Develop the skills and knowledge to design and develop our future energy networks.
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:
This course is particularly relevant for students who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.
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.
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.
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.
We welcome applications from international students. For information on applying, visit the International Office website.
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.
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.
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.