Electrical Power Networks

MEngSc Electrical Power Networks
Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)
The modern power system is in the midst of a radical change as it transitions to the use of increased variable renewable generation, deals growing demands for electrification of transport and heating and the integration of new smart grid control approaches. This 1 year MEngSc in Electrical Power Networks is specifically designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the design and operation of electrical power networks in the context of the transition to a more sustainable energy system. The programme is taught by world renowned academics with a strong track record in power systems and energy research. Teaching is underpinned and supported by the research agenda of the UCD Energy Institute which is working towards a net zero carbon future. The programme will provide you with advanced training in various aspects of electrical engineering and equip you with the skills required to pursue a career in the rapidly evolving power system and smart grid sectors. If you are a mathematically strong engineering student who is interested in being part of the transition to a more sustainable future and you are seeking a professional career in the power system and smart grid sectors, then this programme is ideal for you.

Delivered by a highly research-active School composed of many internationally high-profile academics, including five IEEE Fellows. This programme is also taught by academics from the world-leading Energy Institute for the integration of renewables into power systems and energy systems.

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Subjects taught

Stage 1 Core

Control TheoryEEEN40010
Power System OperationEEEN40080
Power System DesignEEEN40090
Applications of Power ElectronicsEEEN40120
Power System Dynamics and ControlEEEN40550
Optimisation Techniques for EngineersEEEN40580
MEngSc Electrical ProjectEEEN40700

Stage 1 Option

Numerical AlgorithmsACM40290
Data Science in Python (MD)COMP47670
Energy Economics and PolicyECON42360
Modelling and SimulationEEEN30150
Power Electronics and DrivesEEEN40100
Renewable Energy SystemsEEEN40110
Power Electronics TechnologyEEEN40310
Professional Engineering (Management)MEEN40430
Technical CommunicationMEEN40670

Entry requirements

A 4-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum upper second class honours (NFQ level 8) or international equivalent in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, power systems, power electronics, and energy-related subjects.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.

Students who do not meet the IELTS requirement may wish to consider taking the Pre-Sessional or Pre-Masters Pathway. Full details https://www.ucd.ie/alc/programmes/pathways/

Application dates

The following entry routes are available:

MEngSc Electrical Power Networks FT (T378)
Duration 1 Years
Attend Full Time
Deadline Rolling*

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised


1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: 2024/2025 September.

Post Course Info

By completing the MEngSc Electrical Power Networks programme, you will become a graduate with power systems expertise, whose rare skills will be attractive to a wide variety of technical and managerial roles in the electrical utility and smart grid sectors on an international scale, e.g. ABB, Alstom, EDF, EirGrid, EPRI, ESB, GE, NREL, Siemens. The MEngSc programme also provides an excellent starting point for those aiming for a PhD programme and a research career within a university or specialised research institution.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

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    Full time,Daytime

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