Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 14.5k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 24.3k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:918

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Renewable energy and reduction of carbon emissions are now topping the global environmental agenda. Renewable generation techniques are now producing unfamiliar problems in stability, control and conversion, whilst power distribution networks are reaching their capacity limits. Nevertheless enormous advances in semiconductor power devices and the application of enabling technologies are overcoming these problems. Power is again one of the most active areas in electrical engineering and electronics.
Against this background, the course addresses the fundamentals of renewable energy and shows how solar, wind, wave and other such energy sources can be efficiently integrated into practical power systems.

This advanced course in electrical engineering applied to renewable energy is distinctive in providing a solid, rigorous treatment of core power engineering topics. This comprises of power electronic converters, machines and control reinforced by modules on power system modelling, analysis and power converters, which are specific to renewable energy sources. It also offers a unique set of modules in the efficient generation of electricity from solar, wind and wave power. The integration of renewable generators into micro-grids, with stability analysis and active power management, is also covered. Power electronics design is covered in depth, including conventional and emerging converter topologies and recent advances in semiconductor power devices.

Compulsory modules

* Electronics Industry Dissertation
* Mini Projects and Laboratory
* Grid-Connected Microgeneration Systems
* Micro-grid Laboratory
* Electric Power Generation by Renewable Sources
* Control Systems Design
* Pilot Study
* Research Project

Optional modules (choose one)

* Power Electronics and Drives
* Electric Drives

Optional modules (choose one)

* Advanced Energy Systems
* Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptation
* Climate Change Mitigation

A degree equivalent to a UK upper second class (2:1) honours degree or equivalent in appropriate numerate disciplines usually electronic engineering, but others may be considered.Applicants with a good lower second class (2:2) honours degree and who have relevant experience may also be considered and should not be deterred from applying.We also welcome and accept students with a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.English language requirement: A pass at GCSE level in English language (grade C or above). If English is not your first language, you are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. You will need to meet our minimum requirements for one of the following recognised English language tests: the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Pearson Test of English Academic.

Scholarships worth up to £3,000 available. For more information, please visit our website.

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