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Advanced Electrical Machines (Power Electronics and Drives)

The deployment of power electronic converters and electrical machines continues to grow at a rapid rate in sectors such as hybrid and all-electric vehicles, aerospace, renewables and advanced industrial automation. In many of these applications, high performance components are combined into sophisticated motion control and energy management systems. This course will give you a rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the key component technologies and their integration into advanced systems.

Entry requirements

MSc: At least a 2.1 Honours degree in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science or a similar field. Applicants with a 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, are encouraged to apply. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules
Power Electronic Converters; AC Machines; Permanent Magnet Machines and Actuators; Motion Control and Servo Drives; Advanced Control of Electric Drives; Energy Storage and Management; MSc Individual Project; Major Research Project.

Examples of optional modules
Power Semiconductor Devices; Advanced Signal Processing; Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems; Electronic Communication Technologies; Systems Design.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 21,450 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Scotland 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) Wales 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 11,650 (Year 1) England 12 12 Months

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