Taught course

Electrical Energy Systems

Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Engineering

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for graduates in electrical and electronic engineering, or in a relevant engineering discipline, or with appropriate professional experience. Applicants without an engineering or applied science background should bear in mind that there are significant numerical/computational elements to this MSc programme. Applicants should have at least an upper second class Honours degree (or equivalent) from a British or recognised overseas university. Applicants with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme meets an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems that are needed to design and build secure, reliable, low-carbon energy systems in developed and developing countries around the world. The programme maintains a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation in to electricity transmission and distribution networks and will prepare students for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids.

Special Features
  • Research-led programme based on partnerships with industry and involving industrially-linked projects with major energy companies.
  • Unique laboratory facility in Europe including a hardware power system simulator for training and projects.
  • Opportunities for PhD research following successful completion of MSc, and excellent job opportunities with leading electrical energy companies.
  • University partner on both IET Power Academy and Power Networks Research Academy.

For further informatioon, please visit http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/postgraduate/course/detail/p101.html

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to pass an IELTS exam with a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Please see our English language requirements for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office, School of Engineering
+44 (0)29 2087 0050