This MSc programme has been specially designed by the Power Conversion Group to meet the growing demand for electrical engineers who have the knowledge and skills to design integrated electrical systems. These systems comprise multiple energy sources, power electronic converters and motor drives, examples include: Traction, energy storage and power management systems for electric vehicles Electric actuation, generation and power distribution systems for aircraft Actively controlled, land-based power distribution systems Industrial automation schemes
Environmental concerns, the desire to use energy more efficiently and the pressure to reduce operating costs are driving the rapid development and application of these new forms of electrical system. Designers require an understanding of electrical machine fundamentals and power electronics, coupled with a thorough knowledge of control, modelling and system integration techniques.
The individual projects, working with one of the course lectures, are often related to one of our many research projects. So you get to work in our research labs alongside PhD students and research assistants, and benefit from their advice and experience.
To develop your ability to integrate strands of power electronics, drives, vehicle systems and small power utilities with the control of these systems.
To enhance your experience through learning in a research-rich environment and through contact with leading researchers in the application of electrical energy conversion technology.
To encourage you to evaluate critically drive and supply technologies applied in manufacturing and transport industries
To enable you to gain experience in analysis and design of systems employing recent developments in research area and to prepare students who wish to continue on to research studies.
Further information about this course can be found on the Power Electronics, Machinesand Drives web pages using the link button.