MSc(Eng) Advanced Electrical Machine, Power Electronics and Drives

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

This is where brilliant ideas are turned into advanced technology. Our expert staff are at the top of their game.

I have always loved every aspect of electronics. The course has been extremely varied so I have been able to learn a whole variety of new subject areas. I have met so many different types of people and gained so many useful contacts.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate student in Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

About the course

Course description 2017

The deployment of power electronic converters and electrical machines continues to grow at a rapid rate in sectors such as hybrid and all-electric vehicles, aerospace, renewables and advanced industrial automation.

In many of these applications, high performance components are combined into sophisticated motion control and energy management systems. This course will give you a rigorous and in-depth knowledge of the key component technologies and their integration into advanced systems.

Francis Ryder, postgraduate in the Department of Electornic and Electrical Engineering

Core modules

  • Power Electronic Converters
  • AC Machines
  • Permanent Magnet Machines and Actuators
  • Motion Control and Servo Drives
  • Advanced Control of Electric Drives
  • Energy Storage and Management
  • MSc Individual Project
  • Major Research Project

Examples of optional modules

  • Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Advanced Signal Processing
  • Packaging and Reliability of Microsystems
  • Electronic Communication Technologies
  • Systems Design

Teaching and assessment

You’ll learn through research-led teaching, lectures, laboratories, seminars, tutorials and coursework exercises. Assessment is by examinations, coursework and a project dissertation with poster presentation.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in an Engineering related subject, or from backgrounds including Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science from a good UK university or an equivalent international degree qualification

If you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industrial experience, we'll give your application individual consideration.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Nathan Porter
E: eee-mscrec@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 5442

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.