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Sustainable Electrical Power MSc

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Start date


Subject area

Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time



UK £9,650

International £19,855

2021/22 changes

Click here to read about how your course will be delivered and supported from September 2021.

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Our Sustainable Electrical Power MSc degree has been designed to equip you with advanced knowledge of sustainable electrical power and energy generation systems.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to lead teams which will operate, control, design, regulate and manage the power systems and networks of the future.

You’ll develop the ability to critically evaluate methodologies, analytical procedures and research methods in renewable energy sources; the design of stand-alone, grid connected and hybrid sustainable electrical power systems; power system engineering; power electronics for power quality and grid integration; and regulatory frameworks for power systems and electricity markets.

You’ll have access to our high-performance technical laboratories for the testing of power and control systems. The latest industry standard simulation software is available for you to use in grid computing facilities to investigate and design sustainable electrical power systems.

During your studies, there are site visits to National Grid substations and control centres, and power stations. You will benefit from guest lectures delivered by experts from the electricity industry, and take part in conferences where you’ll deliver poster presentations on your research work.

Our MSc sustainable electrical power degree is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Institute (EI). These two professional bodies ensure that your degree meets the academic requirement to qualify as a professional engineer. This accredited MSc degree in sustainable electrical power fully meets the educational requirement for progression to Chartered Engineer (CEng) status. It can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years.

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

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Course content

The course is delivered in intensive, block mode. You’ll take the taught modules in the first two terms with block teaching of four weeks in each term. Then you’ll spend four months working on your dissertation. The dissertation is a significant research investigation into a current challenging area related to sustainable electrical power. You’ll have the option to do an industry-based dissertation.

This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

The programme specification is in the process of being updated and may not be an accurate reflection of the programme.

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Careers and your future

A sustainable electrical power degree from Brunel will equip you with advanced knowledge of sustainable electrical power and energy generation systems. Sustainable energy is a vital, growing sector and you’ll graduate with the skills to work on a vast range of modern projects in the sustainable electricity industry.

You’ll benefit from our links with major employers including Centrica, EDF Energy, GE Energy, National Grid and UK Power Networks.

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UK entry requirements

  • A 2:2 (or above) UK Honours degree, or equivalent internationally recognised qualification, in Electrical Power Engineering; Electrical or Electronic Engineering; or a closely related subject. Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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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

2021/22 entry


£9,650 full-time

£4,825 part-time


£19,855 full-time

£9,925 part-time

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2021/22 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to support EU students during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course. EU fees for 2022 entry are not yet confirmed.

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

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Teaching and Learning

Our sustainable electrical power degree is delivered by an expert team of multidisciplinary academic staff. Many are world-renowned researchers and they feed their active research into the course. There will also be guest lectures from our industry partners, site visits to power plants, and networking at conferences with key industry specialists.

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.