MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

Program Description

MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering

University of Strathclyde: Faculty of Engineering

MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering

This is the UK’s first two-year full-time MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering.

To be an effective power engineer you need a good knowledge of underpinning technologies and user and application requirements. You also require a firm understanding of the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within.

This course brings together advanced expertise in all aspects of electrical energy and power systems, complemented by studies in electricity markets and power systems economics.

The course is designed to provide the advanced training you need for a career in the dynamic power and energy sectors.

You’ll study

Year 1

You'll take a selection of compulsory and optional taught classes. This is combined with training in business and project management skills and research methodologies and techniques.

Potential Year 2 research projects are explored during this year through completion of a mini-project, with a final topic agreed for the start of Year 2.

Year 2

You'll undertake a major research project within the electrical power and energy disciplines. You'll also select a number of advanced taught modules designed to broaden your understanding of your chosen topic.

Facilities

You'll have exclusive access to our extensive computing network and purpose-built teaching spaces including our outdoor test facility for photovoltaics high voltage laboratory, equipped with the latest technologies including:

  • LDS 6-digital partial discharge test & measurement system
  • Marx impulse generators & GIS test rigs
  • £1M distribution network and protection laboratory comprising a 100kVA microgrid, induction machines and programme load banks

You'll have access to the UK’s only high-fidelity control room simulation suite and the Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC). This is Europe’s first centre dedicated to the development and demonstration of “smart-grid” technologies.

Course content

Year 1

Compulsory classes

  • Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
  • High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
  • Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
  • Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
  • Assignment & Professional Studies

Elective classes

  • Digital Signal Processing Principles
  • Information Transmission & Security
  • Communications Networks
  • Control Principles
  • Control Techniques
  • Software Engineering

Year 2

  • MSc Research Project

Learning & teaching

We use a blend of teaching and learning methods including interactive lectures, problem-solving tutorials and practical project-based laboratories. Our technical and experimental officers are available to support and guide you on the individual subject material.

Each module comprises approximately five hours of direct teaching per week. To enhance your understanding of the technical and theoretical topics covered in these, you're expected to undertake a further five to six hours of self-study, using our web-based virtual learning environment (MyPlace), research journals and library facilities.

The teaching and learning methods used to ensure you'll develop not only technical engineering expertise but also communications, project management and leadership skills.

You'll undertake group projects. These will help to develop your interpersonal, communication and transferable skills essential to a career in the industry.

Entry requirements

A first or good second-class UK Honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in electronic or electrical engineering, from a recognised academic institution.

Candidates whose first language is not English or who have not undertaken their undergraduate course in the UK must possess a recent UKBA-recognised English qualification.

English Language Requirement

IELTs 6.5 or equivalent

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated March 7, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
18,750 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Glasgow, Scotland
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