University of Leeds

Degree level: Postgraduate

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems (Taught)

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Course summary

Renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions are top of the global environmental agenda. This Masters programme is designed to address the fundamentals of renewable energy, showing how solar, wind and other energy sources can work harmoniously and be efficiently integrated into practical power systems. You'll study core power engineering topics such as power converters, electric drives and control alongside modules specific to renewable energy sources and power system. At the same time, you'll study a unique range of modules on the generation of electricity from solar and wind power, energy management through the applications of power electronics and comprehensive analysis of smart grid systems. You'll also explore the opportunity to address the control and management issues in modern energy systems. The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering here at Leeds is an exciting and stimulating environment. It’s home to specialist teaching facilities and a wealth of leading researchers working on real-world issues and contributing to global change. This means you'll be learning the most up-to-date practices, equipping you with the specialist skill set and knowledge you’ll need to address the renewable energy challenges and problems in a wide range of careers. Why study at Leeds:

  • This Masters degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
  • Our globally-renowned research conducted right here on campus feeds directly into the course, shaping your learning with the latest thinking in areas such as microgrids, smart energy systems, stand-alone energy systems based on renewable sources and energy systems for electric vehicles.
  • Advance your knowledge and skills in critical areas like energy management, smart grid analysis, power electronics and programming.
  • Build industry experience by conducting your own individual project which focuses on a real-world topic of your choice, giving you the chance to make your own contribution to science and develop professional skills in research and critical thinking.
  • Access specialist and research-grade facilities including high-quality test and measurement equipment.
  • Experience expert theoretical and practical teaching delivered by a programme team made up of researchers and academics who specialise in a wide range of electronic and electrical engineering.
  • Enjoy small groups that are used to support the teaching, giving you access to regular feedback and help with solving problems you may have with a particular topic directly from the academic staff.
  • Enhance your career prospects and become part of our successful alumni who have secured jobs in major organisations, including the National Grid, EDF, Scottish Power and Northern Powergrid.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed using a range of techniques including mini-projects, case studies, technical reports, presentations, in-class tests and coursework assignments.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Engineering and Technology, Institution of

Entry requirements

A 2:1 (Hons) bachelor degree in electronic/electrical engineering, mechatronics or a related subject. Applicants should have high marks in relevant modules such as power electronics, power systems, electrical machines or drives. We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Fees are listed on our website: https://courses.leeds.ac.uk/
Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems at University of Leeds - UCAS