Electrical Power Engineering and Systems MSc

Course overview

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements
    A good second class (Hons) Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant discipline (or equivalent)
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Key Dates

  • Start date

Free student membership of the IET

Guest lectures presented by acknowledged experts from industry and academic institutions

The programme is reviewed by an industrial advisory group (Steering Committee) on a continual basis

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Course summary

The MSc has been developed to offer a 12-month campus-based postgraduate taught course in Electrical Power Engineering and Systems for students who seek a career in the power sector in the UK or abroad.

Entry requirements and fees

Duration of the Programme
12 months

Start Date

UK/EU: £9,250 (2019/20 fee)
International: £16,350 (2019/20 fee)  

Entry Requirements:   

  • A Bachelors Degree with at least a grade 2:2 (or equivalent) in a related discipline. 
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. IELTS 6.0 overall, at least 5.5 in each section.
Course outline and modules

Power engineering plays an increasingly critical role in establishing tomorrow’s low-carbon society worldwide. Typical applications include electrified vehicles, more-electric aircraft, offshore wind farms, high-voltage direct current transmission, smart cities and renewable energy. 

In response to this need, the MSc has been developed to offer a 12-month campus-based postgraduate taught course in Electrical Power Engineering and Systems, as a provision to these students who seek a career in the power sector in the UK or abroad.

It is aimed at:

  • Providing the latest knowledge and understanding of specialist topics in electrical power engineering and systems.  
  • Developing transferable skills for knowledge acquisition and lifelong employability.  
  • Meeting the professional development needs of the students and their employers.  
  • Providing relevant training to power engineering graduates who wish to pursue a career as design and development engineers in power electronics, power systems, electrical machines or drive systems.  
  • Equipping the students with engineering judgement and critical thinking required for their profession.  
  • Laying a solid foundation for further studies and research in electrical power (such as PhD).  

Please note: The below modules are correct for 2018/19 entry. 

 Core Modules

  • Advanced Power Electronics
  • Modern Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Smart Grid Technologies
  • Control of Electrical Power
  • Research Methods
  • Individual Project

Optional Modules* 

  • Sustainable Energy
  • Finite Element Analysis: Theory and Application
  • Data Mining
  • Practical Numerical Methods
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Applications
  • Project Management 
  • Strategic Management and Finance
  • Customer Engagement in an Engineering Enterprise
  • Management in Engineering Enterprises
  • Product Introduction Processes

*Availability of optional modules will be subject to staff availability and a minimum number of students who express an interest in studying the optional modules.  

Career opportunities

Previous MSc students in our Electronic and Electrical Engineering subjects have undertaken projects including:

  • Future Location and Coverage Prediction
  • Beamforming for Next Generation Wireless Networks
  • An Adaptive and Energy Efficient Wireless Monitoring System
  • Wireless Networking within Offshore Wind Farms
  • Broadband Network and IP/Transmissions Network Delivery 

Our students have worked with organisations including BlackBerry, BT, BAE, Daconi and Jaguar Land Rover. 


You can find out more about our Postgraduate scholarships for international students here.  If you are a UK or EU student, please email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk for information on funding. 

Contact us

Contact us: 
MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3668
Fax: +44 (0)121 204 3676
Email: pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk

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