Electrical Power Systems

Faculty of Engineering & Design - University of Bath

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Provide you with the knowledge and up-to-date professional skills to understand and anticipate current and future techniques used by organisations involved in the electrical supply industry anywhere in the world. Connect you to subject areas that are relevant to your circumstances. Enable you to develop your career with a postgraduate qualification applicable to the whole field of electrical power systems. Enhance your ability to plan and operate electrical power systems that are efficient and reliable, while balancing cost considerations with safety requirements.
Suitable for: Electrical engineers and suitably qualified candidates from other fields, including those engaged in all aspects of the power supply industry.

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¬∑ Requirements

Applicants will usually have a first degree from a recognised University or hold a professional qualification such as MIEE. For non-graduate applicants with substantial experience in the power supply industry, the Access Route is available, comprising the first two modules of the full MSc programme. Entrants achieving the required standard in these two modules and who wish to continue with their studies will be allowed to register as candidates for the MSc degree. The University's minimum requirement for non-native English speakers is 7.0 in the IELTS test or 600 in the TOEFL (paper) test.

Course programme


Our flexible arrangements mean that students may commence the programme at any time throughout the year.

Electrical Power Systems have become an essential part of modern life. Electricity enables us to store food, prepare it, facilitates much of our general housekeeping, provides for our entertainment, transport and our communications. It is a real eye-opener to imagine life without electricity.

Our programme in Electrical Power Systems build on our department's long-time involvement with the power industry, the education of power engineers and our extensive research work. They provide engineers with a basic understanding of the field, enabling them to understand the subject and contribute to the wealth and health of the industry.


To complete the full MSc programme you must study two core modules, six optional modules and a dissertation. You choose your six optional modules from the nine modules currently available. Compulsory residential days are built into the programme.

Module Details

Modules available for study are as follows:

1. System Fundamentals (core)
2. Project Engineering (core)
3. Protection of Transmission Systems
4. Protection of Distribution Systems
5. Power Systems Protection
6. Power System Simulation and Analysis
7. Control of Power Systems
8. Operation and Management of Power Systems
9. Power System Plant
10. Transient and Overvoltage Phenomena
11. Contract Engineering
12. Power Markets and Economics

Assessment is by means of tutor-marked assignments, examinations and a dissertation. Examinations are held at the University of Bath although, for students based overseas, a local venue can be arranged. Please note that supporting materials are available at a nominal cost for those students who experience difficulties with the academic content of Module 1 (Systems Fundamentals).

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Payment options: Fees may be paid in five instalments. FEES DO NOT INCLUDE: - travel and accommodation at residential sessions. - administration fees for exams taken overseas.

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