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  1. Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management
    1. 2016
    2. 2017

Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management

MSc |
Become a specialist in managing modern power systems and renewable energy projects.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2016

Duration

Full time: One year

Part time: Two or three years

Fees

UK/EU

Full-time: £9,000

Part-time: £4,500 per year

Non-EU

Full-time: £16,000

Part-time: £8,000 per year

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for both practicing engineers and those considering a career in engineering.

The course has been designed to provide an in-depth insight into the technical workings, management and economics of the electrical power industry.

Objectives

This course, suitable for both practicing engineers and those considering a career in engineering, has been designed to provide an in-depth insight into the technical workings, management and economics of the electrical power industry.

Due to the introduction of tough environmental laws, the use and integration of renewable energy schemes have become of paramount importance in order for nations to meet strict low pollution targets. Knowledge of the impact of such schemes on the existing electrical grid structure is covered in great detail. Power systems design, power systems management and economics, power systems simulation and power conditioning are all addressed on the course.

Accreditation

Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) logo

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a lower second class honours degree in electrical and electronic engineering, physics or an engineering-related subject, or the equivalent from an international institution.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 6.5.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Visa requirements

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

The way that you apply may vary depending on the length of your course. There are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than six months
  • Students on courses of less than six months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English language course.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City courses on a part-time basis.

For more information see our main Visa page.

How to apply

    Apply for MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Paper application
  • Contact postgraduate enquiries.
  • We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

    Postgraduate Courses Offices
    School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
    City University London
    Northampton Square
    London
    EC1V 0HB

Academic facilities

Students in City's Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering benefit from a recent lab equipment upgrade worth £130k. This includes photovoltaic trainers, three phase synchronous machines, AC motor speed control machines, single and three phase transformers, thryistor controllers, a power systems mainframe and power systems virtual instrumentation.

The equipment is essential in training students to be highly skilled professionals in the energy industry.

The photovoltaic trainer, for instance, is a desk-top instrument which teaches the fundamental principles of photovoltaic energy. The 'photovoltaic effect' is a method of energy generation which converts solar radiation into an electrical current using semiconductors arranged into solar cells.

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Teaching and learning

Students are required to complete a post-module assignment, examinations and a dissertation to be eligible for the MSc.

Modules

The modules for this course are delivered over two semesters, with weekly lessons scheduled over two days a week. The third semester is spent completing a project that involves writing a dissertation and presenting findings.

This course is organised into eight modules provided on a weekly basis.

Course content

Introduction to Power Systems & Energy Management EPM874 (15 credits)

The module provides the basic concepts, knowledge and case studies of power systems.

Systems Modelling EPM744 (15 credits)

This module involves the mathematical modelling of a variety of engineering systems. Techniques of analysis system performance via these models are also studied.

Renewable Energy Fundamentals and Sustainable Energy Technologies EPM879 (15 credits)

Aspects of renewable energy such as the technologies involved and strategic polices are taught in this module.

Transmission and Distribution Systems Management EPM875 (15 credits)

The module investigates challenges associated with distributed generation and integration of new renewable energy into electrical networks.

Power Systems Design and Simulation EPM423 (15 credits)

In this module you will be taught how to use two pieces of industrial power systems simulation software: DIgSILENT and NEPLAN.

Power Electronics EPM501 (15 credits)

This module provides a technical understanding of various switching and power conversion technologies, with emphasis on the conversion of electrical power from renewable energy sources.

Power Systems Protection and Grid Stability EPM990 (15 credits)

In this module issues related to protection and stability of modern power networks are introduced.

Economics of the Power Industry EPM101 (15 credits)

In this module a general overview relating to the way the power industry market is run, from an economic perspective is given.

Dissertation EPM949 (60 credits)

  • Completion of modules and examinations will lead to the award of a Diploma. The completion of modules, examinations and a dissertation will lead to the award of a Masters degree.
  • Academic expert
    Senior University Teacher working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Academic expert
    Lecturer working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Graduate Engineer
    Analysing and understanding data for UK Power Network's monitoring software.
  • Student
    My course in City University London helped me to enhance my knowledge on my field significantly.
  • Student
    Highly professional lectures, high quality labs, a resourceful library and maximum research facilities has definitely provided me with in-depth knowledge of power generation and renewable energy.
  • Student
    Without studying an MSc at City I wouldn't be in the role I am currently in or have the knowledge to develop the way I have.

Career prospects

Graduates are prepared for careers that encompass a variety of roles in the power industry, from technical aspects to management roles.

Previously graduates have found jobs as engineers, managers and analysts in the power sector, with companies such as:

  • OFGEM
  • National Grid
  • UK Power Networks
  • EON
  • EDF
  • Vattenfall
  • Caterpillar
  • Railroad.

Graduates may also with to further their research in the energy field by considering a PhD.


    Apply for MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • Paper application
  • Contact postgraduate enquiries.
  • We encourage online applications. However, we ask that you also send two references and your original transcript by post as soon as possible after submitting your online application to:

    Postgraduate Courses Offices
    School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
    City University London
    Northampton Square
    London
    EC1V 0HB

Contact details

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