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Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert (Distance Learning)

The University of Manchester

30 months
11200 GBP/year
5000 GBP/year
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Designed for Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert (Distance Learning) at The University of Manchester working in the sector, this course will arm you with the tools and techniques to keep pace with the rapidly evolving electricity industry. You will develop your understanding of how electrical networks.


What you will learn

  • Build an advanced education in electrical power systems engineering.
  • Develop the knowledge and the skills you need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry.
  • Learn key principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
  • Gain a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power systems engineers.
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems.

Where and when you will study

The Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc, PGDip, PGCert (Distance Learning) course from The University of Manchester is an online course, with content delivered online using web-enabled technology systems. This allows for a truly flexible study experience so you can study in your own time when it is convenient for you. You will be supported through regular contact with your tutor as well as access to wealth of resources including IEEE Xplore.


Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Electrical Energy systems
  • Analysis of Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Systems
  • Power System Plant, Asset Management and Condition Monitoring
  • Power System Operation and Economics
  • Smart Grids and Sustainable Electricity Systems
  • Power System Dynamics and Quality of Supply
  • Power System Protection
  • Techniques for Research and Industry
  • Project 

The course has been designed to support those working in industry. Multiple entry points exist and the course can be completed in a timescale that suits your needs. Your dissertation project will ideally be based on a problem you and your company need to resolve, ensuring the programme delivers value for both you and your employer.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 30 months
    • 15 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The admissions for Feb 22 should be open in early Oct 21.


180 alternative credits


  • Self-paced, Semi-structured
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline. 

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. 

Students who meet most but not all of the above criteria may be considered for an alternative entry route into the MSc, where the first two units are taken as training courses. When assessing you for this we will take into account relevant industrial experience, as well as your full academic record. If these are passed then transfer to the MSc will be considered by the exam board (exam boards sit every 6 months, hence students will have to take a break from studies, normally for 3 months, while waiting for the exam board's decision).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • National

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12500 GBP for the full programme during 30 months.
  • PGDip (full course): UK students: £8,333 | EU/International students: £18,667
  • PGCert (full course): UK students: £4,167 | EU/International students: £9,333


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