University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Advanced Electrical Machines (Power Electronics and Drives)

The deployment of power electronic converters and electrical machines continues to grow at a rapid rate in sectors such as hybrid and all-electric vehicles, aerospace, renewables and advanced industrial automation. In many of these applications, high performance components are combined into sophisticated motion control and energy management systems. This new course will give you a rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the key component technologies and their integration into advanced systems.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 honours degree in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science or a similar field. If you have a 2.2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, we�ll give your application individual consideration. English language requirements- For all courses, overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: power electronic converters; ac machines; permanent magnet machines and actuators; motion control and servo drives; advanced control of electronic drives; energy storage and management; individual project; major research project. Optional modules: power semiconductor devices; advanced computer systems; advanced integrated electronics; advanced signal processing; packaging and reliability of microsystems; electronic communication technologies; systems design.

Assessment methods

Lectures, laboratories, seminars, tutorials and coursework exercises. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Course enquiries
Telephone number: 
0114 222 5442