Taught course

Electrical Power Engineering with Business

University of Strathclyde · Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Entry requirements

A first or good second class honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical or communications engineering, or a related subject, 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

This full-time course recognises the need for graduates with skills to address the world’s major issues in electrical energy and power systems. It offers an integrated programme targeted at graduates concerned with the design, operation and analysis of power supply systems, power plant, renewables and industrial electrical equipment in the context of a liberalised power supply industry, globalised markets and environmental drivers.

The course provides the advanced level of knowledge and understanding required for challenging, well paid and exciting careers in the dynamic and high growth electrical power and renewable energy sectors. Employment prospects are excellent, with recent graduates operating in power engineering consultancy, global power utilities (generation, supply and distribution), the renewable energy sector and manufacturing.

The course is fully accredited by the professional body, the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET). MSc programmes are CEng accredited. These programmes fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme or equivalent.

Two semesters of compulsory and optional taught modules (120 credits) are followed by a three-month practical research project (60 credits) in your chosen specialist area. Opportunities exist to conduct this through the Department's competitive MSc industrial internships.

Compulsory modules

· Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection

· High Voltage Technology & Electomagnetic Compatability

· Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control

· Assignment & Professional Studies

Optional modules (two to be chosen)

· Business Information Systems

· Advanced Project Management

· Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management

· Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources

· Wind Turbine Control

· Software Engineering

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
£4500 Scotland/EU, £9000 RUK
International students

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

· Postgraduate Student Awards for Scotland (PSAS)

· Rest of the UK PGT Scholarships

· The Aga Khan Foundation Scholarships

· Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Postgraduate Bursary

· Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC)

· Fundacion Iberdrola/Scottish Power Scholarship

· Marshall Scholarships

· Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

· Pakistan 50th Anniversary Fund

· Santander Scholarship

· Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship

· Strathclyde International Scholarships

· Whitworth Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Ms Elaine Black
0141 548 2170
0141 552 2487