Core modules that run throughout the year will allow you to take part in different lab-based activities and explore different forms of renewable energy as well as how they can be integrated into electricity systems.
You’ll also consider how renewable source-powered generations can be integrated into the grid as well as analysis, design and control of smart energy systems.
You'll complete your studies with modules including Energy Management and Conservation, Electric Power Generation and Distribution and Programming. All of these underpin the knowledge and skills required for this specific course.
The focal point of the degree course is your individual project. Working on a project is incredibly satisfying, allowing you to apply what you’ve learned to a piece of research focusing on a real-world problem, and it can be used to explore and develop your specific interests.
Your supervisor will help you to select a project that is right for you, in an area of your choice. This may give you the chance to work as an integral part of one of our active research institutes, focusing on a specialist topic that motivates you and using the appropriate research methods. This is your chance to make your own contribution to science.
The project will equip you with the independent research and critical thinking skills that you'll draw on throughout your future career.
Recent projects have included:
Power hardware in the loop studies in Microgrid laboratory
Dynamic security assessment of power systems using high performance computing methods
Optimal planning of Microgrids in developing countries
Power Flow Control of a Distribution Network using FACTS Devices
Module Integrated Converters for Photovoltaic Energy Systems
Modelling and Control of Parallel Connected Inverters
Power Regulation in the Power System using an Energy Storage Device
Application of Current Source Converters to Power Flow Control in a Power System
Control of a Renewable Energy System based Microgrid having an Energy Storage System as Backup
Control of a Grid Connected Wind Energy System under Abnormal Operating Conditions
DC-AC Inverter for grid-side connection of an induction generator
Modelling and control of a DC motor simulating a wind turbine
Want to find out more about your modules?
Take a look at the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems module descriptions for more detail on what you'll study.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems MSc (Eng) in the course catalogue
Energy Management and Conservation
Modern Industry Practice
Smart Grid Analysis
Power Electronics and Drives
Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources
Control Systems Design
Electric Power Generation and Distribution
MSc Individual Project
Learning and teaching
Our groundbreaking research feeds directly into teaching, and you’ll have regular contact with staff who are at the forefront of their disciplines, through lectures, laboratory sessions, seminars, examples classes, tutorials and project meetings.
Independent study is also important to the programme. You'll develop your problem-solving and research skills as well as your subject knowledge while studying the modules taught modules and undertaking your project work.
Our School is an exciting and stimulating environment where you'll learn from leading researchers in specialist teaching facilities with high-quality test and measurement equipment. These include our Keysight Technologies Electronics Laboratory and Arm Embedded Systems Laboratory. During your MSc project, you'll be able to work in the NXP Electronics Project Laboratory.
Depending on your project topic, you may also get to work in our specialist research laboratories.
Our Virtual Learning Environment will help to support your studies: it’s a central place where you can find all the information and resources for the School, your programme and your modules.
You can also benefit from support to develop your academic skills, within the curriculum and through online resources, workshops, one-to-one appointments and drop-in sessions.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You'll be assessed using a range of techniques including mini-projects, case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests and coursework assignments.