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Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management - MSc


Course Description

This course 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.

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for both practicing engineers and those considering a career in engineering.

The course has been designed to provide an in-depth insight into the technical workings, management and economics of the electrical power industry.

Objectives

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:
-Provide you with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods.
-Provide an advanced education in electrical power engineering.
-Give you the education, knowledge and the skills you need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry.
-Provide a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
-Give a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power engineers.
-Give a solid working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems.
-Provide a foundation in power systems principles for graduates with an engineering background.
-Demonstrate the practical relevance of these principles to the operation of successful enterprises in the broad field of electrical power engineering.
-Familiarise professional engineers and graduates with the theory and application of new technologies applied to power systems.

Academic facilities

Students in City's Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering benefit from a recent lab equipment upgrade worth £130,000. This includes photovoltaic trainers, three phase synchronous machines, AC motor speed control machines, single and three phase transformers, thryistor controllers, a power systems mainframe and power systems virtual instrumentation.

The equipment is essential in training students to be highly skilled professionals in the energy industry.

The photovoltaic trainer, for instance, 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.

Teaching and learning

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.

Modules

The modules for this course are delivered over two semesters, with weekly lessons scheduled over two days a week. The third semester is spent completing a project that involves writing a dissertation and presenting findings. This course is organised into eight modules provided on a weekly basis.

Course content
-Introduction to Power Systems & Energy Management EPM874 (15 credits)
-Systems Modelling EPM744 (15 credits)
-Renewable Energy Fundamentals and Sustainable Energy Technologies EPM879 (15 credits)
-Transmission and Distribution Systems Management EPM875 (15 credits)
-Power Systems Design and Simulation EPM423 (15 credits)
-Power Electronics EPM501 (15 credits)
-Power Systems Protection and Grid Stability EPM990 (15 credits)
-Economics of the Power Industry EPM101 (15 credits)
-Dissertation EPM949 (60 credits)

Career prospects

Graduates are prepared for careers that encompass a variety of roles in the power industry, from technical aspects to management roles. Previously graduates have found jobs as engineers, managers and analysts in the power sector, with companies such as:
-OFGEM
-National Grid
-UK Power Networks
-EON
-EDF
-Vattenfall
-Caterpillar
-Railroad
-Graduates may also wish to further their 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!



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(Student Profile)

Mudassir Faridi

Analysing and understanding data for UK Power Network's monitoring software.

After completing City's Power Systems & Energy Management MSc, Mudassir Faridi joined the UK Power Network (UKPN) graduate scheme in September 2013. As part of the UKPN's project to understand what will happen if small-scale renewable generation becomes more mainstream, 20 secondary substations and 10 customers who have solar panels installed in their houses are equipped with monitoring equipment.

Mudassir is tasked with taking ownership of the monitoring software, making sure the data is being captured, analysing the data and creating quarterly reports for customers. This provides information on how much electricity customer's solar panels have generated and how much they have exported into UKPN's network.

(Student Profile)

Saeed Jahdi

'Without my achievements in City, receiving such a competitive scholarship would not have been possible.'

Where are you from?
I am from Tehran in Iran

What course did you study?
I studied MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management from 2010 - 2012.

What was your favourite aspect of the course?
My course was very interactive and enjoyable. I was able to share my understandings of my course with my fellow classmates and this helped us all to move forward.

What was the highlight of your time at City University London?
The shining highlight of my time at City was studying in Central London, with lots of opportunities to learn and experience both academically and socially.

How did City prepare you for your chosen career path?
My course in City University London helped me to enhance my knowledge on my field significantly and enabled me to secure a scholarship for PhD research studies. Without my achievements at City, receiving such a competitive scholarship would not have been possible.

What is your current job role?
PhD candidate at the University of Warwick.

(Student Profile)

Osama Shehab

'My favourite aspect of the course was its core modules which were delivered by UK Power Networks experts.'

Where are you from?
I am from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

What course are you studying?
I study MSc Renewable Energy & Power Systems Management and completed my course in October 2012.

What was your favourite aspect of your course?
My course underlines technical aspects of power generation/transmission, as well as renewable energy management. My favourite aspect of the course was the core modules that were delivered by 'UK Power Networks' experts supported by real time drills and visits to industries.

What was the highlight of your time at City University London?
- Meeting with top professionals in the field
- Exposure to real time projects
- Sporting activities
- Friendly environment
- Organised trips and leisure activities with great friends

How did City prepare you for your chosen career path?
Highly professional lectures, high quality labs, a resourceful library and maximum research facilities has definitely provided me with in-depth knowledge of power generation and renewable energy.

What is your current job role?
I am working as an Application Engineer for Caterpillar Inc. My primary job role is to design, test and commission the temporary power plants (up to 100 MW) using CAT Power Generators and auxiliaries. Another aspect of my job emphasises on Solar PV Renewable Energy. This includes, designing, integrating and commissioning of solar energy plants using advanced Interver technology for commercial applications.

(Student Profile)

Zoe Cornish

'I was working full-time whilst studying towards an MSc at City University London so found it challenging at times but very rewarding.'

Where are you from?

I am from Caerphilly, Wales.

What course are you studying?

I was studying MSc Renewable Energy & Power Systems Management and graduated in January 2013 with Distinction.

What was your favourite aspect of your course?

The combination of technical and theoretical modules; there was a good balance including modules in Sustainability/Energy Management to Control and Systems Modelling.

What was the highlight of your time at City University London?

I enjoyed the whole course - I was working full-time whilst studying towards an MSc at City so I found it challenging at times but very rewarding. I enjoyed the technical modules the most and found everybody on the course helpful and friendly.

How did City prepare you for your chosen career path?

Without studying an MSc at City I wouldn't be in the role I am currently in or have the knowledge to develop the way I have. The course allowed me to learn the foundations of power systems and electricity supply, including in-depth knowledge of smart grids and UK and European legislation and initiatives.

What is your current job role?

I am currently working as an Asset Engineer in Asset Management at UK Power Networks.


(Scholarship)

The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Scholarship - 20+ Awards

To qualify for a scholarship, an applicant (UK or EU) will need to fulfil all of the following criteria.Successful applicants must:- Ensure that their application reaches the University by the advertised deadline. Applicants and not the University (or its staff) are entirely responsible for meeting this element of the criteria
- Be in possession of a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Note - applications from students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be considered on a case-by-case basis
- Be offered a place on an eligible taught Masters course, accept this offer and enrol on the course within the appropriate timeframe.Terms and conditions:- The scholarship will take the form of fee-waiver applied against the last payable instalment in any academic year
- Applicants wishing to enrol on to a full-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £1500; applicants wishing to enrol on to a part-time course may apply for a scholarship worth £750 per year
- You can apply for the scholarship before the announcement of your degree results but the scholarship will only be confirmed following acceptance by the student of a place on an eligible course, and provision of suitable evidence clearly demonstrating a good honours degree
- To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience). Equivalence will be determined by City University London whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into
- Students repeating a course at City University London will not be eligible for a scholarship. (Students granted mitigating circumstances by the University will be considered on an individual basis).
- Students who have previously received or are due to receive any payment from a City University London postgraduate scholarship, will not be eligible to apply for another scholarship to study a different course
- This scholarship scheme is not open to current or former City University London graduates applying for or in receipt of a School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences "Loyalty Bursary"
- City University London reserves the right to change these terms and conditions (including the list of eligible courses and application criteria) without notice.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,500

Eligibility

UK and European Union graduates with a good honours degree (or equivalent qualifications/relevant professional experience) can apply for a non means-tested scholarship worth up to £1,500. The scholarship applies to most of our full-time and part-time taught Masters courses* within the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University London, starting autumn 2012. Please note that scholarships are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis. The deadline for course applications is 30 August 2012 and applicants will automatically be considered for a scholarship as part of the application process.

Application Procedure

*Eligible courses: MSc Analysis and Design of Structures for Fire, Blast and Earthquakes
MSc Automotive Engineering
MSc Civil Engineering Structures
MSc Construction Management
MSc Clinical Engineering with Healthcare Technology Management
MSc Energy and Environmental Technology and Economics
MSc Mechanical Engineering
MSc Power Systems and Energy Management
MSc Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering)
MSc Signals and Sensor Systems
MSc Systems and Control
MSc Telecommunications and Networks

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/engineering-maths/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships


(Scholarship)

Engineering Scholarships for UK/EU applicants - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre UK/EU students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to well-qualified UK/EU applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form before 31st July 2016.Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the UK/EU Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship once we have made an offer of a place on one of the above programmes.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/postgraduate-scholarships/engineering-scholarships


(Scholarship)

International Applicants Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

The School is committed to providing financial support to high-calibre international students on Engineering courses through the generous scholarship scheme.Scholarships will be offered to international (non-EU) well-qualified applicants wishing to take up a place on any of the below courses in September 2016. The scholarships, each valued at £2,000, are intended to assist students to pay the fees for their chosen course of study. They will be awarded on a competitive basis to the most promising applicants. To be considered for a scholarship applicants must hold a first class honours degree or equivalent.Deadlines for application
We will consider applications at three points in the year. If you wish to be considered for a scholarship, please make sure we receive your complete application form by one of these dates:Round 1: 1st January 2016
Round 2: 30th April 2016
Round 3: 30th June 2016Contact us: Phone +44 (0)20 7040 0248 or email [email protected] if you would like to speak to us about fees, funding or anything else about the course.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000

Eligibility

See the website - http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics

Application Procedure

Applications should be made on the International Scholarship Application Form to be considered. Successful candidates will be notified once the panels have met.Exceptionally well-qualified applicants will be offered a scholarship at the time we make an offer of a place on the programme.

Further Information

http://www.city.ac.uk/mathematics-computer-science-engineering/scholarships/international-applicants-scholarships-engineering-mathematics



Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering, physics or an engineering-related subject, or the equivalent from an international institution.

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