The MSc Power Electronics, Machines and Drives is a flexible study programme designed for UK industrially-based, part-time students. It enables you to combine traditional classroom-based study with modern web-based distance learning. This part-time MSc was originally set up with EPSRC funding to provide a training programme in power electronics, machines and drives, and their applications. The course material is regularly reviewed and updated to meet the needs of engineers in industry.
The control and conversion of electric power using solid-state techniques are now commonplace in both the domestic and industrial environments. A recent estimate suggested that over 40% of all electric power generated passes through silicon before reaching its final destination.
A knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines encompassed by power electronics, machines and motor drives - devices, converters, control theory and motor drive systems - is therefore essential to all power engineers.
This course aims to provide a specialist education in power electronics, machines and drives techniques, covering key fundamental principles along with modern applications and current practices.