University of Portsmouth - MSc Energy and Power Systems Management

University of Portsmouth

MSc Energy and Power Systems Management

Join the next generation of specialists who can deliver better energy management in the energy industry, and help reduce our impact on the environment.

On this unique Master's in Energy and Power Systems Management, you'll build on your existing knowledge with up-to-date skills and advanced concepts in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future. You'll follow an industry-accredited learning programme shaped by the sector's needs and practices, guided by our industrial advisory board, and you'll design and deliver a research project specific to your interests in the energy sphere.

Whether you're already working in sustainable electrical power and energy generation or planning to enter the field, you'll graduate in a strong position to pursue a career as an engineer at an advanced level, in the field of energy and power systems management.

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

There's a growing skills shortage in the field of energy and power systems management, so our MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course will give you a great foundation for a successful career in this expanding, dynamic arena.

If you're already a practicing engineer with professional experience, this course is an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and also to familiarise yourself with developments in codes and methods of analysis.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Course Details

The Master's degree program is designed to accommodate students with various responsibilities, including work and family responsibilities. The course structure includes three years of part-time study, 12 months of full-time study starting in September, and 16 months of full-time study starting in January. The final three months will be dedicated to the research project. Full-time study involves 15 hours of teaching time, including lectures and tutorials, and 20 hours of independent study, depending on the modules studied. The program is designed to keep the schedules within a four-hour block each day, allowing students to organize work or self-guided study around it.
Master's study is more specialized than an undergraduate degree, allowing students to focus on a specific topic and work closely with academics committed to the subject. The majority of teaching time will be in-person and face-to-face, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and project work.
Assessment is conducted through written examinations, coursework, laboratory-based project work, and a major project or dissertation. Students can test their skills and knowledge informally before undergoing assessments that count towards their final mark. Feedback on practice and formal assessments is available to help students improve in the future.

Course Modules

Electrical Machines and Drives - 20 credits
Electrical Power Systems Technology - 20 credits
Engineering Management, Economics and Risk Analysis - 20 credits
Renewable and Alternative Energy - 20 credits
Sensors and Measurement Systems - 20 credits
Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems - 20 credits
Individual MSc Project - 60 credits

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