Postgraduate study
This multi-university course has been developed with major companies to meet key challenges in the energy sector.
2 years full-time
Entry requirements
A 2.1 degree or equivalent in Electrical and/or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree
6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element)

If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses may be available
Start date
UK/EU fees
Fees for this course are paid to the University of Oviedo. For further details see - Terms apply
International fees
Fees for this course are paid to the University of Oviedo. For further details see - Terms apply
University of Oviedo



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This two-year Erasmus Mundus masters course has been developed by 4 leading European universities in partnership with 16 major international companies/organisations to respond to key challenges facing the energy sector:

  • the development of new energy sources and understanding their implications on power systems
  • identifying methods to reduce CO2 emissions by increasing energy efficiency and using cleaner energy sources

Full course details

Applicants must have a 2:1 degree or equivalent in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or other relevant degree.

Many challenges are facing the energy sector. One solution explored by this masters programme is the development of electric and hybrid electric vehicles which will help reduce CO2 emissions and lessen our reliance on fossil fuels. This innovative programme also looks at electrical power systems, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability issues. 

Students will investigate:

  • the management of generation technologies, particularly renewable energy sources
  • grid connection interfaces including electronic power converters
  • transport and distribution systems, including smart grids and micro-grid concept
  • the impact of electrical transportation systems (EV/HEV) on the electrical network
  • power electronics applications for EV/HEV


  • BSc Engineering degree
  • IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any element


This masters course is funded by the Erasmus Mundus programme and is delivered by the University of Oviedo (Spain), The University of Nottingham (UK), Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Coimbra (ISEC) (Portugal), and Università di Roma (Italy).

Other world-leading universities from the USA (the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Illinois), Brazil (Federal University of Santa Maria - UFSM), and South Korea (Yeungnam University), and companies/organisations are involved as associated partners, offering specialised training and internships.

Associated companies include:
ABB; EDP; E.ON; Ford Motor Company; Gamesa Electric; HC Energía; ISF (NGO); REN; Schneider Electric; SEAT; Siemens; TRW Conekt; WEG; Windtec; Trainelec; General Electric Global Research.

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application form. For more information about the application process, please visit the Erasmus Mundus website.

For further information contact:

Prof. Pablo Arboleya                                                                   Department of Electrical Engineering                                         Universidad de Oviedo                                                                               Campus of Gijón, Edif. 33204
Gijón, Asturias, SPAIN

t: (+34) 985 18 2283                                                                           e:

Run by four universities in four countries, students will specialise in either sustainable transportation or electrical power systems and follow one of the mobility tracks shown below:   

  • Sustainable transportation: Spain (Oviedo) – Italy (Rome) – UK (Nottingham) – Spain (Oviedo) 
  • Electrical power systems: Spain (Oviedo) – Portugal (Coimbra) – UK (Nottingham) – Spain (Oviedo)

Find out more about our Nottingham campuses or take a virtual tour.

All students begin with a two-week introductory session at the University of Oviedo, Spain in October. During the last semester of the programme, students spend around six months on an internship at one of the consortium universities or at one of the partner companies/organisations in Europe, America or Asia. 

Graduates are awarded a joint masters degree in Sustainable Transportation and Electrical Power Systems by all the consortium universities. The award is fully recognised in the four partner countries.

The programme is taught in English but students will also be able to work in at least three other European languages.


Academic English preparation and support

If you need additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK.

Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

A specialist engineering course is available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once.





This course includes:

  • Design of analogue controllers using Root Locus Method
  • Closed loop performance and frequency response
  • Microprocessor implementation
  • Practical problems in digital control
  • Design of digital controllers using z-plane techniques
  • Practice with CAD package

An example of modules you will study are as follows: 

  • Advanced AC Drives with Project
  • Advanced Electrical Machines with Project
  • Advanced Power Conversion
  • Combined Heat and Power Systems
  • FACTS and Distributed Generation
  • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Applications
  • Renewable Generation Technologies
  • Technologies for the Hydrogen Economy
  • Technologies for Wind Generation

The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.



See information on how to fund your masters, including our step-by-step guide.

Please visit the faculty website for information on any scholarships currently available through the faculty.

Faculty of Engineering Scholarships

UK/EU Students

A number of generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available. These are awarded according to the student selection criteria approved by the Education, Audio visual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and are differentiated by nationality.

Category A scholarships are awarded to selected students outside of the EU/EEA member states. These full scholarships should cover all necessary costs of the student during their study in Europe. Category B scholarships are awarded to EU nationals. Further information on eligibility is available on the EMMC website.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

International and EU students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.


Careers and professional development

Average starting salary and career progression

In 2016, 94.2% of postgraduates in the faculty who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £31,959 with the highest being £100,000.

*Known destinations of full-time home higher degree postgraduates, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Our postgraduates generally progress to exciting roles in design and development with major international companies or government agencies, obtain consultancy posts with leading contract consultant companies or move into successful academic careers.

Career destinations for our graduates in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering include IT business analysts, systems designers, programmers, software development professionals and production technicians, as well as electrical engineers and engineering professionals.

Career prospects and employability

The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.  

Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

* The Graduate Market 2013-2017, High Fliers Research.

Boost your earning potential

Which university courses boost graduate wages the most? Studying with us could help you to earn more.

  • We are second highest in the UK for female engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation
  • We are second highest in the Midlands for male engineering graduate earnings, five years after graduation

(Source: Institute for Fiscal Studies data:



This online prospectus has been drafted in advance of the academic year to which it applies. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate at the time of publishing, but changes (for example to course content) are likely to occur given the interval between publishing and commencement of the course. It is therefore very important to check this website for any updates before you apply for the course where there has been an interval between you reading this website and applying.

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