Master's programme in Electric Power Engineering
Our global demands on resources have placed an urgent emphasis on supplying a growing population with affordable, sustainable supply of electricity. How we manage this challenge will very much depend on a new generation of creative, technically savvy engineers.
Electric Power Engineering at KTH
The Electric Power Engineering programme is taught in English and focuses on four subject tracks: electric power systems and markets, power system operation control and automation, power electronics and drives and modelling of electrotechnical equipment. This programme will enable the master’s student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, opening opportunities to enter a professional role in industry, academia or research and development.
The first year the programme is focused on providing a good solid understanding of the electric power engineering domain as a whole. The programme starts with fundamental courses in the area during the first half year, courses that will constitute the base for further specialisations later in the programme. In addition to the first year also includes technology complementary courses that provide environmental, societal, and philosophical perspectives to electric power engineering.
The second year (and also at the end of the first year) is devoted to specialisation within the field. The programme offers a wide range of courses on various topics in the areas of electrotechnical design, electric energy conversion, power system design, and control of power systems. The second year includes a mandatory project course as well as the final master thesis project. The final degree project corresponds to five months’ full-time studies and is examined at KTH in the last term of studies. It can be performed at the university or externally, anywhere in the world. Degree projects performed at the university are part of ongoing research and provide the opportunity to build close contacts with a research group. Degree projects can be performed with industrial partners as well, and these projects are often related to research and development. The project must be presented in written form, as the Master’s thesis, and also orally in a seminar.
For decades, KTH and Sweden have been at the forefront of advancements in grid systems, power component technologies and automation solutions. These areas are in constant need of fresh ideas and successful ways in which to integrate academia, research necessary to excel in this new era of utility and power requirements, and offers a wide selection of career options.
This programme is designed to utilise KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders like ABB, Vattenfall, Ellevio, Fortum,Bombardier and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, offering students an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical, industrial applications.
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Faculty and research
The programme in Electric Power Engineering is given by the School of Electrical Engineering at KTH. The field of Electrical and Electronics at KTH is currently ranked 17th in the world by QS (16th in 2015). Faculty from the department in Electric Power and Energy Systems and Electromagnetic Engineering is teaching courses within this programme.
Changes in the programme may occur.