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MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering (Distance Learning)

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    This course is delivered through part time distance learning mode for 30 months to 60 months.

  • Duration

    30 months

Course summary

Course overview

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge that allows you pursue a successful career in the electrical power systems industry.

Core units provide a solid grounding in electrical power systems from the perspective of the operation and economics, plant and asset management monitoring as well as supply, reliability and understanding protection systems. You will develop a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced in the engineering industry and how these can be overcome. Additionally, the final research module allows you to tailor your study to reflect your personal and professional interests.

You will learn how to:

  • Build an advanced education in electrical power systems engineering.
  • Develop the knowledge and the skills you need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing electricity supply industry.
  • Learn key principles and techniques of electrical power engineering.
  • Gain broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power systems engineers.
  • Develop a comprehensive working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems.

Who is this course designed for?

This course will enhance your skills, knowledge and confidence in electrical power systems and support opportunities for career progression.

Online learning experience

MSc Electrical Power Systems Engineering is an online course. Course content is delivered online using web-enabled technology systems. This allows for a truly flexible study experience so you can study at your own time when it is convenient for you. You will be supported through regular contact with your tutor as well as access to wealth of resources including IEEE Xplore.

Where will it take me?

Over the last thirty years, hundreds of students from around the world have come to the University to obtain an MSc in Electrical Power Systems Engineering or similar. As a successful graduate you will have the knowledge and skills to equip you for a great career in electrical power systems and engineering.

Successful graduates of our Electrical Power Systems Engineering courses have gone on to secure careers with top employers including electric utility providers, equipment manufacturers, specialised software houses, universities and consultancy companies.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,000overall cost

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 Manchester

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  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    6th out of 110 6

    13th out of 72 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    210 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    171 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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