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Course content

This programme is for graduate engineers wishing to work in the electrical power industry. It develops your knowledge of electrical power and energy ystems, giving you a good understanding of the latest developments and techniques within the electrical power industry.

Course details

The programme is centred around three major themes:

  • electrical power networks with emphasis on conventional networks, smart grids, high voltage direct current transmission and asset management of network infrastructure
  • renewable energies with emphasis on wind and solar power
  • power electronics with emphasis on power electronic convertors in converting and controlling power flows in electrical networks and renewable energy systems.

What you study

For the postgraduate diploma (PgDip) award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules. 

For MSc students

For an MSc award you must successfully complete 120 credits of taught modules and a 60-credit master's research project.

Course structure

Core modules

  • Asset Management
  • Emerging Transmission Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Practical Health and Safety Skills
  • Project Management and Enterprise
  • Renewable Energy Conversion Systems
  • Research and Study Skills
  • Smart Power Distribution

MSc only

  • Major Project

Modules offered may vary.


How you learn

You learn through lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Lectures provide the theoretical underpinning while practical sessions give you the opportunity to put theory into practice, applying your knowledge to specific problems. 

Tutorials and seminars provide a context for interactive learning and allow you to explore relevant topics in depth. In addition to the taught sessions, you undertake a substantive MSc research project.

How you are assessed

Assessment varies from module to module. The assessment methodology could include in-course assignments, design exercises, technical reports, presentations or formal examinations. For your MSc project you prepare a dissertation.


As an electrical power and energy systems engineer you can be involved in designing, constructing, commissioning and lifecycle maintenance of complex energy production, conversion and distribution systems. 

Your work could include energy storage systems, management and efficient use of energy in building, manufacturing and processing systems.

You could also be involved in work relating to the environmental and economic impact of energy usage.

Examples of the types of jobs you could be doing include:

  • designing new electrical transmission and distribution systems
  • managing maintenance and repair
  • managing operations of existing systems
  • managing operations of a wind turbine farm
  • analysing the efficiency of hydroelectric power systems
  • evaluating the economic viability of new solar power installations
  • assessing the environmental impact of energy systems.

Visit the Electrical Power and Energy Systems (MSc/PGDip) page on the Teesside University website for more details!





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