University of Strathclyde
Electrical Energy Systems MEng
University of Strathclyde

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in CAH10

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Electrical And Electronic Engineering at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £31500 £36000
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £30000 £25500 - £38500 £29000 - £44000

Salary of all UK Graduates of CAH10

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £29661 £31510 £36530
25-75 percentile range £25762 - £34490 £23194 - £39893 £26878 - £46535

Course Description

Develop expertise in how to deliver reliable energy supplies to meet demand, with minimal impact on the environment.

Why Electrical Energy Systems at Strathclyde? Ranked Number 1 in Scotland and Number 5 in the UK for Electronic & Electrical Engineering by The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. Learn about electrical, renewable and carbon-neutral energy sources, and the applications of electrical power. Take part in our solar energy international development projects in Africa. Access to IET Power Academy & Scholarship programme with paid work placements. Gain international experience through studying abroad. Professional accreditation by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Your Career Graduates are in demand in the high-growth energy sector, as well as in the infrastructure industries, engineering consult Computer and Electronic Systems with International Study and defence. Recent employers include Scottish Power Energy Networks, National Grid, SSE Renewables, Aker Solutions, EDF Energy, Atkins Global.

Recent graduate roles include: Electrical Engineer Transmission Engineer Control Engineer Smart Grid Specialist Power Engineer Energy Specialist

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Electrical Energy Systems MEng at University of Strathclyde

65% Engineering professionals
15% Information Technology Professionals
5% Elementary occupations
0% Administrative occupations
0% Managers, directors and senior officials
0% Finance Professionals
0% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
0% Quality and Regulatory Professionals
0% Natural and social science professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Electrical And Electronic Engineering

Qualification requirements

Maths, Physics; Year 2 entry: A*AA-AAB (Maths A, Physics, Computing).

Maths A and Physics/Engineering Science

Maths HL6, Physics HL6

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Electrical Energy Systems, MEng, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Electrical Energy Systems MEng

EU £22400 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
International £22400 year 1
Ireland £22400 year 1

Additional fee information

Undergraduate students who live in Scotland will usually have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland SAAS. If you have previously attended university or college or are not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS to check your eligibility to have your fees paid. SAAS will pay your tuition fees directly to Strathclyde.

Most undergraduate students from the rest of the UK England, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive a free year of tuition as, assuming no change in Rest of UK fees policy over the period, the total amount payable by undergraduate students will be capped. For students commencing study next session, this is capped at £27,750 with the exception of the MPharm and Integrated Masters courses; MPharm students pay £9,250 for each of the four years. Students studying on Integrated Masters degree programmes pay an additional £9,250 for the Masters year with the exception of those undertaking a full-year industrial placement where a separate placement fee will apply.

The University of Strathclyde offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. For further information, please consult the following page:

For further information on tuition fees, additional costs and funding for this programme, please view the "Fees and funding" section on the programme website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Strathclyde in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Strathclyde in related subject specific rankings.


    • #3 
    • #16 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #4 
    • #301 
    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    GRAS Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 19 July, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #288 
    Electrical Engineering
    NTU Rankings by Subject
    [Published 11 July, 2023]
    • #2 
    • #217 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]
    • #3 
    • #307 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 31 university rankings of University of Strathclyde

About University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a prominent research education institution situated in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Awards and accolades are never far away from their name, having been recognised as university of the year on numerous occasions by Times Higher Education, as well as the 4th best in the UK for Student Satisfaction. The city itself is known for the friendly and humorous locals, as well as the diverse and international student population.

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Where is this programme taught

John Anderson Campus
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