Research course

Modelling of Smart Grid Systems

University of Leeds · School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (2.1), or equivalent, in computer science or artificial intelligence. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the University’s minimum English Language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Countries all around the world are seeking to make systems more energy efficient and create a Smart Grid that integrates renewable energy sources. The worldwide action towards low carbon emissions and renewable energy sources has led to an urgent need for efficient electric vehicles and wind, wave and solar power generation systems. This project will develop advanced modelling techniques for Smart Grid Systems – which are key to integrating renewable energy sources into the grid because of their time-varying nature. This will include new mathematical models and investigation of demand-side management techniques and power electronic control and their impact on network stability.

Keywords: Power systems, energy, electricity generation, transmission & distribution, power electronics

Fees and funding

This scholarship is part of Leeds Anniversary Research Scholarship scheme.

This scholarship is fully funded covering fees and a maintenance of £14,254 in 2016/17

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Ian Robertson