FdSc Power Engineering (TMET)
Do you want to be part of an industry that is being transformed by renewable technologies and by the increased demand for electrical power? This two-year Foundation degree links directly with the skills needed by employers such as Northern Powergrid and Siemens.
The course combines broad-based engineering modules with specialist modules related to the power industry. The broad-based modules include ‘Engineering Principles’, ‘Electrical and Electronic Principles’, ‘Measurement and Control’ and ‘Electronics Systems’.
The specialist modules include ‘Power Plant Systems’ and ‘Power Distribution’. There is also a group project and an individual project that are specifically targeted at the power sector. Both of them are hands-on opportunities to put your new learning into practice. Like all foundation degrees, there is an emphasis on employability and skills that you can immediately use in the workplace.
Year 1 (national level 4)
Mathematics for Engineers
Electrical and Electronic Principles
Power Industry – Business and Practice
Integrative Group Case Project
Year 2 (national level 5)
Electrical Machines and Power Systems
Measurement and Control
Power Plant Systems
This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of employers who are looking for well-qualified engineering staff to fill the skills shortage within the power engineering sector.
Employers in the sector include engineering giants like Siemens, high-tech renewable energy providers, and power generation and supply companies.
At the end of the course you could immediately apply for a job. Alternatively you could ‘top up’ your qualification to a BEng honours degree at the University of Sunderland with just one more year of study.