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Power Electronics and Drives, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

This training programme has been developed to provide an up to date and dynamic course in power electronics and drives, and their applications.

The control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques are now commonplace in both the domestic and industrial environments. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated passes through silicon before reaching its final destination.

A knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines encompassed by power electronics - devices, converters, control theory and motor drive systems - is therefore essential to all power engineers.

Power Electronics and Drives Master offered at University of Nottingham aims to provide a specialist education in power electronics and drives techniques, covering key fundamental principles along with modern applications and current practices.

Key facts

  • The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nottingham has long been at the forefront of research and teaching in the area of power electronics and drives.
  • The Faculty of Engineering conducts research that has been recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (2014) as being world-leading or internationally excellent, placing it in the UK’s top ten universities for engineering.

Learning outcomes

Key learning outcomes of the course are for students to:

  • become competent users of relevant equipment and software
  • develop problem solving skills
  • develop ability to think logically and critically
  • develop a thorough understanding of current practice and its limitations and appreciation of likely new developments in the field of power electronics and electrical engineering.
  • develop appreciation for the challenges related to power electroncics, its control and realisation

Careers

Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers.

Career destinations for our graduates in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well as electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Accreditation

This course is accredited with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to meet the further learning requirements of a Chartered Engineer.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Advanced AC Drives with project 
  • Advanced Control System Design with project 
  • Advanced Power Conversion 
  • Electrical and Electronic Fundamentals for Masters
  • MSc Project 
  • Power Electronics Integration 
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications 
  • Research Project Organisation and Design 

Optional modules:

  • Advanced Electrical Machines 
  • Electrical Machines, Drive Systems and Applications
  • FACTS and Distributed Generation 
  • Power Electronic Applications and Control 
  • Power Networks 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Home/EU: students You are advised to apply as soon as possible as places are limited and courses may become full.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

  • A high 2:2 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21285 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21285 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7290 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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