Taught course

Electrical Power Systems Engineering

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We require a good Upper Second Class Honours degree or international equivalent in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline.

When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average with particular emphasis on relevant course units and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Power system engineering is about keeping things in balance. Not just the balance between generation and load or between production and consumption of reactive power. It is also about the balance between the cost of energy and its environmental impact or the balance between the reliability of the supply and the investments needed to develop the system. These programmes will teach you how to quantify both sides of these equations and then how to improve the balances through technological advances and the implementation of sophisticated computing techniques.

During the second semester the course units explore in more depth the 'operation' and the 'plant' aspects of power systems. For example, you will study how renewable generation is integrated in a power system or how to assess and remedy power quality problems.

During the summer, your MSc dissertation project gives you a chance to develop your research skills and to explore in depth one of the topics discussed during the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Email
pgt-eee@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 4822