University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Wind Energy Systems

This one-year full time taught MSc programme will give you the chance to develop your technical expertise at one of Europe's leading wind, power systems and energy technology University groups - The Institute for Energy and Environment. The Institute, based within the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, is home to over 200 staff and researchers conducting strategic and applied research in the key technical and policy aspects of energy systems and houses the UK's only Wind Energy Systems Centre for Doctoral Training dedicated to pioneering research and advanced skills training in wind energy. Research activities within these groups underpin our teaching programmes, and individual modules of this MSc are delivered by leaders in the wind and energy fields. The course will develop and enhance your technical expertise of wind energy and deepen your understanding of the engineering, political and economic contexts of wind power. It will provide you with the advanced level of knowledge to address the current and future challenges of this exciting and dynamic sector. With our unrivalled links to key UK, global business and industry energy partners, you will have unique access to companies at the forefront of wind energy developments.

Entry requirements

All students are admitted as prospective MChem Honours students.The entry requirements differ depending on the course and are largely a reflection of whether the course carries single or dual professional accreditation. The grades specified should be understood as minimum entry requirements that may be raised at times of exceptional demand. If it is necessary to do this, the higher standard will be applied fairly to the complete applicant field in any given year.

Course modules

Core modules: wind turbine technology; wind turbine control; power systems and wind integration; assignment and professional studies. Elective modules: socio-economics of energy systems; wind turbine power conversion; power electronics, machines and applications; power system design, operation and protection; advanced power system analysis and protection; power electronics for energy and drive control; power system economics, markets and asset management; mechanical systems and turbine design.


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

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

Telephone number: 
0141 548 3195