Glasgow Caledonian University

Electrical Power Engineering Glasgow Caledonian University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of
  • Energy Institute, The

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code H630
Institution code G42
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CCD including Maths and Physics plus GCSE English at C
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
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma Engineering with 60 credits overall and 45 Level 3 credits at Merit
Scottish Higher BBBC including Maths and either Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science plus Nat 5 English at C
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points 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
Scottish HNC 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.

Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for those without Engineering Mathematics 5.

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Additional entry requirements


Attendance and pass at Maths Summer School is essential for HND applicants without Engineering Mathematics 5.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 Overall score of 6.0 with the minimum of 5.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,845 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish domiciled and EU full-time undergraduate students studying in Scotland will not normally have to pay tuition fees, although you must still apply to have your fees paid on your behalf by Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) each year. You should apply online through the SAAS website. You can usually apply from April onwards. For eligibility details and information on how to apply, visit Students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (rUK), should apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from their own Local Education Authority. If you live in: England - you should apply to Student Finance Direct Wales - you should apply to Student Finance Wales Northern Ireland - you should apply to Student Finance NI The rUK fees are £9250 per year capped at £27,750 for a 4-year honours programme. A £2,000 cash bursary is available for the first three years. Please see visit

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