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2021/22 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 address:b.chong@leeds.ac.uk

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:

Programme Overview

Renewable energy and cutting carbon emissions now top the global environmental agenda. This programme addresses the fundamentals of renewable energy and shows how solar, wind and other such energy sources can be efficiently integrated into practical power systems.

You will study core power engineering topics such as power converters, electric drives and control alongside modules specific to renewable energy sources and power system.

At the same time, you will study a unique range of modules on the generation of electricity from solar and wind power, energy management through the applications of power electronics and comprehensive analysis of smart grid systems. You will also explore the opportunity to address the control and management issues in modern energy systems.

You will be prepared to meet the renewable energy challenges of the 21st century in a wide range of careers.

Learning Outcomes

As an engineering degree programme, the primary learning outcomes are aligned with the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer with ECUK. For BEng programmes, some further learning will be required; MEng programmes meet the educational requirements for professional registration in full. This applies to programmes accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). The accreditation status of this programme may be confirmed by contacting the School.

The subjects studied in the programme modules are designed to meet these learning outcomes while focussing on the key topics which are relevant to the programme theme.

On successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

- Demonstrate a comprehensive and specialist knowledge and understanding of the science, mathematics and engineering principles which underpin the discipline, including those which are at the forefront of the subject, and a critical awareness of new developments and the wider engineering context.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific, mathematical and engineering principles, and also computational and analytical techniques and models, in order to solve complex engineering problems and reach substantiated conclusions; formulate and analyse complex problems, which may involve information that is incomplete or uncertain.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, use and critically evaluate technical literature, and recognise the limitations of knowledge in the discipline
- Demonstrate the ability to design solutions to complex problems, and carry out extended engineering projects, considering a range of societal, user and commercial factors, and industry standards, and showing originality and creativity in the design process.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, legal, ethical and environmental impacts of engineering, including the entire lifecycle of products, making appropriate decisions informed by professional codes of conduct.
- Demonstrate the ability to apply academic research skills and advanced scholarship.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively, exercising initiative, decision-making skills and personal responsibility, and to evaluate their own performance, individually and as a member of a professional team.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both the results of their own work and other complex information, to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in a variety of forms, selecting and evaluating the methods used.
- Demonstrate the ability to manage and extend their own learning and professional development, the transferable skills necessary for employment within the engineering sector, and the skills necessary for life-long independent learning and professional development.

Progression and Award

This programme is subject to rules for progression and award which are slightly different from the University’s standard rules. Current and prospective students should make themselves familiar with these addi tional rules which are listed in the Code of Practice on Assessment (CoPA) applicable to the year of study, and summarised under the ‘[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment] links below.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Students will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CAPE5410MEnergy Management and Conservation15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ELEC5032MModern Industry Practice15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5516MSmart Grid Analysis15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5562MPower Electronics and Drives15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan), 1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr)
ELEC5564MElectric Power Generation by Renewable Sources15 credits1 Jan to 30 Jun
ELEC5570MControl Systems Design15 credits1 Sep to 31 Jan (adv yr), Semester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5580MElectric Power Generation and Distribution15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5681MProgramming15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ELEC5882MMSc Individual Project60 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (12mth), 1 Jan to 31 Dec (12mth)

Optional modules:

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