Electrical Energy Systems (MSc)
1 year (full-time) / n/a (part-time) / n/a (distance / e-Learning)
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.
- Research-led programme based on partnerships with industry and involving industrially-linked projects with major energy 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.
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.
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Next intake: September each year
Name: Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 0050