MSc in Electrical Power Engineering with Business
This course recognises the need for skilled graduates to address the world’s major issues in electrical energy and power systems. It offers an integrated programme focusing on:
- the design, operation and analysis of power supply systems
- power plant
- renewables and industrial electrical equipment relating to a liberalised power supply industry
- globalised markets and environmental drivers
The course provides the advanced level of knowledge and understanding required for challenging, well paid and exciting careers in the dynamic and high growth electrical power and renewable energy sectors.
There are two semesters of compulsory and optional classes, followed by a three-month summer research project in your chosen area. There’s the opportunity to carry this out through the department's competitive MSc industrial internships.
The internships are offered in collaboration with selected department industry partners, including ScottishPower, SmarterGridSolutions and SSE. You'll address real-world engineering challenges facing the partner, with site visits, access and provision of relevant technical data and/or facilities provided, along with an industry mentor and academic supervisor.
Compulsory classes (September to May)
- Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
- High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatibility
- Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
- Assignment & Professional Studies
Choose at least two from this list
- Business Information Systems
- Advanced Project Management
- Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
- Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
- Wind Turbine Control
- Software Engineering
Summer (June to September)
- MSc Research Project / Internship
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 of 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.
A first or good second-class UK Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject 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
About the School
Our Faculty of Engineering is the biggest in Scotland. We're also one of the largest, best equipped engineering faculties in the UK.