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MSc Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power

Gain the knowledge and skills required for a career in power engineering

Qualified electrical engineers are desperately needed by the power industry. There is also a severe shortage of power engineering expertise in other sectors, such as government bodies and finance organisations, where a detailed knowledge of energy supply and demand is increasingly important as societies develop and adapt to pressing environmental and economic constraints, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels and the emergence of new energy technologies.

As the mitigation of global warming becomes ever more important, the electrification of transportation and heat as well as the accelerated penetration of renewable energy into the power grid have become main objectives in Electrical Power Engineering. The technologies studied in this MSc are the underpinning innovation forces in various industries including the electric transportation industry, aviation industry and power generation and transmission industries including renewable energy.

Our MSc Electrical Power Engineering will give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in electrical power engineering and is an opportunity to update your knowledge with the latest developments in renewable energy and smart grids.

Watch the video above to find out more about the course from academics and students.


You will be introduced to research-led teaching in cutting-edge technologies, materials and processes that enable the generation, transmission, conversion and control of electrical power. The course is delivered by a team of world-class research active academics in energy and power engineering, most of whom have industrial experience. This guarantees that the course material is always up-to-date and reflects real-world problems in industry and society.

The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:

  1. Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
  2. Research project (60 credits)

Core modules

Optional modules (choose 3)*

Individual research project

Part of the course credit comprises a substantial projectLink opens in a new window appropriate to the course of study. This entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation of a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.

We are constantly evolving our courses to keep up with developments in engineering and requirements for industry so it is important you check our website for the most up-to-date information on module availability.

Research groups

Students will work with academics conducting world leading research in Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Control and Energy Storage.

Power Electronics Research

The Power Electronics Research group is a world-leading research group in power electronics. Students will learn about the latest developments in power semiconductor materials, devices, modules and converters. Students will get the opportunity to learn and do research in wide bandgap semiconductor materials and their applications in electric transportation and renewable energy conversion. The Power Electronics group works with a large variety of industrial collaborators and has received significant amounts UK and international funding over the last few years. Academics in this group include Professor Phil Mawby, Professor Li Ran, Professor Layi Alatise, Dr Peter Gammon, Dr Marina Antoniou, Dr Jose Ortiz Gonzalez and Dr Vishal Shah.

This research group has 4 research laboratories including the Power Device Fabrication Cleanroom, the Power Electronics Characterisation and Reliability Lab, the Power Packaging Cleanroom and the Power Electronics Applications Lab.

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Power Control and Energy Storage Research

The Power and Control Systems research group conducts world leading research in the areas of control and storage of electrical power including energy efficiency, power system modelling, simulation, control and monitoring, nonlinear control system theory, electrical drives and control, energy storage and grid integration. The group has been successful in attracting national and international industrial collaborators and has secured significant funding over the last few years. The academics in the group include Professor Jihong Wang, Dr Oleh Kiselchnyk and Dr Wei He.

This research group has 3 laboratories including the Thermal Power Plant Modelling and Simulation Laboratory, the Pneumatic Driving Machines and Hybrid Systems Laboratory and the Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation and Control Laboratory.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements are published on the University website:

MSc Electrical Power Engineering 2024Link opens in a new window

How to apply

Applications for 2024 entry are now open. More information about the application process is available on the University websiteLink opens in a new window.

There are two main costs for students undertaking postgraduate study - academic fees and living expenses.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees are payable for each year of your course at the start of the academic year, or at the start of your course, if later. For details of the fees and how to pay, please review the Warwick Student Finance pages.Link opens in a new window

Living expenses

As well as tuition fees, students should budget for accommodation, food, books and other general expenditure such as clothes or leisure. Living costs will depend upon your lifestyle and spending patterns.

International students must be able to prove they have the necessary funds to cover these expenses. For more information on all costs see living expenses.


The School of Engineering offer scholarshipsLink opens in a new window throughout the year, check the page regularly for the latest funding opportunities.

Admissions enquiries

Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions teamLink opens in a new window.

Course enquiries

Talk to staff and students at the School of Engineering in a live chat or contact us via email.

You are also welcome to call us: +44 (0) 24 7652 2046 or +44 (0) 24 7652 4826.


There are a range of online and in-person optionsLink opens in a new window to help you discover more about your course, visit campus and get a sense of postgraduate life at Warwick.

We would be happy to show you around the School of Engineering. Please contact us to arrange to visit in person. You can also have a look around our facilities in our 360 degree virtual tourLink opens in a new window.

  Our Electrical Power Engineering course is excellently tailored to train future engineers in this area. It uniquely considers electrical power conversion and control at devices, converters and systems levels, developing corresponding knowledge and practical skills.

The MSc projects are industry oriented. This opens broad perspectives for the graduates to continue their career in power electronic devices design and manufacturing, in power electronic converters application, including renewable energy and electrical vehicles, in electricity distribution and transmission companies, and in power stations."

Dr Oleh Kiselychnyk, Course Coordinator

360 Virtual Tour

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Essential Information

Course details
MSc Electrical Power Engineering
1 year full time | Course code: P-H643

Accrediting institutions

Application deadline
2 August 2024

Course start date
30 September 2024

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
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This information is applicable for 2024 entry.

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