Electrical Power Engineering, MSc Postgraduate prospectus

  • Our programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and meets the further learning requirements for registration as a charted engineer. Course content is informed by the faculty’s Industrial Partnership Board.
  • We have major, world-class resource of 3000m2 specialist and integrated engineering laboratories, recently refurbished with unique facilities.
  • Our historic, naval-themed campus in Medway, Kent, is one hour from central London. It provides the perfect setting for both study and leisure, with a £4.6m student hub on campus, the longest library in Europe, riverside cafes, cinema and extensive water-based sports facilities, all within just a few minutes’ walk.

Overview

Overview

This programme provides an opportunity to specialise in the field of electrical power. It builds on a first degree in electrical/electronic engineering and explores how modern power systems from drives to power distribution are designed and implemented. This programme develops technical skills and knowledge at an advanced level, as well as developing the professional, analytical and management skills of students.

Research project

This programme includes a major research project. Many of the projects reflect the key interests of the Faculty, such as power electronics, renewable and alternative energy systems. There is the opportunity for projects to be derived from our industrial links, and a number are proposed by students, reflecting their own personal interests or experience.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology as fully satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration. An individual holding an accredited MSc must also hold a CEng-accredited honours degree to have the full exemplifying qualifications for CEng status.

Outcomes

The aims of the programme are to:

  • Provide an enhanced base of knowledge and current and reflective practice necessary to initiate a career in electrical engineering at the professional level
  • Enhance specialist knowledge in the area of electrical engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • Further develop improved skills of independent learning and critical appraisal
  • Develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements
  • Develop an extensive insight of management issues relating to engineering business
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge of leading-edge ICT tools and techniques in electrical engineering
  • Provide the ability to progress to the next level of study.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree (2.2 or above) in electrical and/or electronic engineering or an equivalent qualification.

* Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer or chartered engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through

  • Examinations
  • Case studies
  • Assignments
  • Practical work, and
  • Dissertation.

Professional recognition

This programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Careers

Graduates can pursue a wide variety of opportunities exist for electrical power engineers in both the power supply sector and large industrial consumers.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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