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Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)

1 year (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)

Course Aims

This programme meets an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems that are needed to design and build secure, reliable, low-carbon energy systems in developed and developing countries around the world. The programme maintains a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation in to electricity transmission and distribution networks and will prepare students for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids.

Special Features

Course Description

The core modules are delivered by research academics in the School of Engineering, with guest lectures from experienced engineers and managers from the electricity industry. A key feature of the programme is its integrated approach to teaching Power Systems, High Voltage Plant Technology and the enabling technologies which provides essential preparation for a career in future electricity networks. Optional modules are taught by colleagues from other research groups in the School in order to achieve a multi-disciplinary input to the scheme. The demand for graduates from this type of course is very strong and is expected to remain so for the foreseeable future. Graduates are expected to gain employment in large electrical energy utilities, electricity distribution companies, the public sector (energy agencies, Carbon Trust etc), research and development, or set up their own companies.

Topics covered on the course include:

The taught material is delivered during the Autumn and Spring semesters. After successful completion of the taught component, students will proceed to undertake a research project.

Entry Requirements

An upper 2nd class honours degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar field from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification. If you have a good 2:2 or equivalent, or relevant industrial experience, we'll give your application individual consideration.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass IELTS exams. The minimum requirement is an IELTS score of 6.5. Please see our English language requirements for more information.

Tuition Fees 2016/17

Fees quoted are for the academic session 2016/17. For programmes lasting more than one year, tuition fees for subsequent years of study are subject to an increase of no more than 4.5% per year.

  UK & EU International
Full-time £7,750 £18,250
Part-time n/a n/a
Deposit n/a Includes a £1,000 deposit. More information about our deposit policy.

Next intake: September each year

School Contact

Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering  

Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0050 



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