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.
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.
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
Engineering Business Case Studies and Ethics
Business Information Systems
Advanced Project Management
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.
"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."
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.
Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.