MSc Power Systems Engineering

Duration: Full time for 12 months.
Start Date: Late September each year.
Entry: A minimum of a second-class Honours degree from a UK university in a suitable engineering subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Some basic knowledge of applied electricity is essential.
All candidates must satisfy UCL's English language requirements.
This degree programme is designed to give graduates with first degrees in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering the necessary knowledge and skills to work at a professional level in industries involved in the production, distribution and consumption of electric power. The range of industries includes mass transport and alternative methods of power generation. The degree comprises study in analysis and design of power machinery systems and the use of computers in advanced engineering analysis. The degree is suitable for students wishing to become Chartered Professional Engineers and to pursue careers in higher levels of management, in manufacturing and in power engineering.

The MSc Power Systems Engineering has been accredited by the IET, IMechE and IMarEST as meeting the further learning requirements, in full, for registration as a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer for a period of five years, from the 2012 student cohort intake. IMAREST IMechE logo IET logo

Further Information

Please visit the UCL Graduate Study site for full details on admission procedures, a downloadable application form and sources of funding.

If you require further information please contact our Postgraduate Admissions Officer:

Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE
tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3907
fax: +44 (0)20 7388 0180

The first two academic terms consist of taught modules, followed by examinations just before Easter. The taught part of the course comprises 7 subject modules, 6 compulsory and one optional. These modules consist of lectures, seminars, tutorials and example classes. Each module is assessed by coursework submission alone or a combination of examination and coursework. Some include oral presentation of project/assignment work.

Core Modules
MECHGM02 Power Transmission & Auxiliary Machinery Systems MECHG020 New and Renewable Engineering Systems
MECHGR12 Electrical Power Systems & Electrical Propulsion
MSING001 Project Management
MECHGM11 Electrical Machines & Power Electronic Systems MECHGM91 Group Design Project
Option Modules
MECHGM01 Applied Thermodynamics & Turbomachinery MECHGM04 Vibrations, Acoustics & Control
MECHGM05 Advanced Computer Applications in Engineering  

 The choice of modules maybe constrained by availability and timetabling.

The second part of the programme, from Easter to September, is spent on an individual project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The student normally selects the project from a list of projects proposed by the department's staff and in the majority of cases the work has some input from industry. In some cases students may suggest their own project topic provided a member of staff is willing to adopt and supervise that project. The output from good projects is regularly presented at conferences and published in journals.

MECHGM99 – Individual Project Report

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