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Advanced Power Engineering MSc

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Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Energy Engineering

Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

The two-year MSc programme in Advanced Power Engineering is designed to train power engineers in the most current developments in the field, and help them develop fundamental and applied research skills through a combination of:

  • taught modules
  • workshops
  • a comprehensive research dissertation carried out during the second year of the programme
  • support from the internationally-leading experts of the Institute for Energy Systems

Our academics regularly lead or participate in large, multi-institutional and multi-national research projects in the area of electrical power engineering. The learning experience is augmented by a number of supporting activities delivered throughout the duration of the programme.

How will I learn?

Graduates will be equipped with specialised knowledge associated with the individual modules within the programme. You will develop a deep understanding of advanced power engineering concepts fostered throughout the programme and obtained from the supplementary training activities, study projects and the 2nd year research project.

The first year of the programme develops from fundamental topics and research tools and techniques in electrical power engineering, to specialist courses on emerging technologies and advanced numerical methods for power engineering problems.

Research project

Following the summer break, the second year of the programme is fully dedicated to the Masters research project.

In close collaboration with academics and researchers of the Institute for Energy Systems, you will put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired during the first year, in application to an actual power engineering problem.

For the research project there is an option to carry it out within either:

one of our power research groups, working alongside academics and researchers of the Institute for Energy Systems
an industrial placement at a collaborating company in the power sector


The MSc in Advanced Power Engineering has been accredited by the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), one the largest professional engineering bodies in the world.

Your MSc in Advanced Power Engineering can therefore count against the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) in the UK.

Chartered Engineers not only have a firm grasp of the underpinning knowledge of their field, but also possess the required professional skills to excel in the modern engineering environment.

Accredited programmes undergo continuous and robust quality review by the IET, and are internationally recognised for their quality of the education they provide.

Career opportunities

Power Engineering is one of the most in-demand professions in the UK and worldwide. Graduates from our MSc programmes go on to a wide range of activities.

Graduates return to jobs and academia in their own countries, or take up employment with well-known companies in Scotland, the UK and elsewhere in the world, for example with:

energy consultancies
energy utilities
engineering or construction companies
renewable energy developers.


Distributed Energy Resources and Smart Grids
Power Engineering Fundamentals
Engineering Research Methods with Grand Challenge
Principles of wind energy
Power Systems Engineering and Economics
Solar Energy & Photovoltaic Systems
Advanced Power Electronics and Machines
Research Project: Advanced Power Engineering Dissertation

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 degree, or international equivalent, in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering. Applicants with different academic backgrounds may be considered but we expect you to have passed at least two power engineering related courses with marks equivalent to UK 2:1 as a minimum. Examples of relevant courses are power electronics, power systems, electric machines, control engineering, renewable energy etc. This requirement may be partially met by relevant industrial experience; applicants with non-standard backgtrounds may be considered on a case-by-case basis.