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MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
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.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

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Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Course description

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.

During the second semester the course units explore in more depth the 'operation' and the 'plant' aspects of power systems. For example, you will 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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £750 per 15 credit unit, dissertation £3,000
    International students (per annum): £1,833 per 15 credit unit, dissertation £7,334

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.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Contact name
Jonathan Restall
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 4822
Email
Website
http://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/study/pgt/aepse-msc/
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