Electrical Power Systems MSc

1 year, starting in October 2018

Enhance your career options in the electrical power industry with a degree that gives you specialist skills in modern power system networks.

You can boost your knowledge in engineering and contribute to a fast-moving industry on our master's degree.  Our course gives you comprehensive training in aspects of electrical power systems such as quality, energy, protection and electronics.

We have a long-standing reputation as specialist educators of power engineers. Our course draws on the strength of our involvement with the power industry where there is a demand for engineers who can plan and operate safe, efficient and reliable systems. You'll learn how industry tackles these challenges so you have the knowledge to develop your own engineering solutions.

Group projects provide a rewarding opportunity to work in teams to develop problem solving and communication skills. The balanced mix of specialist units, projects and research mean you'll graduate with the theoretical and technical skills to make a positive impact in this field.

You'll have access to facilities specially equipped for your degree. They are designed to be similar to industrial workspaces so you gain an insight into what it is like to work in a professional environment. These include laboratories for superconductivity, optoelectronics and circuit board prototyping. You’ll also have access to dedicated project space and well-equipped computer labs.

You'll learn from academics in our Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into our teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Whether you aspire to go straight into industry, or to continue your studies with a research degree, our master's gives you what you need to take the next step in your career. You will graduate with:

  • skills to perform in-depth engineering work on tasks requiring research, project management and innovative thinking
  • the ability to design and plan a programme of technical work and apply the fundamental principles of electrical power systems to different technical problems
  • knowledge of business operation and project teamwork, to maximise impact within an industrial setting

Some of our graduates have gone on to work in companies such as Guam Power Authority, National Grid and Central Electricity Board. We also encourage our best performing MSc students to continue their studies with us on our PhD programme.

Course structure

This course lasts 1 year. It starts in October 2018 and ends in 2019. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Units

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semester 2

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Laboratory sessions
  • Lectures
  • Online resources
  • Practical sessions
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Attendance
  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Online assessment
  • Oral assessment
  • Practical work
  • Seminar
  • Written examination

Professional accreditations

By studying a course with a professional accreditation, you could have the chance to get workplace experience, learn about new developments in the industry and apply for membership with the accrediting body. You may also be able to apply for jobs in the industry without having to do any more exams.

Student writes in notepad in electronics laboratory
“I have been able to meet and interact with people from all different specialities and walks of life. I have learned so much from every one of them.”
Elizabeth Macharia

MSc Electrical Power Systems (2017)

Read Elizabeth's full case study

Entry requirements

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a high 2:2 or above.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in the UK, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Austria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, diplomstudium or magister with a final overall result of at least gut (2 out of 4).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Czech Republic qualifications

A bakalár or bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 2 out of 4 (C).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

France qualifications

A licence, diplôme d'ingénieur or a maîtrise with a final overall score of at least 13 out of 20.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Germany qualifications

A bachelor’s degree, Diplom or magister artium with a final overall score of at least 2 (gut).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

 

Greece qualifications

A bachelor's degree (Ptychio) or diploma with a final overall score of at least 6.5 - 7.5 out of 10 depending upon the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Italy qualifications

A laurea or laurea in Ingegneria with a final overall score of at least 94 out of 110.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Netherlands qualifications

A bachelor’s degree or doctoraal with a final overall score of at least 6.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Poland qualifications

A licencjat or inżynier with a final overall result of at least 4 (C or Good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Portugal qualifications

A licenciado or diploma de estudos superiores especialiazados (DESE) with a final overall result of at least 14 out of 20 (bom).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Spain qualifications

A titulo de licenciado or titulo de ingeniero with a final overall score of at least 7.0 (notable).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Brazil qualifications

A titulo de bacharel, titulo de (subject area) or licenciado with a final overall score of at least 7.5 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Canada qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B or 70%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

China qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 75% (GPA 3.0) depending on the institution attended.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Egypt qualifications

A bachelor's degree awarded by a university with an overall score of at least 75% (very good).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

India qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a First Class.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Iran qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 13 out of 20 when studied at a state university and 14 out of 20 when studied at a private university.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Jordan qualifications

A bachelor's degree with a final overall result of at least very good (GPA 3.00-3.64 or 75%).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Mexico qualifications

A título de licenciado or título (profesional) de (subject area) with a final overall result of least 8 out of 10.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Nigeria qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least a high 2:2 (58% or above).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Saudi Arabia qualifications

A four-year bachelor’s degree with a final overall result of at least 75% (GPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0 or 3.0 out of 4.0).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

South Africa qualifications

A bachelor's (honours) degree with a final result of at least a 2:1.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.
If within the last 2 years, you completed your degree in a country where English is the official first language, you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Thailand qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall GPA of at least 3.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

United States of America qualifications

A bachelor’s degree with a final overall score of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (B).

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Other qualifications

We welcome applications from graduates from all countries so if you can’t see your country in the list, please contact our admissions team for advice about your specific entry requirements.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in electronic engineering, electrical engineering or electrical power systems.   We will also consider other engineering undergraduate degrees.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for postgraduate courses.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Electrical Power Systems
  • Final award
    MSc
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    TEEE-AFM01
  • UK/EU application deadline
    31 August 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    30 June 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Admissions
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225385115

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