Electrical Power Engineering, MSc

Electrical Power Engineering, MSc

This programme provides an opportunity to specialise in the field of electrical power. It builds on a first degree in electrical/electronic engineering and explores how modern power systems from drives to power distribution are designed and implemented. This programme develops technical skills and knowledge at an advanced level, as well as developing the professional, analytical and management skills of students. This programme includes a major research project. Many of the projects reflect the key interests of the Faculty, such as power electronics, renewable and alternative energy systems. There is the opportunity for projects to be derived from our industrial links, and a number are proposed by students, reflecting their own personal interests or experience.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide an enhanced base of knowledge and current and reflective practice necessary to initiate a career in electrical engineering at the professional level
  • To enhance specialist knowledge in the area of electrical engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • To further develop improved skills of independent learning and critical appraisal
  • To develop an extensive insight into industrial applications and requirements
  • To develop an extensive insight of management issues relating to engineering business
  • To develop a comprehensive knowledge of leading-edge ICT tools and techniques in electrical engineering
  • To provide the ability to progress to the next level of study.


Engineering Science


Medway Campus


1 year full-time
2 years part-time
September or January start

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A degree (2.2 or above) in electrical and/or electronic engineering or an equivalent qualification.

* Students without a first degree but with professional and vocational experience (e.g. Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer status) may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme.

* Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no skill less than 5.5.


Students are assessed through examinations, case studies, assignments, practical work and a dissertation.

Career options

Graduates can pursue a wide variety of opportunities exist for electrical power engineers in both the power supply sector and large industrial consumers.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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