Electrical Power Engineering at Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top universities in the world (19th, according to QS World Universities Ranking™).  The MSc in Electrical Power Engineering is delivered by the Institute for Energy Systems within the School of Engineering, which has been ranked as UK's no. 1 in Research Power at the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Our academics are leading or participating in large, multi-institutional and multi-national research projects in the area of electrical power engineering. 

The University of Edinburgh is one of the top universities in the world (19th, according to QS World Universities Ranking™).  In 2018 it celebrates 150 years of engineering studies and its electrical engineering programme is one of the top programmes in the United Kingdom. According to the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the School of Engineering was ranked 1st in the UK in Research Power, with 94% of our research activity rated as world leading or internationally excellent.

Academics involved in teaching and project supervision in the MSc in Electrical Power Engineering are leading or participating in large, multi-institutional and multi-national research projects in the area of electrical power engineering.  Flagship current and recent projects include:

  • the UK EPSRC Centre for Energy Systems Integration (CESI);
  • the EU FP7 Initial Training Network ‘ADVANTAGE’ on Smart Grids;
  • the UK EPSRC Centre for Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Generation (CAMREG);
  • the UK EPSRC Centre for Marine Energy Research (UKCMER);
  • the EU FP7 DTOCEAN project on Marine Energy Optimisation and Integration.

 For their dissertation projects, our MSc students will be placed in a world-class, vibrant research environment, working on the cutting edge of the current technological developments, side by side with the leading scientists in the field.