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London South Bank University

Power Engineering (Transmissions & Distribution)

UCAS Code: H633

Master of Engineering (with Honours) - MEng (Hon)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Must include Mathematics

Access to HE Diploma

D:39,M:6

with at least half the course in Mathematics and Physical Science subjects

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

DDD

Must include Mathematics

UCAS Tariff

136-144

About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Electrical and electronic engineering

MEng in Power Engineering (Transmission and Distribution) is distinctive in that it teaches the operating theory of various systems and equipment that form part of a power system with emphasis on transmission and distribution. This course combines the traditional subjects of electrical engineering with the more recent advances in power electronics and computer control and how these are used in maintaining a high degree of reliability and security of modern power networks which are heavily reliant on technological advances in the area of power transmission and distribution. This course provides insight and prepares the graduates to meet the challenges associated with the Transmission and Distribution of power. The course offers common modules at level 4 setting the background for general Electrical and Electronic principles in addition to Power Engineering principles associated with power generation, transmission and distribution. The level-5 modules, further underpin the mathematical and analytical skills required to build knowledge of power engineering modules at levels-6 & 7, including industry specific module on Systems Operation and SCADA. Modules at Level-6 build some of the specialist knowledge alongside developing student’s knowledge in related regulatory and environmental aspects that are critical to the industry. Levels 6 and 7 offer advanced topics in power systems engineering, power system protection, renewable energy and power electronics.

The overall aim of this course is to produce Engineers who hold a qualification that meets the educational requirements of the relevant Professional Engineering Institution for registration at the appropriate level: MEng for full Chartered Engineer.

The MEng course fully satisfies the academic requirements for Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Modules

Year 1: Engineering Mathematics and Modelling L4 - Engineering Principles - Design and Practice - Introduction to Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Engineering Computing - Principles of Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution. Year 2: Advanced Mathematics and Modelling - Circuits, Signals and Systems - Systems Operation and SCADA - Team Design Project - Principles of Control - Electrical Machines and Power Electronics L5. Year 3: Industry and Regulations - Industry and Environment - Electrical Energy Converters and Drives - Innovation and Enterprise - Individual BEng Project. Year 4: Technical Research and Professional Skills - Power Systems Engineering- Power System Protection - Advanced Power Electronics and Renewable Energy - Group MEng Project

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus

Department:

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

TEF rating:
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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.

80%
med
Electrical and electronic engineering

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Electrical and electronic engineering

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
93%
Male students
7%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

After graduation


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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.

£19,765
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Engineering professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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.

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