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Electric Vehicle Systems MSc

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Subject area

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time



UK £13,750

International £25,000

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Our Electric Vehicle Systems MSc degree has been designed to equip you with advanced knowledge of low-carbon electric vehicle systems and advanced battery technologies.

March 2023 update: A full page feature about this programme appears in the spring 2023 issue of Partner News magazine, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (p.13).

You'll study in-depth the key areas of electronic and electrical engineering in relation to electric vehicle systems. These include power electronics and drives, vehicular communication systems, sustainable power systems, intelligent systems, and embedded systems which contributes to the design of electric vehicle charging infrastructure and converter topologies.

You’ll develop the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures, and research methods in electric vehicle systems; the design of powertrains and battery management systems, intra and inter-vehicular communication systems; sensors and instrumentations for electric vehicles; and energy policies and electricity markets for electric vehicle development and deployment.

During your degree, you'll have access to modern technical facilities including computer, electronics and power and control laboratories, where you'll work on practical laboratory-based exercises. The latest industry-standard engineering software packages are available for you to use in our purpose-built computer laboratories.

You'll benefit from guest lectures delivered by industry professionals. You'll participate in conferences and deliver poster presentations on your research work. This allows you to network and exchange ideas with key engineering and technology experts.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

You'll study the taught modules in the first two terms and then spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is an advanced piece of research on a real-world challenge relevant to electric vehicle systems.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

This course will equip you with the broad knowledge and skills relevant to the demanding and dynamic electric vehicle sector.

Our closeness to the highest concentration of the UK’s electronics, information engineering, and telecommunications industry – in London and along the M4 corridor – means our careers network is second to none.

As a graduate of this programme, you'll be able to find employment in sectors that require in-depth knowledge in electric vehicle systems. This includes electric vehicle manufacturers (electrical systems designer and electrical engineer), battery management systems developers, power transmission and distribution networks companies (network operator).

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UK entry requirements

A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification in Electronic and/or Electrical Engineering; or a closely related subject. 

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EU and International entry requirements

If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, you must prove knowledge of the English language so that we can issue you a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS). To do this, you will need an IELTS for UKVI or Trinity SELT test pass gained from a test centre approved by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and on the Secure English Language Testing (SELT) list. This must have been taken and passed within two years from the date the CAS is made.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas)
  • Pearson: 59 (59 in all sub scores)
  • BrunELT: 58% (min 55% in all areas)
  • TOEFL: 77 (min R18, L17, S20, W17) 

You can find out more about the qualifications we accept on our English Language Requirements page.

Should you wish to take a pre-sessional English course to improve your English prior to starting your degree course, you must sit the test at an approved SELT provider for the same reason. We offer our own BrunELT English test and have pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet requirements or who wish to improve their English. You can find out more information on English courses and test options through our Brunel Language Centre.

Please check our Admissions pages for more information on other factors we use to assess applicants. This information is for guidance only and each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Entry requirements are subject to review, and may change.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 entry


£13,750 full-time


£25,000 full-time

Full time international students may benefit from a £2,000 fee waiver from the Dean's International Scholarship for Electronic and Electrical Engineering.  Full details of how it is awarded can be found here.

More information on any additional course-related costs.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

Scholarships and bursaries

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Teaching and Learning

Our electric vehicle systems degree is delivered by an expert team of multidisciplinary academic staff. Many are world-renowned researchers and their active research feeds into your course. There'll also be guest lectures from our industry advisory panel members and networking at conferences with key industry specialists.

Your study will combine lectures, seminars, workshop sessions, computer simulation, self-study, and individual and group project work.

Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.

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Assessment and feedback

Your progress will be assessed via assignments, presentations, technical analytical reports, group reports, exams, and your dissertation.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.