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Wind Energy Systems

This MSc is for ambitious engineering graduates who wish to strengthen, lead and transform the high-growth global wind energy industry.

This course offers engineering graduates the opportunity to study at one of Europe's largest and leading University power and energy technology groups - the Institute for Energy & Environment.

The Institute is home to over 200 staff and researchers conducting strategic and applied research in the key technical and policy aspects of energy systems. It also houses the UK’s only Government funded Centres for Doctoral Training in Wind & Marine Energy Systems, and Future Power Networks and Smart Grids, both of which are dedicated to pioneering research and advanced skills training.

On this course you'll develop and enhance your technical expertise of wind energy and deepen your understanding of the engineering, political and economic contexts of wind power. This course will provide you with an advanced level of knowledge to address the current and future challenges of this exciting and dynamic sector.

With links to key UK and global business and industry energy partners, you’ll have unique access to companies at the forefront of wind energy developments.

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent qualification in electronic, electrical or mechanical engineering or related discipline (physics, mechatronics, control or systems engineering) from a recognised academic institution.

English language requirements

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 classes

  • Wind Turbine Control
  • Assignment & Professional Studies
  • Power Systems & Wind Integration
  • Wind Turbine Technology

Elective classes

Choose at least three from the following list:

  • Power Electronics, Machines & Applications
  • Power System Design, Operation & Protection
  • Advanced Power System Analysis & Protection
  • High Voltage Technology & Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Power Electronics for Energy & Drive Control
  • Power System Economics, Markets & Asset Management
  • Inspection & Survey
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Summer

  • MSc Research Project / Internship

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment techniques are used throughout the course. You'll complete at least six modules. 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.

Assessment of the summer research project/internship consists of four elements, with individual criteria (an interim report, poster presentation, final report and conduct).

Fees

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 12 Months

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