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MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering (Online course)

The University of Manchester
Course summary
30-60 Months
Part time
Masters
Next available date: February 2021 - Online courses
Course Dates
Online courses
February 2021

Online courses
September 2021
Electrical-Power-Systems-Engineering

Course description

MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering

Electricity is playing an increasing role as we look to develop low carbon sources of energy. The design of electrical power systems is becoming increasingly complex, to manage intermittent sources of generation, and increased levels of demand from new types of load such as electric vehicles.

The Distance Learning MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering allows engineers working in the sector to enhance their skills. It provides them with the tools and techniques to keep pace with the rapidly evolving electricity industry. The course covers the latest developments in the electricity industry and delivers up-to-date training in all aspects of electrical power systems.

Suitability - Who should attend?

You must hold a first-class / upper second-class honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant technical discipline (e.g. electronic/electrical engineering, mechatronics) or its equivalent from a reputable institution. The degree must have been completed within the last 5 years. Students must also be able to complete an appropriate worked-based dissertation.

Students who meet most but not all of the above criteria may be considered for an alternative entry route into the MSc, where the first two units are taken as training courses. When assessing you for this we will take into account relevant industrial experience, as well as the relevance and grades of your taught units. If these are passed then transfer to the MSc will be considered by the exam board (exam boards sit every 6 months, hence students will have to take a break from studies, normally for 3 months, while waiting for the exam board decision).

English language

You will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and if do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no sub-test of less than 6.0 or equivalent.
  • TOEFL iBT score of 90 overall with no sub-test of less than 22
  • Pearson PTE score of 59 overall with no sub-test of less than 51
  • Cambridge CPE grade C

Who is this course designed for?

This course will enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in electrical power systems and support opportunities for career progression.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Degree awarded

Master of Science

You will learn how to:

  • Build an advanced education in electrical power systems engineering.
  • Develop the knowledge and the skills you need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry.
  • Learn key principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
  • Gain broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power systems engineers.
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems.

Aims

The course will develop your understanding of how these future electrical networks will be designed and operated. It will provide you with a solid understanding of the characteristics of components such as generators, lines, cables, transformers and power electronics devices. It will provide you with the skills you need to carry out power flow and fault calculations, learning how these techniques are used to study the behaviour of large systems. The course also covers a range of other topics such as HVDC, how renewable generation is integrated into a power system, the increasing importance of smart grids, and how to assess and remedy power quality problems.The course is based on the long-running MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering delivered by The University of Manchester. On graduation you will be a member of a network of global alumni, many in senior positions in the electricity supply industry.

Training Course Content

  • Electrical Energy Systems
  • Analysis of Electrical Power and Energy Conversion Systems
  • Power System Plant, Asset Management and Condition Monitoring
  • Power System Operation and Economics
  • Smart Grids and Sustainable Electricity Systems
  • Power System Dynamics and Quality of Supply
  • Power System Protection
  • Techniques for Research and Industry
  • Dissertation Project

Course delivery details

MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering is an online course. Course content is delivered online using web-enabled technology systems. This allows for a truly flexible study experience so you can study at your own time when it is convenient for you. You will be supported through regular contact with your tutor as well as access to wealth of resources including IEEE Xplore.

Expenses

Please visit our website for detailed pricing information.

Continuing Studies

After graduation, graduates went on to work for renewable energy and power systems, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, specialised software houses, universities and consultancy companies.

Many of our applications are from people already working in industry (but this is by no means a requirement) who are aiming to use this course to further propel their career. The majority of our applicants have come from system/network operators, manufacturers of power system components, consultancies, the oil & gas industry, and large construction companies.

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 The University of Manchester

The University of Manchester

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of universities, The University of Manchester is recognized across the globe for its research and teaching quality, covering undergraduate and postgraduates programs, as well as specially designed online and blended learning courses to allow...


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M13 9PL Manchester

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