Newcastle University

School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Power Distribution Engineering


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc, Diploma & Certificate

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This programme provides specialist knowledge in electrical power distribution at an advanced level.The programme is delivered in a novel modular form, mixing direct teaching with distance learning. Each module comprises two days of direct face-to-face teaching, and the equivalent of a further three daysÆ teaching, delivered as distance learning. Another important feature of the programme is the use of module leaders and lecturers from industry to provide students with an appreciation of real-life issues and problems in an area of industry where skills are in great demand.Full-time MSc students complete eight modules (120 credits) and an individual project with dissertation (60 credits). Part-time MSc students complete four modules (60 credits) in Year 1, four modules (60 credits) in Year 2, and an individual project with dissertation (60 credits) in Year 3. Part-time Diploma students take four modules (60 credits) in the first year and another four modules (60 credits) in their second year of study. Part-time Certificate students take four modules (60 credits).Modules include: fundamentals of distribution engineering; asset management, maintenance and condition monitoring; network design and automation; earthing; protection of distribution networks; power transformers; power cables; overhead lines; switchgear technology; and embedded generation. Assessment of each module is by written examination and module assignment. MSc students also undertake a dissertation based on a project conducted in association with industry or one of the SchoolÆs research groups.


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