University of Strathclyde

Advanced Electrical Power Engineering

To be an effective power engineer you need a good knowledge of underpinning technologies and user and application requirements. You also require a firm understanding of the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within.

This course brings together advanced expertise in all aspects of electrical energy and power systems, complemented by studies in electricity markets and power systems economics.

The course is designed to provide the advanced training you need for a career in the dynamic power and energy sectors.

Entry requirements

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

Candidates whose first language is not English or who have not undertaken their undergraduate course in the UK must possess a recent UKBA-recognised English qualification.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Advanced power system analysis and protection; high voltage technology and electromagnetic compatibility; power electronics for energy and drive control; power system economics; markets and asset management; wind energy and distributed energy resources; assignment and professional studies; research project.

Elective classes: Digital signal processing principles; information transmission and security; communications networks; control principles; control techniques; software engineering.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the course. You'll complete at least six modules in Year 1. Each module has a combination of written assignments, individual and group reports, oral presentations, practical lab work and, where appropriate, an end-of-term exam.


Course fees for Scottish and EU students are £5,500. For students from the rest of the UK, course fees are £9,000. Course fees for international students are £18,000.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 18,000 (Year 1) International 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Northern Ireland 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) Scotland 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) Wales 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) England 24 24 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 5,500 (Year 1) EU 24 24 Months

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