University of Bath

University of Bath

Electrical Power Systems

This programme gives students the skills and specialist experience required to significantly enhance their career in the electrical power industry. It builds on a long-term involvement with the power industry, the education of power engineers and extensive research work and expertise within the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. It will equip students with the ability to make an immediate engineering contribution to industry in electrical power systems analysis, planning, operation and management. Students will be able to perform in-depth engineering work on defined tasks requiring research, personal project management and innovative thinking. The programme provides its graduates with the underpinning knowledge of business operation and project team working that leads to maximised impact within the industrial setting.

Entry requirements

1st degree (UK 1st or 2.1 or international equivalent) in electronic engineering, telecommunications, physics or maths. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the 4 components).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: power system fundamentals; energy management systems; power system protection; power system plant; control of power systems; project unit 1; transient and overvoltage phenomena, engineering project management; conceptual design group activity; dissertation. Optional modules: power electronics and machines; power markets and economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: Coursework involving laboratory or small project sessions; report writing; laboratory results processing and revision for examinations; project-based learning environment; group projects; individual project preliminary work; individual project leading to dissertation; end-of-course written examinations.

Sponsorship information

Various scholarship opportunities available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Design Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 386447