Taught course

Electrical Power and Energy Systems

Teesside University · School of Science, Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least a lower second class honours degree in a related engineering discipline. Suitable subjects include Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, Energy Engineering and Instrumentation and Control Engineering.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme is centred around three major themes:

  • electrical power networks with emphasis on conventional networks, smart grids, high voltage direct current transmission and asset management of network infrastructure;
  • renewable energies with emphasis on wind and solar power;
  • power electronics with emphasis on power electronic convertors in converting and controlling power flows in electrical networks and renewable energy systems.

For the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. For an MSc award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

Core modules include:

  • Asset Management;
  • Emerging Transmission Systems;
  • Power Electronics;
  • Practical Health and Safety Skills;
  • Project Management and Enterprises;
  • Renewable Energy Conversion Systems;
  • Research and Study Skills;
  • Smart Power Distribution.

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, design exercises, technical reports, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project you prepare a dissertation.

Information for international students

In addition, international students will normally need at least 6.0 with no component below 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.

Fees and funding

For information on funding please visit: Postgraduate Fees

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months

Course contact details

School of Science & Engineering Admissions
00 1642 738800