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BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Power Plant Systems


Study Mechanical and Power Plant Systems and learn about sustainable energy production such as power generation, transmission, distribution, utilisation and energy conservation. Enjoy industrial placements and specialist power engineering and engineering design modules.

Designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). All MEng pathways satisfy the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (C.Eng) status. The BEng (Hons) pathway also meets the academic requirements for C.Eng status if an appropriate MSc programme is completed following graduation.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1-2 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500/year  (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

This unique degree offers the opportunity to advance your career on land or with the Merchant Navy.

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Course Contents

  • The current move towards renewable energy will require substantial transmission and distribution infrastructure development and an increasing number of power systems engineers to deliver it.
  • This programme covers the fields of power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation, and is also concerned with energy conservation and with the design of systems based on electric motors and electronic drive technologies.
  • Specialist modules in power engineering and engineering design are introduced in the 3rd and 4th years, culminating in a major project in electrical/ mechanical power engineering.

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