This course is the best of its kind in the UK. The material taught is highly relevant to current needs and will keep graduates in employment for years to come.
I make sure the course is up-to-date through regular review meetings and academic research. Every year there are updates, such as the student handbook, the dissertation handbook and the feasibility study. Unit leaders carry out improvements to their own module material as necessary.
In a unit, exams are worth 60% of the overall mark, with practical work worth 40%. In summer the students carry out a practical project, further developing their analytical and practical skills, and increasing their value to industry. Research feeds into the syllabus through the unit leaders who are working with cutting edge academic technology, theory and concepts.
The taught material on this course is extremely relevant to industry's needs, covering for example, electrical machine theory and modelling, electrical drives, modelling and control and advanced power electronic subjects such as HVDC. A graduate can work in areas of electrical machine design, HVDC and motor drives, for companies working in industries such as transport and energy conversion.
We have great links with the electrical engineering industry through research and the School's industrial liaison officer. Industrial visits are organised and visitors come to the School to give talks to students regularly. This course is the best of its kind in the UK. The material taught is highly relevant to current needs and will keep graduates in employment for years to come.