This course has been designed for both practising engineers and those considering a career in engineering. It will provide you with an in-depth insight into the technical workings, management and economics of the electrical power industry.
This programme has been designed to meet the industrial demand for the training and education of both existing and future engineers in the advanced concepts of sustainable electrical power and energy generation. The aims are to produce graduates of a high calibre with the right skills and knowledge who will be capable of leading teams involved in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future.
The programme aims to:
As a student in City's Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, you will benefit from a recent lab equipment upgrade worth £130,000. The equipment is essential in training students to be highly skilled professionals in the energy industry and includes:
The photovoltaic trainer, is a desk-top instrument which teaches the fundamental principles of photovoltaic energy. The 'photovoltaic effect' is a method of energy generation which converts solar radiation into an electrical current using semiconductors arranged into solar cells.
Modules are delivered by academics actively involved in energy related research, as well as visiting lecturers from the power industry who provide a valuable insight into the operation of energy companies.
Industry professionals give several seminars throughout the year.
At least two industrial trips are organised per academic year.
The modules for this course are delivered over two semesters, with weekly lessons scheduled over two days a week. This course is organised into eight modules provided on a weekly basis. The third semester is spent completing a project that involves writing a dissertation and presenting your findings.
You are normally required to complete all the taught modules successfully before progressing to the dissertation.
This MSc will prepare you for careers that encompass a variety of roles in the power industry – from technical aspects to management roles.
Previous graduates have secured jobs as engineers, managers and analysts in the power sector, with companies such as:
As a graduate of this course, you may also wish to further your research in the energy field by considering a PhD.
Visit the Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management (MSc) page on the City, University of London website for more details!