Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

MSc Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering

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

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.

To Apply

You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. For more background and detailed information, see How to Apply

Programme Structure

Twelve months, 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.

Key Facts

  • 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 2016 shows the University of Southampton first in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • The 2016 Times / Sunday Times Good University Guide and Complete University Guide league tables show our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked third in the UK
  • Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2015 QS World Rankings

Entry requirements

Honours Degree:

Our entry requirement is an upper second-class honours degree or higher (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject 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

Year 1

Semester 1

Optional Modules
  • CENV6090 Energy Resources and Engineering

Modules not in Semesters

Compulsory Modules

Learning

To Apply

You can apply for the programme through the University of Southampton's online postgraduate application system. For more background and detailed information, see How to Apply

Related programmes

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 like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.  Visit our careers hub for more information.

Pre-course reading lists

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