The MSc Electrical Power Systems will give you the skills and specialist experience required to significantly enhance your career in the electrical power industry.
The course builds on a long-term involvement with the power industry, the education of power engineers and extensive research work and expertise within the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering.
It will not only help prepare you for an exciting career in the industry, but it will also help prepare you to continue your studies onto a Doctor of Philosophy research programme.
Many distinction-level graduates from this programme stay on for a PhD, often funded in part by the University of Bath.
The MSc will equip you with the ability to make an immediate engineering contribution to industry in electrical power systems analysis, planning, operation and management.
You will be able to perform in-depth engineering work on defined tasks requiring research, personal project management and innovative thinking.
The course provides its graduates with the underpinning knowledge of business operation and project team working that leads to maximised impact within the industrial setting.
The course includes traditionally taught subject-specific units and business and group-orientated modular work. These offer you the chance to gain experience in design, project management and creativity, while working with students from other subjects.
Semester 1 (October-January): - Five taught units - Includes coursework involving laboratory or small project sessions - Typically each unit consists of 22 hours of lectures, may involve a number of hours of tutorials/exercises and laboratory activity and approximately 70 hours of private study (report writing, laboratory results processing and revision for examinations)
Semester 2 (February-May): In Semester 2 you will study both technical specialist units and project-based units. You will gain analytical and team working skills to enable you to deal with the open-ended tasks that typically arise in practice in present-day engineering.
- The semester aims to develop your professional understanding of engineering in a business environment and is taught by academic staff with extensive experience in industry - Group projects in which students work in a multi-disciplinary team to solve a conceptual structural engineering design problem, just as an industrial design team would operate - Individual project preliminary work and engineering project management units
Summer/Dissertation Period (June-September): - Individual project leading to MSc dissertation - Depending on the chosen area of interest, the individual project may involve theoretical and/or experimental activities; for both such activities students can use the department computer suites and well-equipped and newly refurbished laboratories for experimental work. The individual projects are generally carried out under the supervision of a member of academic staff. A number of industrially-based projects are available to students
Professional skills for engineering practice Power system plant Power quality Electrical energy systems & analysis Control of power systems Power electronics & machines Power system protection
Recent recruiters include:
- Guam Power Authority - Scottish and Southern Energy - Central Electricity Board - Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd. - First Hydro - National Grid - British Power International - Buro Happold
We also encourage the best of our MSc students to continue their studies with us to PhD level.
Accreditation: Our course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) (http://www.theiet.org/academics/accreditation/). Individuals with awards from accredited programmes will avoid some or all of the detailed assessment of the educational requirements necessary for Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration, making the registration process more straightforward.
About the department
The Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering offers a broad spectrum of research expertise supported by state-of-the-art facilities. Its international reputation reflects substantial levels of research income and journal publication, and it offers outstanding opportunities in postgraduate research.
Postgraduate facilities: The postgraduate laboratories are well-equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation. Postgraduate facilities include PCs and powerful workstations which also give direct and ready access to the University’s central computer system and the internet. Additional specialist research facilities are available within the department’s three research centres.