The smart grid is a modern form of the traditional power grid, which brings computer technology to a standard electricity grid; allowing easier communication between energy retailers, distributors, and customers.
Smart grids can help to integrate an increasing amount of renewable energy sources (RES) into the grid. RES present a challenge to traditional electricity grids because they are often both intermittent and difficult to predict. Smart grids help network companies to remotely anticipate and respond to problems so repair crews from your local distributor can fix power outages faster.
Energy companies and businesses are already exploring how to adopt RES into the grid but they lack Smart Grids management skills and knowledge among employees. This new MSc programme therefore offers a unique advantage to its graduates in an increasingly competitive job market with highly-sought expertise, giving you the skills you need to launch a career in this fast-growing sector.
The teaching on the course is research-led, and you will have opportunity to learn from the real-world, cutting-edge live projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake placements / internships with leading companies in the energy and smart grids sector, both in the UK and internationally
2:2 or above, or an equivalent overseas qualification, in an area relevant to your proposed programme of study, for example: Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Civil Engineering, Maths, or Physics
Applicants with lesser academic qualifications but have substantial (approx. 5 years) relevant work experience may also be considered
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details.
For further information on English Language requirements Please contact us on +923215101791
What you will study
All module information is for 2019 entry, and is subject to change.