Taught course

Low Carbon Electrical Power and Energy Technology

Institution
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University · Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Academic background

An undergraduate degree in a relevant field, such as: electrical engineering, electronic science and technology, telecommunication engineering, computer science and technology, mathematics, semiconductor physics, automation and control, embedded systems, thermal physics, and other related majors.

Minimum entry requirements

UK:

  • Upper second class (2:1) honours

North America:

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Other regions:

  • Equivalent academic qualifications

English language requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 80

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our five- or eight-week intensive English pre-sessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English pre-sessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

The MRes Low Carbon Electrical Power and Energy Technology programme provides advanced and systematic education and training in the areas of electronic science and technology. It has been designed to respond to the vigorous development of electric power and energy technology in China and worldwide.

The programme contains taught courses covering solar converters, wind power systems, energy storage technology and smart grids. It places strong emphasis on hands-on experience and practical skills development. A 12-month extensive research project is required which leads to submission of a dissertation after students have finished the taught modules.

The MRes Low Carbon Electrical Power and Energy Technology programme provides advanced systematic education and training in the areas of electronic science and technology. You will develop the understanding of state-of-the-art electrical power and energy technology, be able to research and critically evaluate trends in current technologies of energy management, sustainability, renewable energy and nuclear energy.You'll acquire skills in planning, project management and communicating complex ideas and gain experience in conducting extended research and/or developing project work.

You will benefit from:

  • Excellent research platform equipped with advanced experimental equipment, including network analyser, power analyser and electrical machine testing system etc.
  • Cutting-edge research areas that aim for the intelligent and efficient utilisation of emerging electrical power and energy technologies
  • Close cooperation with world famous universities and research centres to solve major challenges
  • Additional Learning Activities provided to improve students’ research and design skills, such as module CEN901 Research Methods (Information Management and Expression)

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Modules

Core modules:

  • Sustainable Energy and Environment
  • Power System Network and Smart Grid
  • Nuclear Energy Technology
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Additional learning activities:

The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Careers

There has been a growing demand for senior R&D talents especially in the area of electrical power and energy. With the development of China's economy and internationalisation, graduates from the MRes programme will have wider employment prospects such as electric power system engineers, electric power system consultants, electrical technology consultants, electric power project managers, sustainable cities and building design consultants, managers and team leaders in government.

Closing date for applications (for September 2019 entry)

30 June 2019 for international and students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan

Information for international students

Visa for entry into China

There are a number of visas available to international students who want to study in China, depending on the duration of your intended period of study. Staff in our International Student Recruitment and Support team can advise you on the correct visa to apply for.

Students should contact us at International@xjtlu.edu.cn for more information on their options.

Fees and funding

UK students
RMB 90,000
International students
RMB 90,000

Scholarships

XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit. Should you wish to apply for XJTLU master scholarship, please submit a scholarship application letter in your application stating the reasons why you should be considered.

Alumni discount

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, the University of Liverpool or Xi’an Jiaotong University, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Payment options

Masters students have the option to pay tuition fees in instalments each semester. You can also choose to pay the fees upfront at the time of registration, in this case a discount of five percent of the total fees will be offered.

You will be asked to indicate how you would like to pay the fees when you confirm your acceptance of the unconditional offer.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
18 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@xjtlu.edu.cn