Taught course

Electrical Power and Control Engineering

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Gain IET accreditation on LJMU's Electrical Power and Control Engineering MSc.
  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Follow a programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research from LJMU’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre
  • Look forward to career success with major UK and international employers
  • Meet Chartered Engineer requirements
  • This programme is available as a standard full-time Masters one-year programme (180 credits) or as an extended full-time Masters two-year programme (240 credits).
  • On both versions in semesters one and two you will study full-time at LJMU completing the taught modules.
  • If you are on the one-year programme, you will complete your Dissertation over the summer.
  • If you are on the two-year programme, you will undertake the Group Design Project and your Dissertation in the second year.
This MSc includes the IET accreditation you need to boost your future employment opportunities. It can even be completed part-time to enable you to study as you remain in employment.
Industry-based research is a key element of the programme, keeping you up-to-date with the latest innovation and preparing you for employment in the sector or further research and PhD study.
Growing demand for electrical power engineers in the energy, automotive, and process industries means that, as a graduate, you could be involved in the design and development of electrical systems, such as those found in hybrid vehicles, cooling systems and aircraft actuators. You may also be working on the generation, distribution, regulation and conversion of electrical power.
During your studies you’ll develop advanced analytical and experimental skills to design new power and control systems and learn how to critically analyse designs, their functionality and expected reliability. You will also gain a strong understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modelling and simulation tools.
Students who choose the two year MSc route will undertake a Group Design Project & Dissertation.
The Group Design Project aims to apply engineering, technology and scientific knowledge to a real-world design problem. Detailed ideas will be explored and developed through design, experimentation, computer modelling and/or manufacture.
Why should I choose the 2 year route?
  • The Group Design Project will encompass the wider aspects of social, economic, political, legislative, environmental, cultural, ethical and sustainability issues required in the modern environment.
  • This route is designed for international students who wish to apply their knowledge to professional practice in the UK
  • Industrial organisations across all sectors have identified a gap in the market for Engineers with good leadership and interpersonal skills in addition to their technical abilities.
  • This route will equip you with the transferrable project management skills needed to excel in your chosen career.
  • You will work in groups and meet regularly with an academic supervisor and any internal or external stakeholders in order to develop an effective team-working ethic.
  • You will present your work through regular meetings with your supervisor as well as submitting progress reports and oral presentations. In this way you will have the chance to hone your communicative skills and leave University ready for the workplace.
  • As an alternative to the group project on the two-year programme an industrial placement is a possibility in year two.
  • You will need to apply directly to companies offering placements – the offer of a placement will be subject to a successful interview with the employer. Although the University will provide support and guidance to find an appropriate placement they are not guaranteed.
  • Please note that you cannot apply for the sandwich route before coming to LJMU – further information about applying to placement opportunities will be given during semester two of year one.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain IET accreditation on LJMU's Electrical Power and Control Engineering MSc.
  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Follow a programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research from LJMU’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre
  • Look forward to career success with major UK and international employers
  • Meet Chartered Engineer requirements
This MSc includes the IET accreditation you need to boost your future employment opportunities. It can even be completed part-time to enable you to study as you remain in employment.

Industry-based research is a key element of the programme, keeping you up-to-date with the latest innovation and preparing you for employment in the sector or further research and PhD study.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.
Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090