University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering

This course provides a solid grounding in generation; transmission; and distribution engineering in addition to considering the wider issues of energy, renewable generation and sustainability. The programme is particularly relevant for students considering a career in the electrical power industry. It is designed to meet a growing specific industrial need: the development of future power engineers capable of meeting the challenge of providing secure sustainable energy to consumers in the mot efficient and cost-effective way possible.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline for example electrical or electronics and electrical engineering. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (6 in each competency) or Internet-based TOEFL 92 (21 in each competency)

Course modules

Semester 1: power systems analysis; power generation - technology and impact on society; transmission and distribution; fundamental principles of energy. Semester 2: advanced electrical materials; high voltage insulation systems; power electronics for dc transmission; mechanical power transmission, vibrations; green electronics; nuclear energy technology; renewable energy from environmental flows; bioenergy; energy resources and the environment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Physical Sciences and Engineering
Telephone number: 
023 8059 2630