Electrical Power Systems Engineering MSc
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- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 12 months full-time or up to 5 years part-time
- Entry requirements
- The standard academic entry requirements for a masters course will be an upper second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.
- How to apply
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Power system engineering is about keeping things in balance. Not just the balance between generation and load or between production and consumption of reactive power. It is also about the balance between the cost of energy and its environmental impact or the balance between the reliability of the supply and the investments needed to develop the system. These programmes will teach you how to quantify both sides of these equations and then how to improve the balances through technological advances and the implementation of sophisticated computing techniques.
In the autumn, you learn how power systems are designed and operated. This involves studying not only the characteristics of the various components (generators, lines, cables, transformers, power electronics devices) but also how these components interact. Through lectures and computer based exercises you become familiar with power flow and fault calculations and you learn how the techniques used to study the behaviour of large systems. Experiments in our high voltage laboratory give you an appreciation for the challenges of insulation co-ordination. During the spring, you have the opportunity to choose course units that explore in more depth either the 'systems' or the 'plant' aspects of power systems. For example, you might study how renewable generation is integrated in a power system or how to assess and remedy power quality problems. During the summer, your MSc dissertation project gives you a chance to develop your research skills and to explore in depth one of the topics discussed during the course.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:
- MSc (full-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £8,400
International students (per annum): £20,100
- MSc (part-time)
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,200
International students (per annum): £10,050
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.
Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.