Taught course

Future Power Networks

Imperial College London · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is a first-class degree in electrical/electronic engineering, or a related subject with a substantial electrical/electronic engineering component. The overall degree grade must be at least 75% overall.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

Over the past few years electric power supply systems have undergone a phenomenal transition. This has mainly been driven by increasing power generation by renewable energy sources, growth in flexible transmission to meet carbon commitments while producing a reliable and secure supply, developments in the transportation of electricity, the use of IT for system control and regulation, and regulatory and policy changes.

Electricity consumption has been increasing at an unprecedented rate across the world, and is predicted to grow by 48% by 2040. There is a growing need for power engineers, and you will be equipped to pursue careers that involve the design, modelling, analysis and control of power systems; as well as the business aspects of the industry.

The course is a combination of studies on the operating principles of renewable energy integrated electricity systems, the economic and regulatory frameworks for network planning, and in-depth optimisation and application system theory. It draws on our last 15 years of research expertise in the area of power system control, power system economics and power electronics; and our influencing of UK and Europe’s energy policy.

From studying this degree you will develop:

  • an understanding of operating practices, design standards and regulatory policies in the electricity supply industry
  • a knowledge of the power transmission and distribution grid operation code
  • competency in the advanced modelling optimisation, analysis and control of a large power system
  • competency in advanced signal and data analysis
  • operational knowledge of common power system simulation tools (DigSilent and Matlab)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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