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Glasgow Caledonian University

Electrical Power Engineering

UCAS Code: H630

Bachelor of Engineering (with Honours) - BEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C

Access to HE Diploma Engineering with 60 credits overall and 45 Level 3 credits at Merit

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

must include Maths and Physics

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H5

including Maths and Physics, plus English at Ordinary Level O2

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

For Year 1 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering subject at MMM For Year 2 Entry: Level 3 Extended Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering at DDM

15 credit HNC Electrical or Electronic Engineering with B in the Graded Unit including Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3 and 4. Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without at least Engineering Maths 3 and 4

Scottish HND

Pass

For Year 3 Entry: HND Electrical or Electronic Engineering with a B in the Graded Unit and Engineering Mathematics 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Engineering Mathematics 5.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C

UCAS Tariff

88-102

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

81%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

5 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Electrical power

Power system engineers are in high demand as the successful production, transmission and distribution of electrical power becomes increasingly important. Climate change and economic drivers mean there is an ever growing worldwide demand for power. The application of Electrical Power and the management and control of its production, transmission and distribution infrastructure, is at the heart of modern society - 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, renewables and electronic engineering, alongside specialist modules in power engineering and power electronics.The switch to renewable energy from wind, wave and tidal sources will require substantial transmission and distribution infrastructure development. Our students get a strong grounding in sustainable energy production so will be ideally placed to capitalise on this significant growth. Students have access to well-equipped computer aided engineering labs as well as electrical and electronic laboratories with leading technologies. This programme offers two industrial based placements, during trimester B of Year 3 and/or on completion of Year 3 - one for 48 weeks. These are not compulsory or guaranteed placements.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Engineering

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Electrical power

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
45%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Electrical and electronic engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Engineering professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Design occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is one of the more popular areas to study engineering and there is not quite such a serious shortage of electrical engineers as there is of other engineering subjects - but there's still plenty of demand. The most common jobs are in telecommunications, electrical and electronic engineering, but there is some crossover with the computing industry, so many graduates start work in IT and computing jobs. At the moment, there's a particular demand for electrical engineers in the electronics, and the car and aerospace industries, and also in defence, and salaries can vary across the country depending on the industry you start in. Bear in mind that a lot of courses are four years long, and lead to an MEng qualification — this is necessary if you want to become a Chartered Engineer.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Electrical power

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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