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Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems (Eng), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (QS) ,
This Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems programme at University of Leeds addresses the fundamentals of renewable energy and shows how solar, wind and other such energy sources can be efficiently integrated into practical power systems.

About

In this Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems programme at University of Leeds you'll study core power engineering topics such as power electronic converters, machines and control alongside modules specific to renewable energy sources, on topics like power system modelling, analysis and power converters.

At the same time, you’ll study a unique set of modules on the efficient generation of electricity from solar and wind power, as well as integrating renewable generators into micro-grids, with stability analysis and active power management. Power electronics design is covered in depth, including conventional and emerging converter topologies and advances in semiconductor power devices.

You’ll be prepared to meet the renewable energy challenges of the 21st century in a wide range of careers.

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you’ll learn from leading researchers in specialist facilities. These include our Keysight Technologies wireless communications lab, as well as labs for embedded systems, power electronics and drives.

Depending on your choice of research project, you may also have access to our labs in ultrasound and bioelectronics or our Terahertz photonics lab, class 100 semiconductor cleanroom, traffic generators and analysers, FPGA development tools, sensor network test beds. We have facilities for electron-beam lithography and ceramic circuit fabrication – and a III-V semiconductor molecular beam epitaxy facility. 

Career opportunities

Renewable energy and efficient power conversion systems are of immense importance worldwide and graduates of this course can expect to find jobs in a wide variety of industries including the electronics, automotive, transport, construction, industrial automation, power utility, energy, oil and environmental sectors.

You’ll be well-placed to develop practical solutions to the problem of integrating renewable energy systems into established electricity distribution networks. You should be able to contribute to strategic planning, systems implementation and operation of sustainable power generation systems.

This programme is also excellent preparation for PhD study.

Careers support

You’ll have access to the wide range of engineering and computing careers resources held by our Employability team in our dedicated Employability Suite. You’ll have the chance to attend industry presentations book appointments with qualified careers consultants and take part in employability workshops. Our annual Engineering and Computing Careers Fairs provide further opportunities to explore your career options with some of the UK’s leading employers.

The University's Careers Centre also provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate.

Accreditation

This Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems programme at University of Leeds is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) under licence from the UK regulator, the Engineering Council.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Industry Dissertation 
  • Mini Projects and Laboratory 
  • Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems 
  • Micro-grid Laboratory 
  • Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources 
  • Control Systems Design 
  • Main Project
For more information, please visit programme website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 12 months
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:

              92

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            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

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            • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

              176

              C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

              Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: Upper Second Class

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Entry requirements
            • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in electronic or electrical engineering, mechatronics or physics. Applicants with a 2.2 will be considered if they can demonstrate specific competence in power electronics, electrical machines or drives.
            • All applicants will need to have GCSE English Language at grade C or above, or an appropriate English language qualification.
            • We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.
            For more information, please visit programme website.

            Tuition Fee

            Living costs for Leeds

            • 637 - 1110 GBP/month
              Living Costs

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

            Funding

            The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering offer a range of scholarships for UK, EU and International students. 

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