University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Power Electronics and Machines and Drives

This course has been designed to equip electrical engineers with the knowledge and skills that are required to design modern PEMD systems, it includes the fundamentals of electrical machine and power electronics design, system integration, control, energy management and protection. The course is designed for students to build up a solid foundation in the relevant technologies and integrate these in systems. Eight taught course modules (four in each semester) are offered between September and April, followed by an individual research project from May onwards.

Entry requirements

A 1st Class or upper 2nd Class Honours degree is required, or the overseas equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to electrical energy conversion systems; principles of power electronics; modelling of electrical machines; analysis and modelling of electrical systems; design of electrical machines; design and control of electrical drives; advanced power electronics; feasibility study.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on project work.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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0161 306 4822