Imperial College London

Imperial College London

Future Power Networks

Electricity networks all over the world have been going through a transition on an unprecedented scale. There is a vital need for power engineers with advanced knowledge to plan, design and operate a 21st century electricity industry using clean and low carbon energy sources. The Control and Power Research Group (part of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) places research in future technologies for smart and resilient energy networks as its principal focus. The objectives of the MSc programme are to provide the theoretical basis for complex electric power systems with associated design methods and algorithms; to produce graduates equipped to pursue careers that involve design, modelling, analysis and control, and business aspects of bulk electric power supply systems; to offer students from a broad electrical and electronic engineering background the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of electric power systems; to provide a background that will enable graduates to undertake a PhD in Power Engineering.

Entry requirements

We require a 1st class UK Bachelor's degree or equivalent. We would usually be looking for a high 1st class degree with a final year mark of at least 75%.

Course modules

Core modules: smart grid technologies; HVDC technology and control; power system dynamics, stability and control; optimisation. Optional modules: energy business; traffic theory and queueing systems; probability and stochastic processes; digital signal processing and digital filters; spectral estimation and advanced signal processing; stability and control of non-linear systems; design of linear multivariable control systems; estimation and fault detection; systems identification; wavelets and applications; sustainable electrical systems; power system economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based around courseswork and written exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

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