University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Energy and Power Systems Management

Overview The energy industry urgently needs the next generation of specialists who can deliver better energy management and help reduce our impact on the environment. If you're ready for the challenge ahead, our MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course is for you. On this course, you'll use your previous knowledge and skills to improve renewable energy, and the efficiency of power generation. You'll unpack up-to-date skills and learn advanced concepts in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future. Whether you're a recent graduate or a professional already working in the field of sustainable electrical power and energy generation, once you complete the course, you'll be in a strong position to pursue a career as an engineer at an advanced level, in the field of energy and power systems management. You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January). What you'll experience On this course you'll: Hear from guest speakers who are experts in the industry Learn about Electrical Power Systems Technology, Electrical Machines and Drives, Smart Grid Fundamentals, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Nuclear Technology and Energy Management, Economics and Risk Analysis Improve your skills in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future Use computational tools to understand the design of sustainable electrical power systems and networks and regulatory frameworks Critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in energy and power systems management Bring together your technical and non-technical knowledge, to solve problems of a complex nature Learn in a challenging and stimulating environment, with specialist experimental and computational facilities dedicated to Power System Engineering Work experience and career planning We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the energy sector. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. Careers and opportunities There's a growing skills shortage in the field of energy and power systems management, so our MSc Energy and Power Systems Management degree course will give you a great foundation for a successful career in this expanding, dynamic arena. If you're already a practicing engineer with professional experience, this course is an opportunity to update your knowledge of current design practice and also to familiarise yourself with developments in codes and methods of analysis. We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Entry requirements

MSc: A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

You will study several key topics and complete a four-month individual project in which you apply your knowledge to a significant, in-depth piece of analysis or design. Projects are tailored to your individual interests and may take place in our own laboratories or, by agreement, in industry. Experts from Industry (STS Nuclear) deliver part of the course as visiting lecturers, bringing professional expertise and industry-relevant material to the programme. Here are the units you will study: Power Systems Technology: This unit provides an in-depth overview of contemporary electrical power systems. It covers the elements of electrical power systems including generation, transmission and distribution in the mixed energy source paradigm. Electrical Machines and drives: Provides an in-depth overview of the operational principles and physical design of DC and AC electrical machines as well as broad understanding of concepts of power electronics and power electronic converters, so that you can describe their application and selection criteria. You will develop an understanding of the issues present in converter design, including the impact of physical layout and heat dissipation. Energy Systems: Focuses on the techniques and principles of operation of thermodynamics and combustion systems, as well as the provision and management of energy. It also focuses on power generation and combined systems, BioMass processers application of heat and fluid transfer. Renewable and Alternative Energy: Provides an in-depth coverage of the principles of renewable and alternative energy systems: Winds, Solar, BioMass, Geothermal, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Technologies and Nuclear Energy. Nuclear Technology: A study of nuclear engineering including the theory of atomic and nuclear physics, methods and benefits of generating electricity from nuclear power plants, and the effects of ionising radiation. The nuclear fuel cycle and the associated environmental impacts are also considered. The development of international guidance on nuclear and radiological safety and a comparison of national regulatory structures are analysed. The importance of safety cultures, safety behaviours and safety cases is a key element throughout this module. Energy Management: The unit is specifically designed to provide the students with the basic of economical analysis and evaluation of energy projects and asset management as well as risk and hazard assessment, comprising legislation, hazard identification and quantification, quantified risk analyses, methods of elimination/mitigation, economic appraisal of integrated renewable, and petroleum projects; with numerous pertinent case studies.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment: You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials (personal and academic), laboratory sessions and project work. The course has a strong practical emphasis and you will spend a significant amount of time in our Energy, Power systems and Electronic laboratories. How are you assessed? A range of assessment methods encourages a deeper understanding of engineering and allows you to develop your skills. Here's how we assess your work: written examinations, coursework, laboratory-based project work, a major individual project/dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,300 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 2,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (EU) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 15,900 per Year 1 (International) 16 Months
MSc Full-time January 2020 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 16 Months

Campus details

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Main Site PO1 2UP South East

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