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Cardiff University: Electrical Energy Systems

Institution Cardiff University
Department School of Engineering View department profile
Telephone +44 (0)29 2087 4455
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This course has a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation into electricity transmission and distribution networks and on preparing students for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids, and is designed to meet the urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems.

This course meets an urgent need for specialists in advanced electrical energy systems that are needed to design and build secure, reliable, low-carbon and affordable energy systems in developed and developing countries around the world. The programme maintains a particular focus on the integration of renewable generation in to electricity transmission and distribution networks and will prepare you for a new era of truly ‘smart’ grids.

More specifically, the programme aims to equip you with:

  • A demonstrable mastery of a broad spectrum of advanced engineering principles to real-life technological, financial, regulatory, managerial and ethical problems encountered in the electrical Energy and Power profession, and the potential to be key professional players in the wider industry, the professions, and public service.

  • A systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights which are at the forefront of Electrical Energy Systems.

  • A comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.

  • Originality in application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the area of Electrical Energy Systems.

Accreditations - Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)


Cardiff University
School of Engineering



Engineering is a crucial profession that addresses pressing societal challenges and, at Cardiff University, we have a strong focus on the climate change emergency, sustainability, and decarbonising society.

Our flexible, innovative, and interdisciplinary postgraduate courses offer you the opportunity to specialise in many exciting areas of engineering. We take immense pride in fostering a vibrant research culture, which is deeply rooted in excellent links with industry. Our research endeavours are driven by a commitment to producing valuable, real-world applications, ensuring that you gain practical and impactful experiences during your studies.

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