Electrical Power Engineering With Business

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Course duration: 12 months full time (Oct-Sep)

This full-time course recognises the need for graduates with skills to address the world’s major issues in electrical energy and power systems. It offers an integrated programme targeted at graduates concerned with the design, operation and analysis of power supply systems, power plant, renewables and industrial electrical equipment in the context of a liberalised power supply industry, globalised markets and environmental drivers.

The course provides the advanced level of knowledge and understanding required for challenging, well paid and exciting careers in the dynamic and high growth electrical power and renewable energy sectors.  Employment prospects are excellent, with recent graduates operating in power engineering consultancy, global power utilities (generation, supply and distribution), the renewable energy sector and manufacturing.

The course is fully accredited by the professional body, the Institution for Engineering and Technology (IET).

MSc programmes are CEng accredited. These programmes fulfil the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme or equivalent.

Course Curriculum

Two semesters of compulsory and optional taught modules are followed by a three-month practical research project in your chosen specialist area. Opportunities exist to conduct this through the Department's competitive MSc industrial internships.

Compulsory modules

  •      Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
  •      High Voltage Technology & EMC
  •      Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
  •      Assignment & Professional Studies 

Optional modules (two to be chosen)

  •      Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
  •      Wind Energy & Distributed Energy Resources
  •      Wind Power Control & Operation
  •      Software Engineering
  •      Engineering Business Case Studies and Ethics
  •      Business Information Systems
  •      Advanced Project Management
Course Delivery

Courses are taught by a blend of lectures, tutorials and practical laboratories. Advanced technical engineering expertise is developed in parallel with communication, project management and leadership skills, all of which are vital for your future career.  Assessment techniques include written assignments, exams and practical team-based and individual projects.

You have access to our extensive computing network, and purpose built teaching spaces equipped with the latest technologies.  Interaction with Industry is provided through teaching seminars and networking events, and we deliver weekly seminars to support your learning and career development.  Course tutors are available to address individual concerns.

Recent Graduates

"Three words to describe my experience as an MSc student at Strathclyde University - challenging, inspiring and exciting. Glaswegian people have been very friendly and helpful."



Nurhazwani Binti Zamli


"The degree course not only covered the technical aspects but also the business and economics of the electricity market. During my studies I learned about the role that the power engineer has with the environment and how he/she can contribute to a greener future. In addition understanding the regulations and legislation to ensure that this happens."

Udaibir Singh

How to apply

Applications for September 2014 entry are now open and can be made online by selecting 'Apply' at the bottom of the page of your chosen course.

Applications will not be considered until all supporting documentation (academic transcripts, proof of english proficiency, references, immigration requirements) has been provided. Completed applications are considered by the Postgraduate Academic Selectors and decisions made on a rolling basis.

We are happy to respond to individual enquiries, so please get in touch if you have any questions. Enquiries can be made with Elaine Black, Postgraduate Admissions Secretary.

for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc electrical power engineering with business (Admission Code : EEMSC1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2016 entry to full-time MSc electrical power engineering with business (Admission Code : EEMSC1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Entry Requirements

A first or good second-class Honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in electronic, electrical  or communications engineering, or a related subject from a recognised academic institution.

Key Contacts

PG Admissions Assistant
Ms Elaine Black
Tel: +44 (0)141 548 2170