Taught course

Advanced Electrical Power Engineering

University of Strathclyde · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

Candidates must possess a first or good second class UK Honours degree, or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic or electrical engineering, from a recognised academic institution. For applicants whose first language is not English, a recognised UKVI SELT with a minimum score of IELTS 6.5 with all sub-bands at 5.5 must be demonstrated.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department is proud to offer the UK’s first TWO year full time MSc in Advanced Electrical Power Engineering.

To be an effective power engineer requires not only a good knowledge of the underpinning technologies, and user and application requirements, but a firm understanding of the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within. This MSc course brings together advanced expertise in all aspects of electrical energy and power systems, complemented by studies in electricity markets and power systems economics.

The course is designed to provide the advanced training required for a career in the dynamic power and energy sectors.

Year 1 combines compulsory and optional taught modules with training in business and project management skills, and research methodologies and techniques. Potential Year 2 research projects are explored during this year through completion of a mini-project, with a final topic agreed for the start of Year 2.

Compulsory Modules

  • Advanced Power System Analysis and Protection
  • High Voltage Technology and Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Power Electronics for Energy and Drive Control
  • Power System Economics, Markets and Asset Management
  • Wind Energy and Distributed Energy Resources
  • Assignment and Professional Studies

Optional Modules

  • DSP Principles
  • Information Transmission and Security
  • Communications Networks
  • Control Principles
  • Control Techniques
  • Software Engineering

Year 2 combines a major research project within the electrical power and energy disciplines, with a selection of advanced modules designed to broaden your understanding of the topic chosen.

Information for international students

Applications are open annually from 1 October - 31 August for entry that September. Submissions must be made online. There is a dedicated Induction Programme in Week 4 September which all new MSc students must attend.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7800 Scotland/EU, £9250 RUK
International students

International & UK students are eligible for a range of scholarships offered by the University and Department:

  • Rest of the UK PGT Scholarships
  • The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships
  • Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursary
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)
  • Marshall Scholarships
  • Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)
  • Pakistan 50th Anniversary Fund
  • The Santander Scholarship
  • Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
  • Strathclyde International Scholarships
  • Whitworth Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Lynn Gilmour
0141 548 2170