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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.26k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 23.3k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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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:

    • energy
    • renewable generation
    • sustainability

    This course is particularly relevant for students who are considering a career in the electrical power industry.

    Key Facts

    • 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

    Career opportunities

    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 1

    Compulsory Modules
    • ELEC6220 Power Systems Analysis
    • ELEC6221 Power Generation: Technology and Impact on Society
    • ELEC6222 Power and Distribution
    • ELEC6223 Fundamental Principles of Energy

    Semester 2

    Core and Compulsory Modules

    Compulsory Modules
    • ELEC6211 Project Preparation
    Optional Modules
    • 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 Semesters

    Compulsory Modules
    • COMP6200 MSc Project

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Our entry requirement is a upper second class degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Electronics and Electrical Engineering. English Language Requirements: If English is not your first language, you will be required to pass an approved English test. We normally ask for IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each competency. International Qualifications: We welcome applications from international students. Selection Process: All individuals are selected and treated on their relative merits and abilities in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy. Disabled applicants will be treated according to the same procedures as any other applicant with the added involvement of the Disability Office to assess their needs. The programme may require adaptation for students with disabilities (eg hearing impairment, visual impairment, mobility difficulties, dyslexia), particularly the practical laboratory sessions, and we will attempt to accommodate students wherever possible. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


    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.

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