Master's programme in Electric Power Engineering
Our global demands on resources have placed an urgent emphasis on supplying a growing population with affordable, environmentally responsible power. How we manage this challenging paradigm will rely on a new generation of creative, technically savvy engineers.
For decades, KTH and Sweden have been at the forefront of advancements in grid systems, IT innovations and power technologies. These areas are in constant need of fresh ideas and successful ways in which to integrate academia, research and industry. A two-year Master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to excel in this new era of utility and power requirements, and offers a wide selection of career options. The programme equips engineers with the skills necessary to understand, analyze and operate individual components relating to power systems, and their integrated and holistic functions.
This programme is designed to utilize KTH’s ties with research and industry leaders like ABB, Bombardier and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, offering students an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical, industrial applications.
The Electric Power Engineering programme is taught in English and focuses on four subject tracks, with a final degree project in the second year: Electric Power Systems, Electrotechnical Design, Electrical Drives, and newer IT-related areas of competency. This programme will enable the Master’s student to develop a comprehensive education, providing them with the ability to enter a professional role in industry, academia or research and development.
The final degree project (30 ECTS) corresponds to five months' full-time studies, and is examined at KTH. It can be performed at KTH or externally. The project must be presented in a written report, the Master's Thesis, and also orally in a seminar. The project can be initiated if and only if 67,5 ECTS of course work have been successfully completed. At least 30 ECTS must be from compulsory courses, and at least 22,5 ECTS from conditional elective courses (1). Further, depending on the subject area of the project the required (by the examiner) courses must have been included in these 67,5 ECTS of course work.