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Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2023

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 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.

Course lead

The course leader for this MSc is Dr Igor Golosnoy. He is an Associate Professor (Methods of Modelling and Simulation of Systems) at the Electrical Power Engineering Group. Some of his research interests include: 

  • numerical modelling of various coupled electrical, thermal, and mechanical phenomena  
  • electric propulsion systems for spacecraft  
  • eddy currents in electrical machines 
  • oil and dust migrations in transformers 
  • gas flow and heat exchange in fibre network materials


Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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The Course Description Document details your course overview, your course structure and how your course is taught and assessed.

Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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