Taught course

Electrical Power Systems

University of Birmingham · Department of Electronic, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Entry requirements

At least a lower second-class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Physics from a university of high international standing

Months of entry


Course content

This course will give you the skills and specialist knowledge required to significantly enhance your career prospects in the electrical power industry. This programme will develop your power engineering skills through expert teaching and extensive research work undertaken in collaboration with power industry partners.

Some modules will be taught by leading industry experts, offering exciting opportunities to understand the real challenges that the power industry is facing and will work with you to develop and provide innovative solutions. In addition, students working on relevant MSc projects may have the opportunity to work with leading industry experts directly
This programme also aims to provide graduates with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in:
  • Control concepts and methods
  • Advanced energy conversion systems and power electronic applications
  • Advanced power electronic technologies for electrical power networks – HVDC and FACTS
  • Electrical power system engineering - using state-of-the-art computational tools and methods, and design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks
  • Economic analysis of electrical power systems and electricity markets

Compulsory Modules

  • Introductory Module for Electrical Power Systems
  • Power System Economics
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Power System Operation and Control
  • HVDC and FACTS
  • MSc Project

Optional Modules

  • Small embedded systems
  • Embedded Digital Signal
  • ProcessingComputer and Comms Networks

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
0121 414 5005