Energy and Power Systems Management MSc
MSc Energy and Power Systems Management
The energy industry urgently needs the next generation of specialists who can deliver better energy management and help reduce our impact on the environment. If you're ready for the challenge ahead, our MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course is for you.
On this course, you'll use your previous knowledge and skills to improve renewable energy, and the efficiency of power generation. You'll unpack up-to-date skills and learn advanced concepts in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future.
Whether you're a recent graduate or a professional already working in the field of sustainable electrical power and energy generation, once you complete the course, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career as an engineer at an advanced level, in the field of energy and power systems management.
You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January).
What you'll experience
On this course you'll:
- Hear from guest speakers who are experts in the industry
- Learn about Electrical Power Systems Technology, Electrical Machines and Drives, Smart Grid Fundamentals, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Nuclear Technology and Energy Management, Economics and Risk Analysis
- Improve your skills in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future
- Use computational tools to understand the design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks and regulatory frameworks
- Critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in energy and power systems management
- Bring together your technical and non-technical knowledge, to solve problems of a complex nature
- Learn in a challenging and stimulating environment, with specialist experimental and computational facilities dedicated to Power System Engineering
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the energy sector.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
Careers and opportunities
There's a growing skills shortage in the field of energy and power systems management, so our MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course will give you a great foundation for a successful career in this expanding, dynamic arena.
If you're already a practicing engineer with professional experience, this course is an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and also to familiarise yourself with developments in codes and methods of analysis.
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
- A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
- English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
Tuition fees (September 2019 start)
UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man student
- Full-time – £8,700
- Part-time – £2,900 per year (may be subject to annual increase)
- Full-time – £15,900
- Part-time– £5,300 per year (subject to annual increase)
Additional course costs
These course-related costs aren’t included in the tuition fees. So you’ll need to budget for them when you plan your spending.
Our accommodation section shows your accommodation options and highlights how much it costs to live in Portsmouth.
You’ll study up to 6 units a year. You may have to read several recommended books or textbooks for each unit.
You can borrow most of these from the Library. If you buy these, they may cost up to £60 each.
We recommend that you budget £75 a year for photocopying, memory sticks, DVDs and CDs, printing charges, binding and specialist printing.
If your final year includes a major project, there could be cost for transport or accommodation related to your research activities. The amount will depend on the project you choose.
What you'll study on this MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course
Each unit on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study units worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 units worth 30 credits and 1 unit worth 60 credits.
Core units include:
- Electrical Power Systems Technology
- Electrical Machines and Drives
- Smart Grid Fundamentals
- Renewable and Alternative Energy
- Nuclear Technology
- Energy Management, Economics and Risk Analysis
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional units may not run every year. If a unit doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative unit.
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).
ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:
- academic writing
- note taking
- time management
- critical thinking
- presentation skills
- working in groups
- revision, memory and exam techniques
Teaching on this course includes:
- laboratory sessions
- project work
How you'll spend your time
Each academic year is divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:
- September to December – teaching block 1
- January – assessment period 1
- January to mid-May – teaching block 2 (includes Easter break)
- Mid-May to early June – assessment period 2
Most teaching takes place during the day, on Thursdays, Fridays and very occasionally on Saturdays. You may occasionally need to go to University and course events in the evenings and at weekends.
How you're assessed
- written examinations
- laboratory-based project work
- a major project or dissertation
You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.
You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.
Admissions terms and conditionsWhen you accept an offer to study with us, you also agree to our terms and conditions as well as the University’s policies, rules and regulations. You should read and consider these before you apply.
Apply for this course using our online application form.
If you're from outside of the UK, you can apply directly to us or you can get an agent to help with your application. Check your country page for details of agents in your region. To find out what to include in your application, head to the how to apply page of our international students section.
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