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University College Dublin: Electrical Power Networks

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
Study type Taught


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.


University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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