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
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
13 Months
Duration:
25 Months
Duration:
22 Months
Start date:
20 September 2021

Specialise in power electronics

That drives the design and control of modern systems

Connect with leading industry

Through field trips or a work placement option

Excellent facilities

Including Engineering, Thermofluids and Aeronautical Laboratories

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.

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.

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.

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.

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

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How can we respond to increasing global energy demand and create a sustainable energy future?

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 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Digital Signal Processing 15 credits
Low Carbon And Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
Modern Power Systems And Protection 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Plastic Electronics 15 credits
Power Converters For Electric Utilities 15 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
Smart Grids: Intelligent Networked Power Engineering 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits

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 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Digital Signal Processing 15 credits
Low Carbon And Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
Modern Power Systems And Protection 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Plastic Electronics 15 credits
Power Converters For Electric Utilities 15 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
Smart Grids: Intelligent Networked Power Engineering 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits

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 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Advanced Digital Signal Processing 15 credits
Low Carbon And Renewable Energy Systems 15 credits
Plastic Electronics 15 credits
Research Methods And Project Management 15 credits
Smart Grids: Intelligent Networked Power Engineering 15 credits
The Professional Engineer (Masters) 15 credits
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Modern Power Systems And Protection 15 credits
Msc Project 60 credits
Power Converters For Electric Utilities 15 credits

Entry requirements

A minimum UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline. If you do not meet this requirement but have significant relevant experience and you can meet the demands of the course, your application will be considered.

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate adequate fluency to undertake the course. A minimum score IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer based) is normally required.

A minimum UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline. If you do not meet this requirement but have significant relevant experience and you can meet the demands of the course, your application will be considered.

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate adequate fluency to undertake the course. A minimum score IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer based) is normally required.

A minimum UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related engineering or technology discipline. If you do not meet this requirement but have significant relevant experience and you can meet the demands of the course, your application will be considered.

If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate adequate fluency to undertake the course. A minimum score IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer based) is normally required.

What are plastic electronics?

What are plastic electronics?

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Prof. Torfeh Shafai talks about his exciting research into plastic electronics.

For equivalent entry requirements in your home country, please see the information on our country pages.

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Facilities

Engineering Laboratories

Packed with state-of-the-art software and hardware resources reflecting current trends in the development of engineering & technology subjects.

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.

Introducing: The Smart Zone

Introducing: The Smart Zone

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Our £1.3m Smart Zone gives students access to the latest 3D printing, VR technology and more.

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 AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

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 & optimisation.

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Professor Torfeh Sadat-Shafai

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's expertise is in smart technologies, wireless sensor networks, digital signal and image processing, mathematical modelling and simulation of engineering systems.

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Professor Hamidreza Gohari Darabkhani

Professor-Low Carbon & Renew Engergy Sys

Hamidreza's expertise lies in conventional and renewable clean energy conversion technologies including carbon capture, thermofluids and more. Hamidreza is also course leader for the Mechanical Engineering MSc.

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Debi Roberts

Course Director

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 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,360 per course £14,500 per course

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,360 per course £14,500 per course

For the course starting on 20 September 2021 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for MSc Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,680 per year of study

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.

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.

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Location Award Study option Start date Apply Link
Stoke-on-Trent campus MSc Full-time 20 September 2021 Apply now

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Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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