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FdEng Electrical Power Engineering

The degree lasts two years and requires part-time attendance, with six modules studied in each year

This degree programme has been designed by Aston University's School of Engineering and Applied Science in collaboration with the major electricity companies, the Sector Skills Council and partner Further Education (FE) colleges.

Duration
2 years

Location: Teaching is delivered at partner colleges for the first year. For the final year the six modules are delivered in two week intensive blocks at Aston, with additional revision classes. The course is classed as full time as students are expected to carry out work assignments whilst off campus, based around their current job role.

Typical offer level

GCSE Maths and English (minimum Grade C). Two good A-Levels, preferably including Maths or Physics

Specific requirements
Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme

Fees (per annum)
£7,650 (Home/EU) £11,750 (Outside EU)

Year 1

Provides an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills required by the electricity industry, and is usually provided by an FE college working in partnership with Aston University.

  • The Electricity Industry.
  • Business Environment.
  • Energy Transfer.
  • Electromechanical Systems.
  • Principles of Electrical Engineering.
  • Mathematics.

Year 2

Develops these skills to a more advanced and specialised level and is delivered by Aston University. Students will also learn through work with their employer.

Modules will vary depending on the programme studied

 

This programme is assessed by assignments, formal lectures, tutorial classes, work-based projects and examinations.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, formerly the IEE) for the purposes of meeting the educational requirements of Incorporated Engineer (IEng) registration.
We are now taking applicants for the 2014/15 academic year. If you are interested in applying for the programme please contact us on the details below.
Aston Professional Engineering Centre
School of Engineering & Applied Science


Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Room: MB133
Tel:
+44 (0)121 204 3409
Email:
fdeng_enquiries@aston.ac.uk






Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

David Phillips - Western Power
Graduate of FDEng Electrical Power Engineering
“Since completion of the course my career has gone from strength to strength. Aston University is truly a great place to learn, make new friends and gain the knowledge required to fulfil your professional career.”
Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Gavin Stewart, SSE
Graduate of FDEng Electrical Power Engineering
"I attended the Foundation Degree at Aston University and completed the course, passing with distinction and winning an award for being the top student, something I am very proud of."
Graduate Profile

Graduate Profile

Colin Roberts - SSE
Graduate of FDEng Electrical Power Engineering
“The tutors on the course were always approachable no matter what the issue and willing to devote their time in helping with projects.”

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research