Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)
1 year (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise to meet an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems which are required to address the challenges introduced by global energy considerations and the integration of renewable generation in electricity transmission and distribution networks.
- Research-led programme based on partnerships with industry and involving industrially-linked projects with major electricity companies.
- Unique laboratory facility in Europe including a hardware power system simulator for training and projects.
- Opportunities for PhD research following successful completion of MSc, and excellent job opportunities with leading electrical energy companies.
- University partner on both IET Power Academy and Power Networks Research Academy.
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:
- Power Systems Analysis
- Distributed Generation
- Smartgrids and Active Network Devices,
- Power System Protection,
- Condition Monitoring,
- Systems Modelling and Forecasting,
- High Voltage Technology,
- Alternative Energy Systems,
- Sustainable Energy Studies,
- Advanced Power Electronics,
- Introduction to Digital Signal Processing,
- Industrial Computer Control Systems,
- Management in Industry,
- Energy Management.
The course is suitable for graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, or in a relevant engineering discipline, or with appropriate professional experience. Applicants without an engineering or applied science background should bear in mind that there are significant numerical/computational elements to this MSc programme.
Applicants should have at least an upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass either IELTS or TEOFL examinations with a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 (250 for computer based test).
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
Next intake: September each year
Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 4963