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MSc Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering (1 year full-time)

Our MSc Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering degree considers all aspects of sustainable energy generation, transmission and distribution engineering. This one year course provides highly sought after skills for those who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.

Introducing your degree

Develop the skills and knowledge to design and develop our future energy networks.

Programme Overview

This course considers all aspects of sustainable energy generation and the issues concerned with bulk electrical energy transport to the ultimate user.

It will give you a solid grounding in generation, transmission and distribution engineering, in addition to considering the wider issues of:

  • energy
  • renewable generation
  • sustainability

This course is particularly relevant for students who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.

View the programme specification document for this course

Programme Structure

One year, full-time.

The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.

To Apply

You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. Visit our how to apply pages for more information

Key Facts

We have pioneered many of the most important advances in electronics and microelectronics over the past 30 years

We lead the UK for the volume and quality of Electrical and Electronic Engineering research (REF 2014)

97% of our Electrical and Electronic Engineering research outputs are rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014)

The Guardian University Guide 2017 shows the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering

We are number one in the UK for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2017

Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2016 QS World Rankings

We have outstanding experimental research facilities, including our world-class high-voltage laboratory and our £110m interdisciplinary clean room

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

Honours Degree:

Our normal entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in a related discipline, such as engineering, physics or applied mathematics.

English Language Requirements:

If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency. For information on other accepted English language tests, please visit www.southampton.ac.uk/admissions_language.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website

Selection process:

All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (eg hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible.

Modules

Career Opportunities

This programme provides an excellent base for students considering a career in the electrical power industry. Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology.  ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies such as:

  • IBM
  • ARM
  • Microsoft Research
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Nvidia
  • Samsung Google 

Visit our careers hub for more information.

Costs

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Pre-course Reading List

Reading list for MSc Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering

We expect you to have taken a first degree in engineering, physics or a closely related subject. This course assumes that you have experience in circuit theory and three phase circuits, electrical machines fundamentals, electromagnetics and basic thermodynamics. The following books are recommended to re-familiarised yourself with the above subjects.

  • Circuit Theory: Dorf R C, Svoboda J A Introduction to Electric Circuits, 7th ed., John Wiley & Sons ,2006
  • Electrical machines: Chapman S. J, Electrical Machinery and Power System Fundamentals, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2001
  • Electromagnetics: Hammond P and Sykulski J K, Engineering Electromagnetism, Oxford University Press 1994
  • Thermodynamics: Sonntag R.E, Borgnakke C. and Van Wylen G.J., Fundamentals of Thermodynamics, 6th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Location

Highfield Campus

Highfield is our main campus and the heart of the University. Set in beautiful green surroundings, it’s easily accessible from the city centre. University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ.

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