University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems

This course has been developed by 4 European universities in partnership with 16 major international companies/organisations to respond to key challenges facing the energy sector, which are: the development of new energy sources and understanding their implications on power systems; identifying methods to reduce CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency and using cleaner energy sources. 1 solution explored on this course is the development of electric and hybrid electric vehicles to help reduce CO2 emissions and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels. The course also looks at electrical power systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability issues. Students investigate: the management of generation technologies, particularly renewable energy sources; grid connection interfaces including electronic power converters; transport and distribution systems, including smart grids and micro-grid concept; the impact of electrical transportation systems (EV/HEV) on the electrical network; power electronics applications for EV/HEV.

Entry requirements

2.1 (or international equivalent) in electrical and/or electronic engineering. English language requirements: IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course modules

Modules include: design of analogue controllers using Root Locus Method; closed loop performance and frequency response; microprocessor implementation; practical problems in digital control; design of digital controllers using z-plane techniques; practice with computer aided design (CAD) package.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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