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2019/20 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc (Eng) Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Programme code:MSE-ELEC/RESUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Ben Chong Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class honours (2.1) degree or higher in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, or a related discipline; or a good lower second class (2.2) honours degree accompanied by demonstration of specific competence in power electronics, electrical machines or drives.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Programme specification:

This programme aims to develop students' skills at solving challenging engineering problems in the area of power conversion systems and renewable energy with appropriate electronic and electrical systems design solutions. At the end of the programme students should be confident in their ability to realise and integrate electric drives, control systems and electronic power conversion for a diverse range of engineering applications.

This is an advanced course in the area of electrical engineering but with a renewable energy theme. The programme is distinctive in that it provides a strong electric drives and control core backed up with power generation and electronic conversion for renewable energy sources. The programme offers a unique set of modules in the efficient generation and use of electricity from solar and wind power. Substantial elements of practical work will be carried out by the students, giving them confidence with hardware implementations using electric drives, microcontroller control and electronic conversion circuits. Students will develop into versatile electrical engineers who can apply their skills in a diverse range of industry sectors.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ELEC5451MMini Projects and Laboratory15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5516MSmart Grid Analysis15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5564MElectric Power Generation by Renewable Sources15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 creditsSemester 1
ELEC5882MMSc Individual Project60 credits1 Jan to 30 Sep

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 30 credits from the following optional modules:

Students with no prior experience in C-programming must select ELEC5681M.

CAPE5410MEnergy Management and Conservation15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5580MElectric Power Generation and Distribution15 creditsSemester 2
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 11/09/2019


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