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About

The MSc in Electrical Power Engineering offered by The University of Edinburgh is a one-year programme is designed to equip graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training on modern power engineering technologies, with a strong focus on renewable energy conversion and smart grids.

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Overview

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.

Career opportunities

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).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • There are 3 application rounds.

Credits

180 alternative credits

The courses correspond to 120 credits of taught material, plus 60 credits of a research project.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29600 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    13700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13700 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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