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MSc Renewable Energy and Power Systems Management

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Accredited by the IET, this world-class MSc will develop your engineering skills and prepare you for a rewarding career within the renewable energy sector.

Key Information

Start date

Autumn 2018

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Part-time: 24 to 36 months

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 has been designed for both practising engineers and those considering a career in engineering. It will provide you with an in-depth insight into the technical workings, management and economics of the electrical power industry.

Objectives

This programme has been designed to meet the industrial demand for the training and education of both existing and future engineers in the advanced concepts of sustainable electrical power and energy generation. The aims are to produce graduates of a high calibre with the right skills and knowledge who will be capable of leading teams involved in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future.

The programme aims to:

  • Provide you with the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods
  • Provide an advanced education in electrical power engineering
  • Give you the education, knowledge and the skills you need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry
  • Provide a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
  • Give a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power engineers
  • Give a solid working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems
  • Provide a foundation in power systems principles for graduates with an engineering background
  • Demonstrate the practical relevance of these principles to the operation of successful enterprises in the broad field of electrical power engineering
  • Familiarise professional engineers and graduates with the theory and application of new technologies applied to power systems.

Accreditation

Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you should hold a Bachelor's degree with lower second-class honours or the overseas equivalent in electrical and electronic engineering. Other engineering degrees may be considered, provided you have studied some electrical and/or electronics content on your course.

Other suitable qualifications

If you do not qualify for direct entry, you may wish to follow a Graduate Diploma pathway to the programme through one of our partners.

INTO City, University of London

If you do not meet the entry requirements, INTO City, University of London offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help you prepare for study at City, University of London. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre.

These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry. To prepare for this degree course, learn more about the Graduate Diploma in Informatics - Science and Engineering.

Kaplan International College London

City works in partnership with Kaplan International College (KIC) London to provide preparatory courses for international students. Pre-Masters courses at KIC London offer you comprehensive support to help you complete your postgraduate study at City. Progression to this degree is guaranteed if you complete theKIC London Pre-Masters course at the required level.

English requirements

If you are an overseas student whose first language is not English, the following qualification is 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.

English language programmes

If you do not meet the English language requirements, INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

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

Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2018/19 academic year is 31st August 2018, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks). A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.
  • If you are applying for a Part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

You can apply in the following ways:

Postal applications and supporting documents

We encourage online applications, however if you are unable to do this, please send a completed paper application form, together with supporting documents, to:

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Funding

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

Future Finance Loans

Future Finance offers students loans of between £2,500 and £40,000 to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. All students and courses are considered. All loans are subject to credit checks and approval. For further details visit the City Finance website.

Academic facilities

As a student in City's Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, you will benefit from a recent lab equipment upgrade worth £130,000. The equipment is essential in training students to be highly skilled professionals in the energy industry and includes:

  • Photovoltaic trainers
  • Three-phase synchronous machines
  • AC motor speed control machines
  • Single- and three-phase transformers
  • Thryistor controllers
  • A power systems mainframe
  • Power systems virtual instrumentation.

The photovoltaic trainer, 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

Modules are delivered by academics actively involved in energy related research, as well as visiting lecturers from the power industry who provide a valuable insight into the operation of energy companies.

Industry professionals give several seminars throughout the year.

At least two industrial trips are organised per academic year.

Modules

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

You are normally required to complete all the taught modules successfully before progressing to the dissertation.

Course content

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

This module provides you with 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 & Sustainable Energy Technologies EPM879 (15 credits)

You will study the aspects of renewable energy such as the technologies involved and strategic polices.

Transmission & 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 & Simulation EPM423 (15 credits)

In this module, you will learn 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 & 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)

This module provides you with a general overview relating to the way the power industry market is run, from an economic perspective.

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

  • Student
    I chose City, University of London due to its reputation of excellence and as it's home to many of the most remarkable minds of British modern history
  • Academic expert
    Senior University Teacher working in the School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering.
  • Alumni - Graduate Engineer
    Analysing and understanding data for UK Power Network's monitoring software.
  • Student
    My course in City, University of London helped me to enhance my knowledge on my field significantly.
  • Alumni
    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.
  • Alumni
    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

This MSc will prepare you for careers that encompass a variety of roles in the power industry – from technical aspects to management roles.

Previous graduates have secured 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.

As a graduate of this course, you may also wish to further your research in the energy field by considering a PhD.


Thank you for having decided to apply to study a postgraduate course at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering. Please note that the deadline for applications for the 2018/19 academic year is 31st August 2018, however we may close earlier if all places are filled.

In order for your application to be considered, please ensure that you upload the following documentation with your application:

  • For all applicants, please upload your degree certificate and transcript of marks from your first degree (if you do not have your final results at the time of making your application, please upload a provisional certificate/interim transcript of marks). A transcript is required in order to have your application processed.
  • If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please upload a Proof of English Proficiency if you have already obtained it. A list of accepted qualifications can be found here.
  • If you require a Tier 4 student visa to undertake a Master's programme in the UK, please upload a detailed personal statement outlining why you wish to study this specific course, at City, University of London, as well as explaining how your past studies have prepared you for this course and how it will help you to progress in your career.
  • If you are applying for a Part-time course, or have relevant work experience relating to the degree you are applying for, please upload a copy of your current CV/resume.

You can apply in the following ways:

Postal applications and supporting documents

We encourage online applications, however if you are unable to do this, please send a completed paper application form, together with supporting documents, to:

Postgraduate Courses Office, A302
School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering
City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB

Contact information for the Postgraduate Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0248
Email: smcsepg@city.ac.uk

Contact details

Programmes Office (room A302)

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