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Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering (MSc)

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop the skills to design and develop future energy networks. This MSc power engineering degree looks at all aspects of sustainable energy generation, transmission and distribution engineering.

If you’re considering a career in the electrical power industry, this course will give you the skills in high demand from employers.

Through this master's in electrical power engineering you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the relationships between core types of energy, work, force, power and efficiency.

You’ll learn about:

  • the design and management of power systems
  • bulk electrical energy transport issues
  • the design and operation of electricity transmission and distribution networks
  • how to specify equipment through tools such as ERACS and PowerWorld
  • the fundamentals and impact of current and future energy/power production methods

You'll get to personalise this master of electronic and energy engineering course to your interests and career aims, through a choice of modules and an individual project. You’ll also have access to research facilities, including our high-voltage laboratory and interdisciplinary clean room.


We are ranked second equal for graduate prospects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the Complete University Guide 2019.

Create a career in the electrical power industry from this course. Graduates from our MSc are employed worldwide in leading technology companies, innovative energy and transport providers, and government departments and organizations.

You’ll benefit from our strong relationship with employers. We communicate with around 300 companies a year to support a full range of visits, events and activities. We also advertise over 400 technology positions every year directly to our Southampton graduates only.

Our dedicated careers hub is affiliated with over 100 renowned companies such as:

  • IBM
  • Arm
  • Microsoft Research
  • Imagination Technologies
  • Nvidia
  • Samsung Google

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,850per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

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