University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Electrical Power Systems

This course produces graduates with skills and knowledge who are capable of leading in teams involved in the operation; control; design; and economic analysis of the electrical power systems and networks of the future: smart grids.

Entry requirements

2nd Class Honours degree in electrical engineering, electronic engineering or physics from a university of high international standing. IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band; TOEFL IBT: 82 overall with no less than 19 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 21 in Speaking, 19 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): PTE Academic 51 in all 4 skills.

Course modules

Core modules: introductory module for electrical power systems; power system economics; intelligent systems; power system operation and control; HVDC and FACTS; MSc Project. Optional modules: small embedded systems; embedded digital signal; processing computer and comms networks.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of written examination and course work.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 18,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,825 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 9,450 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005