Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc

You will study 180 credits in total during your Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc(Eng). A standard module is typically worth 15 credits and the research project is worth 60 credits. These are the modules studied in 2019. If you are starting in September 2020, these will give you a flavour of the modules you are likely to study. All Modules are subject to change.

Compulsory modules

Modern Industry Practice - 15 credits
This module aims to engage students in developing a detailed understanding of the global engineering industry and assist them with their career plans.

Mini-projects and Laboratory - 15 credits
Provides experience of practical electronics and measurement techniques. Laboratory work covers measurement and sampling techniques, PCB design and assembly, and embedded systems.

Smart Grid Analysis - 15 credits 
This module introduces you to the concepts behind future sustainable electricity systems with increased penetration of distributed microgenerators.

Power Electronics and Drives - 15 credits
Provides you an opportunity to explore the applications of power electronics for modern electrical systems with and without renewable energy sources. This module also gives you the chance to develop your skills in analysing, designing, simulating and evaluating various power converters. 

Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources - 15 credits
This module provides you with knowledge and understanding of power generation technology from renewable sources, particularly wind and solar power. It describes how renewable energy sources can be employed and how they are integrated into electricity systems. It covers the control and management of photovoltaic and wind power generation systems comprising power converters and energy storage components.

Control Systems Design - 15 credits
Control system design and analysis are essential in power generation and distribution, as in almost all engineering applications. This module treats the fundamentals of control systems, including stability theory, lead-lag compensators, PID controllers and their tuning.

MSc Individual Project - 60 credits
This module will require you to define an experimental research investigation or design problem, and conduct the investigation, or develop a design solution, by employing the knowledge and skills gained in both previous and current studies.

Optional modules

Energy Management and Conservation - 15 credits
Provides students with the knowledge and skills required for efficient utilisation and management of energy services in industrial and commercial applications.

Electric Power Generation and Distribution - 15 credits 
This module gives you an understanding of the various layers and components in modern electric power networks, of how power systems are operated in technical and economic terms as well as of the technological changes power systems will be facing in the years to come. 

Programming - 15 credits
Develops competence in computer programming, using both Matlab and c.

The full list of module information can be read in the course catalogue.