This Electrical Power Engineering programme is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this industry and is also suitable as advanced study in preparation for research work in an academic or industrial environment.
In semesters 1 and 2, the programmes comprises a mixture of taught courses, workshops and a group design project, led by leading experts in the field, covering the key topics in power systems, electrical machines and power electronics. The final part of the programme is an individual dissertation, which provides a good opportunity for students to apply their acquired skills to real problems in electrical power engineering.
This one year Electrical Power Engineering programme at The University of Edinburgh will immerse the students in the most current developments in the area of Electrical Power Engineering, through a combination of taught modules, workshops, a research dissertation, and a range of supporting activities delivered by internationally leading experts in the field.
Topics covered within the individual courses of the programme, include (but are not limited to):
- Fundamental and emerging power engineering technologies
- Advanced numerical methods in application to electrical power engineering problems
- Modern power conversion components & systems
- Integration of renewable energy in the power system
- Distributed energy resources
- Electrical engineering aspects of energy storage
- Power, telecommunications & control aspects of smart grids
- Research and innovation management techniques.
In addition, our MSc students actively engage in research as part of their dissertation projects either within the Institute for Energy Systems or with industry, with some joining our PhD community afterwards.
Governments worldwide are putting in place plans to decarbonise and modernise their electricity sector. A transition to a green economy will require a highly skilled workforce led by electrical power engineers with a solid academic background, an appreciation of the trajectory of the industry and an understanding of the challenges and implications brought about by the introduction of new power technologies.
The programme will run in a close association with other activities within the broader Electrical Engineering programme within the School, including networking events, industrial presentations and seminars. It will benefit from the current strong connections with industry (coordinated by the Student Industry Liaison Manager, and existing research associations and consortia (such as the EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration).
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- Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids
- Power Engineering Fundamentals 2
- Engineering Research Methods with Grand Challenge
- Power Systems Engineering and Economics
- Principles of wind energy
- Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems
- Advanced Power Electronics and Machines
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- 12 months
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- There are 3 application rounds.
The above courses correspond to 120 credits of taught material, plus 60 credits of a research project.
DisciplinesElectrical Engineering Energy & Power Engineering View 102 other Masters in Electrical Engineering in United Kingdom
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- A UK 2:1 degree, or international equivalent, in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.
- Applicants with different academic backgrounds may be considered but we expect you to have passed at least two power engineering related courses with marks equivalent to UK 2:1 as a minimum. Examples of relevant courses are power electronics, power systems, electric machines, control engineering, renewable energy etc. This requirement may be partially met by relevant industrial experience; applicants with non-standard backgtrounds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Applicants will also need to demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to power engineering as evidenced in their personal statement.
- Please note that entry to this programme is very competitive. A typical offer will normally require a UK first class honours degree or equivalent.
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International28150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 28150 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA13000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.)
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