give you competence in a wide range of electrical power engineering disciplines. You will begin with the fundamental principles such as electrical principles, energy conversion, electronics, computing, mathematics and project management. Theory is married to practice with extensive laboratory-based practical work fully integrated with the lecture material throughout the course. The second and final years of the programme will allow you to develop your broad-based skills in Electrical Power Engineering, with many aspects being consolidated by reference to industrial case studies.  The placement year and the final year six-month design project will allow you to focus your skills in a particular industrially focused specialism relating to electrical power engineering, e.g. renewable energy, distributed generation, smart grids and automation etc.

Year 1
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Digital & Analogue Electronics
  • Electrical Circuit Theory
  • Energy Transfer & Conversion
  • Optics & Waves
  • Electrical Systems Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanics

 

Year 2
  • The Professional Engineer
  • Analogue Electronics
  • Electronic System Analyses
  • Electro-Magnetism
  • Electrical Machines & Drives
  • Electrical Power Networks
  • Power Electronics
  • Data Acquisition & Control

 

 

Placement year

See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.

  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)
Year 4
  • Alternative Energy (renewables)
  • Digital Signal Processing & Advanced Control
  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Real-Time Communications Networks
  • Substation Design & Electrical Switchgear
  • Electrical Network Protection
  • Overhead Lines & Cables
  • Individual Project (50 credits incorporating Project Management)