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Smart Grids and Power Systems MSc

Smart Grids and Power Systems MSc

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Full time | De Montfort University | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Electrical Engineering (General) Energy Engineering

Course type


Course Summary


Smart Grids & Power Systems MSc will give you an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues in electrical power systems and smart grid concepts and will develop your knowledge of experimental and computer modelling techniques for the design and operation of electrical smart grids. The course will enhance your understanding of the structure and operation of systems such as electricity transmission & distribution networks, renewable sources of energy, electricity markets, and will introduce you to advanced computational, mathematical, measurement and analysis tools and techniques, for intelligent data analysis in the field of smart grids.

The course is informed by research from the Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) and the School of Computer Science so that you develop industry-relevant and up-to-date knowledge and expertise.

This course is suitable for recent graduates in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and from related engineering and physical science backgrounds, and as well as professionals with relevant industry experience.

Key features

Be taught by experts. With more than 30-year’s research experience, our Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD) research and teaching staff provide you with a unique opportunity to learn from scientists actively involved in furthering knowledge and sharing expertise.
Access specialist facilities including a dedicated Smart Grid Laboratory designed for the study of core elements of the Electrical Power Grid, including Renewable Sources of Energy, and the Development of Electric Vehicle Components, as well as computer labs equipped with industry-standard Power System Analysis software.
Prepare for a career in, or take the first step in pursuing a PhD and an academic career in Electrical Smart Grids and Power Engineering.
Choose to undertake a year-long work placement*, gaining valuable experience to develop your practical and professional skills and enhance your employability.
Enjoy an international experience with DMU Global to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.
Make the course fit around you, with full-time or part time study options available.

Graduate careers

The series of specialist modules in this degree programme have been designed to include knowledge and skills required in the electrical power engineering sector. Students will have the ability to work in areas of generation, transmission and distribution of power; areas of smart grid design, research and development; electricity markets and active consumer participation; policy making and intelligent data analysis in the smart grid sector.

Graduate careers exist in the electricity sector and power system industries, consultancy firms, network operators, renewable energy companies, regulatory agencies and other power-sector related companies.


Explores the modelling and analysis of various components and processes in electrical power systems; covering all aspects of generation, transmission & distribution. Starting with the fundamental concepts of per unit, load flow and short circuit analysis, advanced operational aspects such as security constrained optimal power flow, current & voltage protection and operation of power flow controllers will be introduced. Concepts of voltage control, power factor control and further issues related to distribution systems such as harmonic mitigation will be studied with the aid of software and hardware-based experiments. The second part of the module delves into the smart grid concept, touching upon latest developments and technological advances in the sector, such as Integration of Renewable Energy Sources, Active Network Management, Intelligent Data analysis, Decentralized and Intelligent operation, New Market structures and Active Participation from consumers and producers of energy. Concepts of Microgrids, Demand Response Schemes, Forecasting and Scheduling are some of the additional topics covered under the Smart Grid paradigm.

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Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in an engineering-related subject. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. If you have no formal academic qualifications but do have extensive industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a university with a rich heritage, providing students with high-class further education options for over 150 years. Situated in the centre of Leicester, a thriving midlands location, students benefit from excellent facilities not only on campus but also when seeking leisure time in the surrounding region. Students at DMU are able to choose from a wide range of postgraduate courses, all of which are...more