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Develop the skills and knowledge to design and develop our future energy networks.
This course considers all aspects of sustainable energy generation and the issues concerned with bulk electrical energy transport to the ultimate user.
It will give you a solid grounding in generation, transmission and distribution engineering, in addition to considering the wider issues of:
- renewable generation
This course is particularly relevant for students who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.
- The Guardian University Guide 2014 shows the University of Southampton top in the UK for Electronics and Electrical Engineering
- The Complete University Guide 2014 shows our Electrical and Electronic Engineering ranked third in the UK
- Southampton is ranked in the top 51-100 universities for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the 2014 QS World Rankings
This programme provides an excellent base for students considering a career in the electrical power industry.
Graduates from our MSc programme are employed worldwide in leading companies at the forefront of technology. ECS runs a dedicated careers hub which is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies like IBM, ARM, Microsoft Research, Imagination Technologies, Nvidia, Samsung and Google to name a few.
The programme has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the structure to suit your own interests. You can choose areas that reflect your personal interests and work on an individual project. You will however, also take a number of compulsory modules to ensure you are exposed to key topics in all areas.
Semester 1Compulsory Modules
- ELEC6220 Power Systems Analysis
- ELEC6221 Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
- ELEC6222 Power and Distribution
- ELEC6223 Fundamental Principles of Energy
Core and Compulsory ModulesCompulsory Modules
- ELEC6211 Project Preparation
- CENV6141 Bioenergy
- ELEC3202 Green Electronics
- ELEC3216 Mechanical Power Transmission and Vibration
- ELEC6224 Advanced Electrical Materials
- ELEC6225 High Voltage Insulation Systems
- ELEC6226 Power Electronics for DC Transmission
- SESG6043 Nuclear Energy Technology
- SESS6067 Renewable energy from environmental flows
Modules not in SemestersCompulsory Modules
- COMP6200 MSc Project
Some students taking the course are sponsored by industry, while other students obtain financial support from local authorities, from professional institutions such as the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) or from Career Development Loans. If you wish to obtain such sponsorship, you must make your own private arrangements.