Taught course

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives (CPD)

University of Nottingham · Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

High 2:2 (or international equivalent) in electrical engineering or closely related subject. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS: 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any element).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The MSc Power Electronics, Machines and Drives is a flexible study programme designed for UK industrially-based, part-time students. It enables you to combine traditional classroom-based study with modern web-based distance learning.

This part-time MSc was originally set up with EPSRC funding to provide a training programme in power electronics, machines and drives, and their applications. The course material is regularly reviewed and updated to meet the needs of engineers in industry.

The control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques are now commonplace in both the domestic and industrial environments. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated passes through silicon before reaching its final destination.

A knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines encompassed by power electronics, machines and motor drives - devices, converters, control theory and motor drive systems - is therefore essential to all power engineers.

This course aims to provide a specialist education in power electronics, machines and drives techniques, covering key fundamental principles along with modern applications and current practices.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Faculty of Engineering web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5151