This MSc programme in Sustainable Electrical Power aims to produce graduates capable of leading teams which will operate, control, design, regulate and manage the power systems and networks of the future.
The course equips graduates with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in:
-Power system engineering – using state-of-the-art computational tools and methods. -Design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks. -Regulatory frameworks for, and operation of, power systems and electricity markets.
The programme features practical workshops and the option of an industry-based dissertation. Students benefit from our high performance lab and computing facilities, including a grid-enabled cluster of processors. We’re also home to a world leading research group, the Brunel Institute of Power Systems.
Sustainable energy is a vital, growing sector and this newly designed MSc programme meets industry’s demand for engineers with advanced knowledge of sustainable electrical power and energy generation systems.
The course is suitable for: - Graduates in power or electrical engineering, physical sciences, or related disciplines who aspire to work in the electrical power industry, especially within the renewable energy sector. - Industrially experienced graduate engineers and managers who recognise the importance of developing new analytical and critical skills, and state-of-the-art methodologies associated with the development sustainable electrical power systems.
Energy Economics and Power Markets Power System Operation and Management Power Electronics and FACTS Power System Analysis and Security Sustainable Power Generation Power System Stability and Control Project Management Sustainable Electrical Power Workshop Project & Dissertation
All students enrolled in the course have the opportunity to develop real-world skills with the best globally available, cutting-edge power analysis software and tools. The course is also supported by a wide range of application oriented power engineering experiments carried out in a modern well-equipped practical power systems laboratory.
The Brunel Institute of Power Systems is an internationally leading research group specialising in the optimal design, operation and modelling of power systems, as well as in the economics of electricity markets.
Our high performance computing capability is considerable including a recently installed grid-enabled cluster of processors consisting of 20 dual processor nodes with dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces.
Major power system software are available including MATLAB/SIMULINK, Orcad, PSCAD, DigSILENT, IPSA, ETAP, and PowerWorld.
Electronic and Computer Engineering is one of the largest disciplines at Brunel University, with a portfolio of research contracts totalling £7.5 million and strong links with industry.
Our laboratories are well equipped with an excellent range of facilities to support the research work and courses. We have comprehensive computing resources in addition to those offered centrally by the University. The discipline is particularly fortunate in having extensive gifts of software and hardware to enable it to undertake far-reaching design projects.
We have a wide range of research groups, each with a complement of academics and research staff and students. The groups are:
-Media Communications -Wireless Networks and Communications -Power Systems -Electronic Systems -Sensors and Instrumentation.