Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

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Award

MSc

Key facts

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time, January start
Study option:
Full-time, September start
Study option:
Full-time, September start, with a placement year
Duration:
17 Months
Duration:
13 Months
Duration:
25 Months
Start date:
27 January 2025

Specialise in power electronics

That drives the design and control of modern systems

Excellent facilities

Including Engineering, Thermofluids and Aeronautical Laboratories

REF 2021

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading” (Engineering)

Be at the forefront of the power evolution with a focus on power electronics in electricity utility systems to become a true power electronic engineer.

The Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems  MSc will provide you with expertise and practical experience in the application of engineering as part of the latest technological developments and increasing use of power electronics.

The theme of power electronics runs through the course options in its application to modern technologies such as renewable energy systems and the development of embedded generation and micro grids.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading industry as part of the course, on field trips and as an industry placement option.

Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)

We’re extremely proud of the results for our Engineering research submissions:

75% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding”

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”

The Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems  MSc will provide you with expertise and practical experience in the application of engineering as part of the latest technological developments and increasing use of power electronics.

The theme of power electronics runs through the course options in its application to modern technologies such as renewable energy systems and the development of embedded generation and micro grids.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading industry as part of the course, on field trips and as an industry placement option.

Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)

We’re extremely proud of the results for our Engineering research submissions:

75% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding”

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”

The Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems  MSc will provide you with expertise and practical experience in the application of engineering as part of the latest technological developments and increasing use of power electronics.

The theme of power electronics runs through the course options in its application to modern technologies such as renewable energy systems and the development of embedded generation and micro grids.

You will have the opportunity to work with leading industry as part of the course, on field trips and as an industry placement option.

Research Excellence Frame work 2021 (REF 2021)

We’re extremely proud of the results for our Engineering research submissions:

75% of research impact is recognised as “very considerable” or “outstanding”

87% of research outputs are rated “internationally excellent” or “world leading”

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Course content

The theme of the award is power electronics in the electrical supply industry. You will study four modules each semester. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of a project.

The theme of the award is power electronics in the electrical supply industry. You will study four modules each semester. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of a project.

The theme of the award is power electronics in the electrical supply industry. You will study four modules each semester. The MSc will be awarded on successful completion of a project.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

IET Accredited Programme

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council (partial CEng).

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons), accredited for CEng, will have satisfied the educational requirement for CEng registration.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

IET Accredited Programme

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council (partial CEng).

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons), accredited for CEng, will have satisfied the educational requirement for CEng registration.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to comply with full CEng registration requirements.

IET Accredited Programme

Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology on behalf of the Engineering Council (partial CEng).

The MSc will meet, in part, the exemplifying academic benchmark requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Accredited MSc graduates who also have a BEng(Hons), accredited for CEng, will have satisfied the educational requirement for CEng registration.

Precious Omorogbe - MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Precious Omorogbe - MSc Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Msc Individual Project 60 credits
Show 1 optional module

Entry requirements

At least a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering or Power Engineering. Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS Academic with overall 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each band.

At least a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering or Power Engineering. Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS Academic with overall 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each band.

At least a 2:2 undergraduate honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering discipline, such as Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering or Power Engineering. Alternatively, if you have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

If your first language is not English a minimum score of IELTS Academic with overall 6.0 and no less than 5.5 in each band.

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Facilities

Careers

Career prospects for Electrical Engineers are excellent given a shortage worldwide. Prospects are particularly good in renewables due to the upward trend in investment in this sector.

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

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Precious Omorogbe - The benefits of postgraduate study

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Teaching and assessment

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our Student Inclusion Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

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Staff

Dr Alison Griffiths

Associate Professor

Alison's expertise includes smart grids and their protection and renewable integration, smart homes, wireless sensor network design, implementation and optimisation.

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Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

Emeritus Professor

Torfeh's expertise lies in plastic electronics, Photovoltaics, Experimental Physics, Electronic Material; Thin Films Technology and Optoelectronics. Torfeh is also course leader for Advanced Technology MSc

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Dr Anas Amjad

Course Director

Anas is Course Director for Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His expertise lies in the use of smart systems for a diverse range of applications, such as smart healthcare, smart homes, smart cities etc.

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Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Energy Sys

Prof Gohari Darabkhani has focused his research and industry collaborations on technologies and projects that directly contribute to resolving current major issues in the energy industry to achieving net-zero emission targets by 2050.

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Debi Roberts

Interim Head Of Department

Debi has a keen interest in Automotive and Aeronautical Aerodynamics, Engine Design and Engineering History (Automotive and Aeronautical).

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Fees

For the course starting on 27 January 2025 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Full-time, January start
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £10,300 per course £16,750 per course

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Full-time, January start
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £10,300 per course £16,750 per course

For the course starting on 23 September 2024 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Full-time, January start
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £10,300 per course £16,750 per course

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you've previously completed a Staffordshire University undergraduate degree (excluding HND and foundation degrees) you may be entitled to a discount of up to 25% off your course fees for any subsequent postgraduate taught course (terms apply, see the alumni discount page for details). If you have any questions about how this relates to you, please contact feesandbursaries@staffs.ac.uk.

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Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Travel, and accommodation costs incurred by compulsory trips and visits away from the University that are directly linked to the learning requirements of a specific module.

The use of all laboratories, workshops and specialist facilities relating to the course of study.

Heavily discounted tuition fees during the (optional) placement year.

Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

The estimated cost of text books over the duration of the course. All essential text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies.

Travel, subsistence, entrance fees etc. incurred by optional trips and visits away from the University related to the course.

Dependent on a student’s choice of final year project, some additional costs may be incurred for materials to support the development and delivery of the project.

Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

Providing you are studying towards a full Masters qualification you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,570 to help with tuition fees, maintenance and other associated costs. Student loans are available for many of our postgraduate degrees and are provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC). The loan can cover a wide range of postgraduate study options; part-time, full-time and distance learning. 

For more information and how to apply visit masters loan.

Our students

I strongly feel that the course at Staffs Uni has a highly structured program because it provides the right balance between theory and research. It gave me ample opportunities to apply my knowledge in research-related platforms and test it on real-world problems. 

Aniruddh Jayan

MSc Automotive Engineering

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