Power Engineering FdEng

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • A level entry
    2 A levels
  • Subject specific requirements
    Applicants should be in paid employment in which they can achieve the work based learning elements of the programme
More information

Key Dates

  • University Open Day
    Saturday 6 October 2018
  • Start date
    September

This is an IEng accredited degree programme designed in collaboration with the major electricity companies, the Sector Skills Council and partner Further Education (FE) colleges

Opportunity to progress onto one of the BEng Professional Engineering programmes (by distance learning)

Benefit from close links to industry

Gain specialist knowledge required to further your career

Course summary

Upon completion, further specialist study can be acquired through progression to a BEng or BSc programme, delivered on a blended  distance learning basis.

Course outline and key facts

The specific programmes in Electrical Power Engineering that we offer are:

  • Power System Management
  • Transmission
  • Distribution
  • Construction Management

Aston’s Foundation Degrees are varied, flexible and accessible. The Electrical Power Engineering degrees are designed specifically for the electricity industry. They are delivered in collaboration with partner colleges, including Inverness College (University of Highlands and Islands).

Duration:
2 years 

Attendance: Students are required to attend all block teaching sessions (approximately 13 weeks per year) 

Location: Teaching is delivered either at Aston or Inverness College for the first year. Final year teaching is held at Aston. Modules are delivered in two week intensive blocks (approximately 13 weeks in total per year) 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.

Entry requirements and fees

Entry Requirements

  •  A relevant National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or related subject awarded at Merit or Distinction level.
  • 2 ‘A’ levels (preferably including Mathematics or Physics), with supporting GCSEs at grade c or above, including Science, Technology or Mathematics.
  • Equivalent Scottish or overseas qualifications to those listed above.
  • If over 21, on the basis of experience or qualification deemed equivalent to those above.
  • Candidates with appropriate level 4 plus qualifications may be allowed direct year 2 entry

 

Subject Specific Requirements

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

Fees (per annum)

£8,050 (Home/EU) £13,900  (Outside EU) for 2019/20

Subject guide and modules

Year 1

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

These modules are examples only and subject to change, please check back for next year’s modules soon.

  • The Electricity Industry (EE1F01)
  • Business Environment (EE1F02)
  • Energy Transfer (EE1F03)
  • Electromechanical Systems (EE1F04)
  • Principles of Electrical Engineering (EE1F05)
  • Engineering Mathematics (EE1F06)

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:

Power System Management

  • Electrical Machines (EE2FG1)
  • Regulation & Power Systems Operation (EE2FM2)
  • Charactersitics of Power Systems (EE2FM3)
  • Protection & System Management (EE2FM4)
  • Work Based Project (EE2F05)
  • Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering (EE2F06) 

Distribution

  • Power Systems Operation & Control (EE2F01)
  • Protection (EE2F02)
  • Overhead Lines & Cables (EE2F03)
  • Substations, Transformers & Circuit Breakers (EE2F04)
  • Work Based Project (EE2F05)
  • Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering (EE2F06)

 Transmission

  • Power Systems Operation & Control (EE2F01)
  • Protection (EE2F02)
  • Overhead Lines & Cables (EE2F03)
  • Substations, Transformers & Circuit Breakers (EE2F04)
  • Work Based Project (EE2F05)
  • Mathematical Methods in Electrical Engineering (EE2F06)
Learning, teaching and assessment

This programme is assessed by assignments, formal lectures, tutorial classes, work-based projects and examinations.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree in Power Engineering have the opportunity to progress on to either the BEng Professional Engineering (Power Systems) programme or the generic BEng Professional Engineering programme, both taught by blended distance learning.

Professional accreditation

This programme is IEng accredited and fulifls the educational requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer when presented with an IEng accredited Bachelors programme.

Course director

Lee Jenkins

Lee Jenkins is the Programme Director for the Foundation Degrees in Electrical Power Engineering. He has a vast array of experience in the electrical and electronic industry. Lee is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the IET Midlands Power Group. 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for the course please contact us on the details below.

Contact us

Aston Professional Education Centre
School of Engineering & Applied Science


Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham B4 7ET

Room: MB133
Tel:
+44 (0)121 204 5394
Email:
eas_apec@aston.ac.uk

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