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Advanced Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Build a rigorous and in-depth knowledge of key component technologies and their integration into advanced motion control and energy management systems.
Postgraduate electronic and electrical engineering students with equipment

Course description

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 in-depth knowledge of the key component technologies and their integration into advanced systems.

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This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).


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

Optional modules

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


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.


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in electrical engineering, electronic engineering, computer science or similar field.

We will also consider your application if you have a 2:2 or equivalent, or industry experience.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students


You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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+44 114 222 5442

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