Electrical Power and Control Engineering

Electrical Power and Control Engineering MSc

Course fees (2018/19 entry)

Option / fee Value
Home/EU full-time annual tuition fee: £6,825
Home/EU part-time tuition fee: £38 per credit
International full time annual tuition fee: £14,450

Course type



Electronics and Electrical Engineering

Study mode

Full Time (1 year)

About your course

Gain IET accreditation on this Electrical Power and Control Engineering Masters at Liverpool John Moores University. This course meets Chartered Engineer requirements and the demand for postgraduates in this growing global industry

  • Complete this masters degree in one year full time
  • Study at one the UK’s leading Engineering Schools
  • Programme informed by internationally-acclaimed research from LJMU’s Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre
  • Postgraduates of this course highly sought after by major UK and international employers

Completing this Masters degree will boost your career prospects, both in the UK and internationally.

You will have access to industry-standard labs and facilities plus you will be taught by expert academics delivering world-class research.

Introduction to the School

95% of research from LJMU submitted to the REF 2014 for this area is considered world-leading or internationally important.

The Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering has a long and distinguished history of teaching and research and an established reputation for producing excellent engineers and maritime professionals.

All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industrially-oriented research and scholarship. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with universities and employers in the UK and overseas.

Such links help ensure that our courses are kept up-to-date and that you have opportunities to develop skills and experience in solving realistic problems during your studies. It’s also why we attract so many applicants from around the world and why our graduates are highly sought after by UK and international employers.

Research excellence

The Department has an excellent record of high quality application-oriented research and knowledge transfer to business. It is home to the following internationally recognised research groups: 

  • Electrical Electronic Engineering Research Centre (Prof J Zhang, Prof E. Levi)
  • Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute (Prof J. Wang)
  • Materials and Structures Research Group (Prof J Ren, Prof I Jones) 
  • General Engineering Research Institute - GERI (Prof Burton).

Research covers the following areas:

  • Microelectronic Systems
  • Electric Machines and Drives
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials, and Process Control
  • Logistics Offshore and Marine Research

Why study this course at LJMU?

Electrical power and control engineering is a specialised field with many opportunities internationally and professionally. A career in this area will create opportunities to travel and work in an exciting and dynamic industry worldwide.

This course includes the IET accreditation that you need to gain a career advantage.

Industry-based research is a key element of this programme, to keep you up-to-date with the latest innovation and prepare you for the sector or further research and PHD study if you want to progress your academic career.

Programme outline and structure

This MSc degree programme provides an excellent progression point from undergraduate courses in the area of electrical engineering. You can also complete the course as development and to specialise in the Electrical Power and Control Engineering field.

Did you know that there is growing demand for electrical power engineers in the energy, automotive, and process industries? You could be involved in the design and development of electrical systems, such as those found in hybrid vehicles, cooling systems and aircraft actuators or the generation, distribution, regulation and conversion of electrical power.
You’ll develop advanced analytical and experimental skills to design new power and control systems and learn how to critically analyse designs, their functionality and expected reliability.
It will also be important for you to gain a strong understanding of the capabilities and limitations of modelling and simulation tools.

The expertise and laboratories available are aligned to the new sources of energy, green energy and the energy saving industry. LJMU specialist facilities support investigation into wind power electricity generation, where wider penetration of remote off-shore wind farm installations is expected in near future and multi-phase systems have many advantages.
The programme design provides opportunities to practice communication skills at Chartered Engineer level. You’ll gain the professional behavioural traits to prepare you for technical and management roles in power and control engineering.

    What you will study on this degree

    Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

    Level 7
    • Research skills
    • Modelling and control of electric machines and drives
    • Control systems
    • Dynamic systems simulation
    • Digital control
    • Power systems modelling and analysis
    • Professional and Leadership Skills   
    • Modelling and simulation
    • MSc dissertation

    Further guidance on modules

    The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.



    How will I be assessed?

    You will gain knowledge on this course through lectures and directed student-centred learning, such as case studies.

    You will also have the opportunity to complete open-ended reports and project work to demonstrate your understanding of topics.

    Assessment is through a combination of coursework in the form of case study reports and assignment submissions and, where appropriate, short class tests. Some modules also include testing of problem solving skills through a combination of unseen written examinations.

    Staff research interests

    Our highly qualified and respected academic team combine specialist knowledge with relevant industrial experience.

    This combination of academic and professional expertise helps ensure that graduates are well equipped to meet the opportunities and challenges of this exciting sector.
    Research activities of national and international significance support the course and are conducted by the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Centre. Areas of expertise include microelectronic devices and reliability, multiphase electric machines and drives, and control systems.

    Entry requirements (Home)

    An honours degree in a relevant engineering subject with a minimum 2.2 classification or a professional qualification of equivalent standing together with such relevant professional experience as deemed appropriate by the School.

    Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

    Entry requirements (International)

    LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application.  In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website

    For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

    Will I be interviewed?



    6.0 (Min 5.5 in each component)

    Is RPL accepted on this programme?


    Please Note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

    Financial support

    Tuition fees

    All students enrolled on postgraduate taught programmes at LJMU are liable to pay an annual tuition fee. You can opt to pay your tuition fees in full at the start of each academic year or in instalments. If you need advice about how to pay your tuition fees, please email LJMU’s Student Funding Team.

    Funding sources

    There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From Postgraduate Masters Loans and Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDLs) to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

    Graduate employment

    This vibrant field provides numerous opportunities for graduates and we want to help you reach your potential.

    This course will develop both the technical and managerial skills you need to succeed in your chosen career. Typical positions include system designers, analysts, and senior engineers in the fields of electrical engineering, process control and related industries.

    Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and many occupy senior positions within major UK and international companies.

    International Study

    International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

    Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

    Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

    Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/international for more information and advice.


    LJMU has launched a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University.

    These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.

    You will need to complete an additional application form in order to be considered for these scholarships. Full eligibility criteria and the online application form are available here: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

    Applications for these scholarships are welcomed from:

    • new international applicants
    • current LJMU international students hoping to progress onto postgraduate study at the University
    • LJMU international alumni

    The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
    Further information on the terms and conditions of any offer made, our admissions policy and the complaints and appeals process.

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