MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MSc 1Yr FT
    MSc 2Yr PT
    MSc 3Yr PT
  2. Typical offer:
    UK 2.2

Course Overview

MSc Electronics Technology for Sustainable Energy

The Master's course in Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy places strong emphasis on state-of-the-art semiconductor devices and technologies, advanced power electronics and drives, and advanced power systems. The course also covers conventional and renewable energy generation technologies. Exciting new developments such as wide band gap electronics, energy harvesting, solar cells and biofuels are discussed and recent developments in power electronics are highlighted.

Accreditation

MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy at Swansea University is accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as an incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by the Engineering Council in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).  An accredited degree will provide you with some or all of the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills as a Chartered Engineer. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Key Features

The College of Engineering has an international reputation for electrical and electronics research for energy and advanced semiconductor materials and devices.

Greenhouse gas emission and, consequently, global warming are threatening the global economy and world as we know it. A non-rational use of electrical energy largely contributes to these.

Sustainable energy generation and utilisation is a vital industry in today’s energy thirsty world. Energy generation and conversion, in the most efficient way possible, is the key to reducing carbon emissions. It is an essential element of novel energy power generation system and future transportation systems. The core of an energy conversion system is the power electronics converter which in one hand ensures the maximum power capture from any energy source and on another hand controls the power quality delivered to grid. Therefore the converter parameters such as efficiency, reliability and costs are directly affecting the performance of an energy system.  

Transmission and distribution systems will encounter many challenges in the near future. Decentralisation of generation and storage systems has emerged as a promising solution. Consequently, in the near future, a power grid will no longer be a mono-directional energy flow system but a bi-directional one, requiring a much more complex management.

Scholarships: College of Engineering MSc Scholarships.

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MSc 1 Year Full-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EGIM16Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Communication Skills for Research Engineers
EGLM00Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Semiconductor Devices
EGLM01Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Wide Band-gap Electronics
EGLM02Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
EGLM03Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Modern Control Systems
EGLM05Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Advanced Power Systems
EGLM06Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Energy and Power Electronics Laboratory
EGLM07Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Systems with Project
EGLM114Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Computational Case Study in Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy
EGTM71Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Power Generation Systems
EGTM79Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Environmental Analysis and Legislation

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

FHEQ 7 Taught Masters Dissertation
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
EG-D05Semester 3 (Summer Taught)60MSc Dissertation - Electrical Engineering

Description

Modules on the MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy course can vary each year but you could expect to study:  
      
Advanced Power Electronics and Drives
Power Semiconductor Devices
Advanced Power Systems
Energy and Power Engineering Laboratory
Power Generation Systems
Modern Control Systems
Wide Band-Gap Electronics
Environmental Analysis and Legislation
Communication Skills for Research Engineers
MSc Research Project

View the full module listing by downloading the handbook for the  MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy

Entry Requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy course is a first or second class honours degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Physics or a closely related subject.

We welcome applications by prospective students from around the world and look for evidence of previous study that is equivalent to the entry requirements stated above. The Postgraduate Admissions Office are happy to advise you on whether your qualifications are suitable for entry to the course you would like to study. Please email admissions@swansea.ac.uk for further information.

If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification to make sure you get the full benefit from studying at Swansea. We consider a wide range of qualifications, including the Swansea University English Test, the British Council IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 5.5 in each component). A full list of acceptable English Language tests can be found at:
www.swansea.ac.uk/international/students/requirements/english-requirements

 

How To Apply

Apply online and track your application status for the MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy course at www.swansea.ac.uk/applyonline

If you're an international student, find out more about applying for the MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy course www.swan.ac.uk/international/students/apply

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MSc Full-time £7,550 £18,500
MSc Part-time
MSc Part-time £3,800 £9,250

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

The tuition fees for the MSc Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy course do not cover costs incurred personally by the student such as the purchase of books or stationery, printing or photocopying costs.