Electrical Power Engineering BEng

UCAS code H630
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

If you have decided on a career as a power engineer then this BEng Electrical Power Engineering course will provide the knowledge and skills you need to analyse complex power engineering situations and solve power engineering problems.

The degree will equip you with an in-depth engineering knowledge across a broad range of modern power system technologies including renewable generation and high voltage transmission and distribution systems.

The BEng Electrical Power Engineering offers pathways which can lead to careers with power utilities, offshore oil companies, power-marine engineering, power engineering support companies and manufacturing industries.

Participation in industry-related projects will allow you to develop a wide range of skills in demand by employers.

The degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council and will provide you with the full academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Special features

  • The degree has been developed in consultation with leading power industry employers
  • You will develop the technical knowledge and skills required to compete in the jobs market within this dynamic sector including expertise that can be applied to a range of related disciplines such as low and high voltage grid installations, wind farms, distribution systems, generation, offshore platforms, heavy industry etc.
  • Participation in industry-related projects will allow you to demonstrate your newly acquired skills
  • You will also develop a wide range of transferable skills including problem-solving, data handling and manipulation, communication, and project management to enhance your employability
  • You can exit at each level with a valuable qualification

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade BC or above
  • These must include Mathematics, Physics or Technological Studies.
  • English National 5, or GCSE, or equivalent is also recommended.
  • Alternatively, SQA National Certificate (SCQF 6) in an electrical discipline.
  • Applicants with other qualifications or experience may be considered on an individual basis.

Access routes

SQA National Certificate (SCQF 6) in an electrical discipline.

Year 1 - CertHE

Modules include:

  • Science for Engineers
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Practical Skills
  • Thermodynamics and Fluids
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Maths for IEng Engineers

Year 2 - DipHE

Modules include:

  • Practical Skills 2
  • Electrical Power: Power Systems Models
  • Maths for IEng Engineers 2
  • Project and Project Management
  • Electrical Power: Power Electronics and SCADA

Year 3 - BEng

Modules include:

  • Project and Management, Work-based Initiative
  • Electrical Power: Transmission Systems
  • Electrical
  • Electrical Power Machines
  • Electrical Power (Substations and Protection Systems)
  • Business and Professional Skills

How will I study my course?

  • Full-time
  • Part-time (Structured)

You will learn through a combination of face-to-face and video conference lectures and tutorials, practical workshop sessions, laboratory exercises, and online study via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE), with support from your tutors.

How long will my course last?

  • Full-time: 3 Years 
  • Part-time (structured): 6 Years  

Start date

  • September

How much will my course cost?

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

  Level 2016-17
Year 1 CertHE £9,000 p.a.
Year 2 DipHE £9,000 p.a.
Year 3 Degree £9,000 p.a.
Year 4 Honours free**

**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) -  £1,500 (2016-17).

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Full-time per year (120 credit modules) per year £11,000
Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year*** £5,520
Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)*** £1,840

***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international. students.

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the BEng Electrical Power Engineering will provide a sound base for careers in a wide variety of industries, including electrical power utility companies, offshore, installations, marine and desalination plants, and industrial plants. Graduates are likely to move into careers in:

  • Engineering management
  • Power systems design engineering
  • Engineering procurement and asset management
  • Eechnical services or support engineering
  • Reliability and planning engineering
  • Quality and safety engineering
  • Power systems engineering
  • Offshore engineering

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Apply for Electrical Power Engineering BEng

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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