Taught course

Energy and Power Systems Management

University of Portsmouth · School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


Join the next generation of specialists who can deliver better energy management in the energy industry, and help reduce our impact on the environment.

On this unique Master's in Energy and Power Systems Management, you'll build on your existing knowledge with up-to-date skills and advanced concepts in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future. You'll follow an industry-accredited learning programme shaped by the sector's needs and practices, guided by our industrial advisory board, and you'll design and deliver a research project specific to your interests in the energy sphere.

Whether you're already working in sustainable electrical power and energy generation or planning to enter the field, you'll graduate in a strong position to pursue a career as an engineer at an advanced level, in the field of energy and power systems management.

Course highlights

  • Gain an unusual mix of management understanding with state-of-the-art engineering knowledge on energy systems
  • Benefit from a course that's underpinned by the principles of sustainability
  • Use industry-standard simulation packages such as MATLAB/Simulink, HOMER PRO, Power Factory, COMSOL, ANSYS, MultiSim, Minitab, and MS Project
  • Learn from academics engaged in externally-funded research projects and guest speakers drawn from companies in the power sector
  • Follow a course shaped by an industrial advisory board, which predicts where our industry is going and ensures this course comes to meet it
  • Build your skills in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future
  • Develop your knowledge of task analysis and methodologies, and explore how best to apply your technical learning to complex problems

Careers and opportunities

There's a growing skills shortage in the field of energy and power systems management. Global recruiters Brunel reported, in 2021, that the majority of the sector struggles with "an aging workforce and lack of skilled staff" – so, whether you're shaping yourself for entry to this industry or updating your knowledge of current design practice and analytical methods, you'll find this accredited Master's helps you stand out as someone the sector needs.

You'll graduate with knowledge of industry-standard hardware and simulation packages, like Simulink. You'll have made a network of contacts through commercially-engaged lecturers, visiting speakers and a global cohort of fellow students. And you'll have been studying concepts, theories and methods that our industrial advisory board recognises as central to current and future best practice in the power and energy sector.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12-16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

1 year full-time (September intake), 2 years part-time (September intake), 3 years part-time (September intake), 16 months full-time (January intake)

Course contact details

Admissions Team
023 9284 5566