Masters | Postgraduate Course - Electrical Power Engineering MSc Course Details within University of Edinburgh

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Course Fees
Home/EU: £11,500. International: £25,100
Contact Name
Dr Aristides Kiprakis
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Electrical Power Engineering MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time

This one-year programme is designed to equip graduates and professionals with a broad and robust training on modern power engineering technologies, with a strong focus on renewable energy conversion and smart grids. It is suitable for recent graduates who wish to develop the specialist knowledge and skills relevant to this industry and is also suitable as advanced study in preparation for research work in an academic or industrial environment.

Module details

Semester 1

  • Power Electronics, Machines & Systems
  • Power Engineering Research Techniques
  • Energy & Environmental Economics
  • Technologies for Sustainable Energy

Semester 2

  • Power Conversion and Control
  • Power Systems Engineering & Economics
  • Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids

Research Project

  • Electrical Power Engineering Dissertation

The above courses correspond to 120 credits of taught material, plus 60 credits of a research project.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or international equivalent, in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering.

Student Destinations

Power engineers are employed in public/governmental organisations as well as in the private sector and cover areas spanning from generation, to conversion and transmission of electrical power, design and manufacturing of power components and systems, and energy policy and commerce. In the UK, experienced, chartered power engineers can earn around £45,000 a year on average.