On Electrical Power Engineering MSc you will gain the knowledge and skills for a career in power engineering. At Warwick's Engineering Department you will be taught by a team of world-class research academics, with industrial experience.
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. This shortage comes as societies develop and adapt to pressing environmental and economic constraints, dwindling reserves of fossil fuels, and the emergence of new energy technologies. This course will give you the knowledge and skills required for a career in power engineering and is an opportunity to update your knowledge with the latest developments in renewable energy and smart grids.
- Control of Electrical Drives
- Advanced Power Electronic Converters and Devices
- Operation and Control of Power Systems
- Individual Project
- Electrical Power Engineering Design Project
- Research Methods and Professional Skills
Students who do not have the required previous learning are also required to take the following modules:
- Power Electronic Converters and Devices
- Power Systems and Electrical Machines
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Systems Modelling and Control
- Heat Transfer Theory and Design
- Mathematical and Computer Modelling
- Advanced Robotics
- Batteries and Fuel Cells
- Renewable Energy
- Optical Communications Systems
- Advanced Control
The degree comprises eight taught modules and a project. The research project entails an in-depth experimental, theoretical or computational investigation into a topic chosen by the student in conjunction with an academic supervisor.
The MSc degree (totalling 180 credits) comprises:
- Eight taught modules (15 credits each)
- A research project (60 credits)
The typical workload for a 15-credit module is as follows:
- 20-30 hours of lectures/seminars
- 5 hours of laboratory work
- 45 hours of private/directed study
- 70 hours of assessed work
The research project is valued at 60 credits and students should plan to execute around 600 hours of work towards the completion of the project dissertation.
Class sizes for lectures, practical laboratory sessions and seminars vary depending on the number of students taking the module.
A combination of coursework and written examinations.
Minimum requirements 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of engineering or science
English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0
Maths requirement: All applicants will be expected to know the prescribed mathematical concepts shown here. The onus is on the individual to ensure that they understand the required material in order to cope easily with the course. We are looking for competence in the majority of mathematics that is taught in the first and second year of an undergraduate Engineering or Physics course. We reserve the right to request that you undertake a short online test assessment.
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: AECOM, BAE Systems, BT, Morgan Sindall, Mott MacDonald, Proto Labs, TSP Projects and Volvo Cars Corporation. They have pursued roles such as: business, research and administrative professionals; civil engineers; design and development engineers; mechanical engineers; quality control and planning engineers.
Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:
- Options in Engineering
- Meet an Engineer
- Engineering, Science and Technology Fair
- Considering a PhD in the STEM Subjects
- Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.