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Electrical Power Systems MSc

Course Description

The 3rd energy industry revolution is taking place where the key is the development of electrical power systems in the contexts of smart grids. Electrical power systems are playing a pivotal role in the development of a sustainable energy supply, enabling renewable energy generation. Globally there is a big shortage of skilled engineers for designing, operating, controlling and the economic analysis of future electricity networks – smart grids

The MSc Electrical Power Systems will give you the timely skills and specialist knowledge required to significantly enhance your career prospects in the electrical power industry. This programme will develop your power engineering skills through expert teaching and extensive research work undertaken in collaboration with power industry partners.

Some modules will be taught by leading industry experts, offering exciting opportunities to understand the real challenges that the power industry is facing and will work with you to develop and provide innovative solutions. In addition, students working on relevant MSc projects may have the opportunity to work with leading industry experts directly

This programme also aims to provide graduates with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in:

-Control concepts and methods
-Advanced energy conversion systems and power electronic applications
-Advanced power electronic technologies for electrical power networks – HVDC and FACTS
-Electrical power system engineering - using state-of-the-art computational tools and methods, and design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks;
-Economic analysis of electrical power systems and electricity markets.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at our on-campus open day (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Visit the Electrical Power Systems MSc page on the University of Birmingham website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

At least a lower second-class Honours degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering or Physics from a university of high international standing

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