Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc (Eng)

The following modules are available in 2023/24 for Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc(Eng) and are examples of the modules you are likely to study. All modules are subject to change. You will study 180 credits in total.

Compulsory modules

Energy Management and Conservation - 15 credits
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required for efficient utilisation and management of energy services in industrial and commercial applications.

Modern Industry Practice - 15 credits
This module aims to engage students in developing a detailed understanding of the global engineering industry and assist them with their career plans.

Smart Grid Analysis - 15 credits 
This module introduces students to the concepts behind future sustainable electricity systems with increased use of distributed microgenerators. Students gain a knowledge and understanding of the issues relating to the integration of distributed generators (including renewable sources), their control and protection methods, and tools to analyse their impact on the grid.

Power Electronics and Drives - 15 credits
This module gives students an opportunity to appreciate how power electronics can play an important role in many engineering systems as well as to develop the knowledge and skills required by an engineer working in power electronics.

Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources - 15 credits
This module provides you with knowledge of sustainable electrical power generation using renewable energy harvesting technologies, with particular emphasis on electrical solar and wind power generation.

Control Systems Design - 15 credits
Gain the knowledge and understanding of linear systems are developed to enable them to analytically investigate control systems and simulate them using computer tools. Students have the opportunity to design and evaluate PID and compensator-based controllers using several analytical techniques.

Electric Power Generation and Distribution - 15 credits 
This module gives you an understanding of the various layers and components in modern electric power networks, of how power systems are operated in technical and economic terms as well as of the technological changes power systems will be facing in the years to come.

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in in computer programming, using both Matlab and the C programming language.

MSc Individual Project - 60 credits
This module will require you to define an experimental research investigation or design problem, and conduct the investigation, or develop a design solution, by employing the knowledge and skills gained in both previous and current studies.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.