Postgraduate Factfile: Electrical Power and Control Engineering MSc

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Course at a glance

Mode of study: Full Time (1 year)
Start date: September

  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and meets Chartered Engineer requirements
  • Programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research in LJMU’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre
  • Postgraduates of this course highly sought after by major UK and international employers


Course overview

This programme provides a progression point from undergraduate courses in the area of electrical engineering, and further development for suitably qualified individuals in the field of Electrical Power and Control Engineering.

It aims to meet the growing demand for electrical power engineers in the energy, automotive, and process industries where graduates will be involved in the design and development of electrical systems, such as those found in hybrid vehicles, cooling systems and aircraft actuators etc. as well as the generation, distribution, regulation and conversion of electrical power. 

The programme combines study of electric power systems, electric drives, and modern control systems using modern modelling and simulation tools and laboratory work.  Modules include Project Management, Dynamic Systems Simulation, Power Systems Modelling and Analysis, Modelling and Control of Electric Machines and Drives, Digital Control and Alternative Energy Systems.  You will also undertake an individual project giving the opportunity to focus on your particular area of interest working with our world-leading researchers.

The programme is supported by research activities of national and international significance, conducted by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre in the areas of microelectronic devices and reliability, multiphase electric machines and drives, and control systems. The existing expertise and laboratories are well aligned with new sources of energy, green energy and the energy saving industry, in particular with wind power electricity generation where wider penetration of remote off-shore wind farm installations is expected in near future, where multi-phase systems have many advantages.

The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations has an excellent record of high quality application-oriented research and knowledge transfer to business. It is home to the following internationally recognised research groups: Electrical Electronic Engineering Research Centre (Prof J Zhang, Prof E. Levi), the Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (Prof J. Wang), Materials and Structures Research Group (Prof J Ren, Prof I Jones) and GERI (Prof Burton).

Introduction to the School

The School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research and an established reputation for producing excellent engineers and maritime professionals.

All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industrially-oriented research and scholarship. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with universities and employers in the UK and overseas. Such links help ensure that our courses are kept up-to-date and that you have opportunities to develop skills and experience in solving realistic problems during your studies. It’s also why we attract so many applicants from around the world and why our graduates are highly sought after by UK and international employers.

Research excellence

In the RAE 2008, 60% of research in Electrical Electronic Engineering and General Engineering was ranked as ‘internationally excellent’ and ‘world leading’. Research in the School covers the following areas:

  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Process Control
  • Logistics Offshore and Marine Research

To find out more about the School, read out brochure or go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/ENG

Other related courses

MSc Microelectronic System Design, MSc Telecommunications Engineering

Employment and careers

This vibrant field provides numerous opportunities for graduates and we want to help you reach your potential. This course will develop both the technical and managerial skills you need to succeed in your chosen career. Typical positions include system designers, analysts, and senior engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, process control and related industries.

Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and many occupy senior positions within major UK and international companies. We want to help you reach your potential and this course will develop both the technical and managerial skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.

As a postgraduate student you will be able to take full advantage of the extensive range of advice and guidance available in our World of Work Careers Centre, including our Ready for Work training courses, which cover everything from interview skills to preparing for assessment centre tests.

LJMU also has a dedicated Centre for Entrepreneurship, offering business advice and start-up funding, to students and graduates interested in setting up their own companies or working freelance.

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International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.

Scholarships

LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University from September 2014 onwards.

These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:

  • new international applicants
  • current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
  • LJMU international alumni
Name of scholarship Level of study Value of scholarship Number available Additional eligibility criteria
John Moores International Undergraduate Scholarship Postgraduate taught and research degrees (MSc, MA, MRes, MPhil / PhD) A full tuition fee waiver worth up to £12,000 8 You must:
  • have an English IELTS score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each component) or recognised equivalent
  • be a self-funded student
  • have a valid offer to study a masters programme at LJMU in September 2014
  • submit a completed scholarship application form
Developing Global Citizens Postgraduate Scholarship Postgraduate taught degrees (MSc, MA, MRes) A one-off £4,000 fee waiver 20 You must
  • be a self-funded student from Africa, the ASEAN countries, the People’s Republic of China or Commonwealth country
  • have a valid offer to study a masters degree or research programme at LJMU in September 2014
  • submit a completed scholarship application form

English for Postgraduate courses bursary

A bursary will be available for students who must complete the six week English for Postgraduate Studies course to improve their IELTS score by 0.5 prior to enrolling on their postgraduate taught or research degree at LJMU.

This bursary is worth £700 and takes the form of a tuition fee waiver, which will be deducted from your tuition fee when you enrol on your degree programme. You do not need to complete the online scholarship form in order to receive this bursary. Please note: If you are awarded this bursary you are not eligible to apply for an international scholarship.

English language requirements

IELTS

6.0 (Min. 5.5 in each component)

Entry requirements

An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School. 

Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0.  Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Will I be interviewed?

No, an interview is not required.

Fees information

Tuition fees for full-time home and EU students for the academic year 2014-2015 are £6,000.00
 
Part time fees are charged by the number of credits you are registered for per annum, at a rate of £33.50 per credit.
 
Tuition fees for International students for the academic year 2014-2015 are £12,000.00
 
Students residing in the Isle of Man, Guernsey and Jersey are classified as international students for fee purposes.

Financial support

Tuition fees

All full and part-time students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or pay by instalments. If you need advice about how you will pay your tuition fees, please talk to LJMU’s Student Funding Team as soon as possible: studentadvice@ljmu.ac.uk, 0151 0151 231 3153/3154.

Sources of funding

LJMU Alumni Award

Final year undergraduates and alumni of the University are eligible to apply for a 15% reduction in their postgraduate tuition fees if they choose to progress onto a higher degree programme at LJMU. Both Home and international LJMU students and alumni can apply for this award (subject to eligibility criteria*).  Please go to www.ljmu.ac.uk/feesandfunding/127541.htm for more details.

Postgraduate International Scholarships

LJMU offers scholarships for international applicants accepted onto taught masters programmes (excluding distance learning programmes) and research degrees. Current LJMU international students and alumni interested in pursuing postgraduate study and research at the University are eligible to apply for these scholarships along with new applicants. For further details, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international  

English for Postgraduate Studies Bursary

A Bursary is also available for international students who need to improve their IELTS score prior to enrolling on their postgraduate course or research programme at the University. This course is run by LJMU’s International Study Centre (www.ljmuisc.com). For further details, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international   

Earn While You Learn

Working while you study means you may be able to pay for your course without taking out any further loans or at least reducing the amount you need to borrow. Working while you study also gives you the skills valued by employers, such as managing your workload and prioritising your time.

LJMU’s Vacancy website (http://ljmu.prospects.ac.uk) can help you find graduate vacancies, sandwich/industrial placements, internships/ summer work, part-time jobs, volunteering opportunities and work-based learning placements. Over 1,000 local and regional employers regularly list opportunities on the website.

Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL)

Many students fund their postgraduate studies via Professional and Career Development Loans. This is a bank loan which you will have to pay back once you’ve completed the course. However, while you are studying any interest on the loan will be paid for you by the Skills Funding Agency. PCDLs worth between £300 and £10,000 are available for eligible postgraduates to fund up to two years of study (three if the course includes work experience). The loan is split into course fees and living costs. Go to www.gov.uk/careerdevelopment-loans for more details.

Employer sponsorship

Some organisations and companies fund the cost of postgraduate studies for their employees as they recognise the value of having well qualified staff. Check out our courses and see if there are any on offer that could enhance your current career. Remember, employer support doesn’t always have to be financial; it can take other forms too, such as flexible working arrangements, day release and time in lieu of study.

Support for disabled students

Disabled Students’ Allowances or DSAs are designed to help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability, on-going health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. DSAs don’t have to be paid back and the type of support you receive will be determined by your specific needs not your household income. Please contact LJMU’s Disability team for further advice: 0151 231 3164/3165.

Council tax exemption

All full-time postgraduate students studying courses lasting one year or more are eligible for a council tax exemption certificate.

How to apply

Further information

Please contact the Faculty of Technology and Environment on:
tel: 0151 231 2777
fax: 0151 231 2879
email: taeadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk
web: Faculty web site

If you have any queries relating to LJMU or university life in general please contact:

Course Enquiries
tel: +44(0)151 231 5090
email: courses@ljmu.ac.uk
web: www.ljmu.ac.uk

Please apply via the online application form

LJMU's Admissions policy is in line with the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the entry criteria. The university has a commitment to equality of opportunity and welcomes application from everyone regardless of age, disability, race or sex. The University is committed to widening participation and therefore will actively consider applicants who do not have a relevant degree but who are able to provide satisfactory evidence of their knowledge in the area. All applicants will be considered by the Recruitment and Selection Panel, if shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend for an interview.

International students

LJMU offers an extensive support system through its international office and study centre. An equivalence to the normal entry requirements is needed for entry. Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example with an IELTS tests or equivalent. Please note that because of UK visa restrictions, International students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.


Please Note: The University reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify in any way the information contained in this leaflet.


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