A UK 2:1 degree, or international equivalent, in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.
Other closely related backgrounds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
This one-year programme is designed to equip graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training on modern power engineering technologies, with a strong focus on renewable energy conversion and smart grids. It is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this industry and is also suitable as advanced study in preparation for research work in an academic or industrial environment.
In semesters 1 and 2, the programmes comprises a mixture of taught courses, workshops and a group design project, led by leading experts in the field, covering the key topics in power systems, electrical machines and power electronics. The final part of the programme is an individual dissertation, which provides a good opportunity for students to apply their acquired skills to real problems in electrical power engineering.
This one year programme at the University of Edinburgh will immerse the students in the most current developments in the area of Electrical Power Engineering, through a combination of taught modules, workshops, a research dissertation, and a range of supporting activities delivered by internationally leading experts in the field. The programme develops through the year from advanced fundamental topics and research tools and techniques in electrical power engineering, to specialist courses on emerging technologies and advanced numerical methods for power engineering problems, and culminates in the summer dissertation project where the acquired skills in various areas are put into practice in application to an actual power engineering problem.
Topics covered within the individual courses of the programme, include (but are not limited to):
- Fundamental and emerging power engineering technologies
- Advanced numerical methods in application to electrical power engineering problems
- Modern power conversion components & systems
- Integration of renewable energy in the power system
- Distributed energy resources
- Electrical engineering aspects of energy storage
- Power, telecommunications & control aspects of smart grids
- Research and innovation management techniques.
In addition, our MSc students actively engage in research as part of their dissertation projects either within the Institute for Energy Systems or with industry, with some joining our PhD community afterwards.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: International Applicants.
Fees and funding
Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office for information about funding opportunities.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Aristides Kiprakis
- +44 (0)131 650 5586