Taught course

Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering

University of Southampton · School of Electronics and Computer Science

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University in an appropriate discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme considers aspects of sustainable energy generation and the issues concerned with bulk electrical energy transport to the ultimate user. In order to design and develop our future energy networks, we must have knowledge and understanding of the current infrastructure. The programme provides a solid grounding in generation, transmission and distribution engineering, and considers the wider issues of energy, renewable generation and sustainability. Potential students should have a first degree in engineering, physics or applied mathematics. The programme is particularly relevant for students considering a career in the electrical power industry.

Semester one: Power Systems Analysis; Power Generation – Technology and Impact on Society; Transmission and Distribution; Fundamental Principles of Energy.

Semester two: Advanced Electrical Materials; High Voltage Insulation Systems; Power Electronics for DC Transmission; Mechanical Power Transmission and Vibration; Green Electronics; Nuclear Energy Technology; Renewable Energy from Environmental Flows; Bioenergy.

Plus three-month independent research project culminating in a dissertation

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Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Physical Sciences and Engineering
+44 (0)23 8059 2630