MSc Energy and Power Engineering

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

Program Description

MSc Energy and Power Engineering

The University of Warwick, School of Engineering

MSc Energy and Power Engineering (H642)

Qualified electrical engineers are desperately needed by the power industry, including manufacturers, project developers, independent consultants and network operators. There is also a severe shortage of such expertise in other sectors of the society, such as government bodies and finance organizations, in order to provide the energy demand subject to pressing environmental and economical constraints.

This MSc course at the University of Warwick allows candidates with general engineering and/or science backgrounds to acquire additional knowledge and skills required by for a power engineer. For candidates who have already got an electrical engineering or electronics background, the course is an opportunity to update the knowledge to include the latest development in renewable energy (including energy from the environment) and smart grids, making use of modern sensing, communication and signal processing technologies.

The course consists of five core taught modules covering the fundamental aspects of modern power systems and energy conversion technologies which are core in renewable generation and energy storage. The candidates will also choose three from six optional modules to study the ‘non-electrical’ technologies that are crucial to the safe and reliable operation of modern power and energy systems. Concurrently to the taught modules, each candidate will carry out a supervised research/development project that will be of industrial significance. Students will also attend seminars on project planning and management, ethics, health & safety, report writing, library skills and career management, to help prepare them for the demands of the course and for future study or industry.

The course is delivered by a team of world-class research active academics in energy and power engineering, most of whom had industrial employment record in their career background. This guarantees that the course materials are always up-to-date and reflect the reality of the industry and society. The projects the candidates are to undertake will often come directly from the strategic partners of the School such as Warwickshire Council, GE, Mott Macdonald and National Grid, giving candidates the precious experience of working within real project teams.

Core modules

  • Electrical Machines and Power Systems (ES96Z)
  • Fuel Cells and Energy Storage (ES96X)
  • Operation and Control of Power Systems (ES97A)
  • Power Electronic Converters and Devices (ES4D4)
  • Renewable Energy from the Environment (ES4E0)

Optional modules

Choose three from the following:

  • ASICs, MEMS and Smart Devices (ES434)
  • Heat Transfer Theory and Design (ES4D9)
  • Optical Communication Systems (ES4C4)
  • Signal & Image Processing (ES4C8)
  • Systems Modelling and Simulation (ES93Q)
  • Wireless Communications (ES4D2)

Individual project

The individual research project is an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by you in conjunction with an academic supervisor. Typical project titles are:

  • Energy footprint of power device fabrication
  • Power electronics modelling using wavelet transforms
  • Motor drive simulation for hybrid electric vehicles
  • Power electronic technologies for wind power generation
  • Intelligent management of distributed generation

Module code: ES96W-60 Project

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Last updated June 20, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2016
12 months
Full time
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Late applications will not be accepted but may be deferred to entry on 02/10/2047
Start date Oct. 2016
United Kingdom Coventry, England
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Late applications will not be accepted but may be deferred to entry on 02/10/2047
End date Oct. 3, 2017
Duration 12 months
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