Electrical Power Systems Masters/MSc

Start date
September
Duration
12 months full time (can also be studied part-time)
Course Type
Postgraduate, Continuing professional development, Taught
Fees

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2020/21:
£9,900 (UK/EU students)
£23,310 (International Students)
Further fee information is available.

Our Electrical Power Systems Masters course provides the skills and knowledge you need to significantly enhance your career prospects in the electrical power industry, developing your power engineering skills through expert teaching and extensive research work undertaken in collaboration with power industry partners.

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The 3rd energy industry revolution is taking place where the key is the development of electrical power systems in the contexts of smart grids. Electrical power systems are playing a pivotal role in the development of a sustainable energy supply, enabling renewable energy generation.

This Electrical Power Systems MSc programme meets the industrial demand for the training and education of both existing and future engineers in the advanced concepts of electrical power systems and renewable energy. It aims to produce graduates of the highest calibre with the right skills and knowledge who will be capable of leading in teams involved in the operation, control, design, and economic analysis of the electrical power systems and networks of the future – smart grids.

Some modules will be taught by leading industry experts, offering exciting opportunities to understand the real challenges that the power industry is facing and will work with you to develop and provide innovative solutions. In addition, students working on relevant MSc projects may have the opportunity to work with leading industry experts directly.

Why study Electrical Power Systems Masters/MSc at Birmingham?

  • Postgraduate study at the University of Birmingham is a chance to learn from world leaders in their fields. This guarantees you a first-class learning experience, leading to a qualification that is respected the world over and making you an attractive prospect in a  very competitive job market.
  • This programme will develop your power engineering skills through expert teaching and extensive research work undertaken in collaboration with power industry partners. 
  • Some modules are taught by leading industry experts, offering exciting opportunities to understand the real challenges that the power industry and how to develop innovative solutions.
  • The Department is recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) for 86% of research impact ranked as world leading or internationally excellent
  • Enjoy one of the broadest portfolios and most successful track records of collaborations with industry in the country, giving you real working knowledge and valuable experience for future employment

Modules

The course is designed to bridge the gap between theory and practice and help you understand how to use the advanced methods to solve the real challenges the energy industry is facing. This course consists of 180 credits.

Modules

Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods.

Fees

Annual tuition fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

  • UK/EU students: £9,900 full-time, £4950 part-time (year 1)
  • International students: £23,310
 

Learn more about fees and funding

Scholarships and studentships

We offer a range of postgraduate scholarships for taught programmes and research opportunities to ensure the very best talent is nurtured and supported at postgraduate level.

Additional scholarships can be found in the funding database.

Contact the department for further information.

 

For students applying for the 2020/21 academic year

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the gov.uk website.

How To Apply

International applicants requiring visas

Applications to this programme from students who are international for fees will close 01 July 2020, the exact date will be confirmed when available. We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.

UK/EU and non-Tier 4 applicants

Applications will close in 10 September 2020, the exact date will be confirmed when available. We will close applications as soon as the programme is full, early applications are encouraged.

Before you make your application

You may wish to register your interest with us to receive regular news and updates on postgraduate life within this Department and the wider University.

Making your application

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Our Standard Requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or a relevant subject. Industrial experience and CEng/IEng qualifications will also be taken into account.

Applicants with a 2.2 with high grades in relevant modules will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about entry requirements

International Requirements



International Students

English language

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following English language qualifications are required:

 

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band is equivalent to:

  • TOEFL: 80 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking and 19 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 51 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 169, with no less than 162 in any component

Senior industry experts to teach on the programme which gives the students an exciting opportunity to understand what the real challenges and solutions are.

Programme lead Professor Xiao Ping Zhang.

This programme will develop your power engineering skills through expert teaching and extensive research work undertaken in collaboration with power industry partners.

Some modules are taught by leading industry experts, offering exciting opportunities to understand the real challenges that the power industry and how to develop innovative solutions. The modules are completed in three-day sessions allowing you to focus one topic at a time.

While most students study the course full-time, it is also suitable for practising engineers wishing to study part-time or take a single module to given them CPD points.

Programme aims 

This programme aims to you with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in:

  • Control concepts and methods
  • Advanced energy conversion systems and power electronic applications
  • Advanced power electronic technologies for electrical power networks – HVDC and FACTS
  • Electrical power system engineering - using state-of-the-art computational tools and methods, and design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks
  • Economic analysis of electrical power systems and electricity markets.

This course meets the industrial demand for the training and education of both existing and future engineers in the advanced concepts of electrical power systems and renewable energy.

It aims to produce graduates of the highest calibre who will be much in demand due to their skills, knowledge and ability to lead in teams involved in the operation, control, design, and economic analysis of the electrical power systems and networks of the future – smart grids.

University Careers Network

Preparation for your career should be one of the first things you think about as you start university. Whether you have a clear idea of where your future aspirations lie or want to consider the broad range of opportunities available once you have a Birmingham degree, our Careers Network can help you achieve your goal.

Our unique careers guidance service is tailored to your academic subject area, offering a specialised team (in each of the five academic colleges) who can give you expert advice. Our team source exclusive work experience opportunities to help you stand out amongst the competition, with mentoring, global internships and placements available to you. Once you have a career in your sights, one-to-one support with CVs and job applications will help give you the edge.

If you make the most of the wide range of services you will be able to develop your career from the moment you arrive.

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