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University of Portsmouth: Energy and Power Systems Management

Institution University of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Technology
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught



Join the next generation of specialists who can deliver better energy management in the energy industry, and help reduce our impact on the environment.

On this unique Master's in Energy and Power Systems Management, you'll build on your existing knowledge with up-to-date skills and advanced concepts in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of the power systems and networks of the future. You'll follow an industry-accredited learning programme shaped by the sector's needs and practices, guided by our industrial advisory board, and you'll design and deliver a research project specific to your interests in the energy sphere.

Whether you're already working in sustainable electrical power and energy generation or planning to enter the field, you'll graduate in a strong position to pursue a career as an engineer at an advanced level, in the field of energy and power systems management.

You can start this course in September (full-time or part-time) or January (full-time only)

Eligibility This course accepts UK, EU, and international students.

Course highlights

  • Gain an unusual mix of management understanding with state-of-the-art engineering knowledge on energy systems

  • Benefit from a course that's underpinned by the principles of sustainability

  • Use industry-standard simulation packages such as MATLAB/Simulink, HOMER PRO, Power Factory, COMSOL, ANSYS, MultiSim, Minitab, and MS Project

  • Learn from academics engaged in externally-funded research projects and guest speakers drawn from companies in the power sector

  • Follow a course shaped by an industrial advisory board, which predicts where our industry is going and ensures this course comes to meet it

  • Build your skills in the operation, control, design, regulation and management of power systems and networks of the future

  • Develop your knowledge of task analysis and methodologies, and explore how best to apply your technical learning to complex problems

Accredited by:

This MSc Energy and Power System Management degree course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). This MSc also qualifies, under the UK Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC), as the further learning required to register for Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

This course is awarded the EUR-ACE (European Accredited Engineer) label.

Careers and opportunities

There's a growing skills shortage in the field of energy and power systems management. Global recruiters Brunel reported, in 2021, that the majority of the sector struggles with "an aging workforce and lack of skilled staff" – so, whether you're shaping yourself for entry to this industry or updating your knowledge of current design practice and analytical methods, you'll find this accredited Master's helps you stand out as someone the sector needs.

You'll graduate with knowledge of industry-standard hardware and simulation packages, like Simulink. You'll have made a network of contacts through commercially-engaged lecturers, visiting speakers and a global cohort of fellow students. And you'll have been studying concepts, theories and methods that our industrial advisory board recognises as central to current and future best practice in the power and energy sector.

During your course you'll have expert career support from your tutors and our Careers and Employability Centre – which you can access for up to 5 years after you graduate.

Course structure

Full-time study: expect 15 hours of teaching time every week, made up of lectures and tutorials, plus 20 hours of independent study each week, depending on the modules being studied..

Part-time study: expect 5 hours of teaching time every week, made up of lectures and tutorials, plus 6–8 hours of independent study each week, depending on the modules being studied.


University of Portsmouth


‘I already feel so much more confident applying for jobs.’

Anna, Master’s student at the University of Portsmouth

 Why Portsmouth?
A stronger sense of direction. Opportunities to specialise and further your prospects. A big step towards achieving your ambitions. Portsmouth is a university where you can connect with great people and businesses, and unlock career possibilities.

Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.

  •    5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2022
  • 86% satisfaction with course …
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