Master's programme in Electric Power Engineering

Our global demands of affordable and sustainable resources for an improving world have placed an urgent need on electrical engineers and researchers. Both to provide electricity and to build new smart solutions that enable a more sustainable energy management. This programme is designed for those of you who would like to work within the areas of: management, systems and/or components within electric power engineering.

Application open

Application through University Admissions in Sweden.

16 October 2017: Application opens
15 January 2018: Application deadline
1 February 2018: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
6 April 2018: Notification of selection results

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The tuition fee for the full programme is SEK 310,000
Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are generally required to pay an application fee of SEK 900.

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay an application fee.

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Degree awarded: Master of Science
Language of instruction: English
Duration: Two years (120 ECTS credits)
Programme start: Late August
Location: KTH Campus, Stockholm
School: School of Electrical Engineering (at KTH)

For questions regarding programme content and specific admission requirements, feel free to contact the programme coordinator.

Programme coordinator: Cristina La Verde, Phone +46-8-790 7315

Electric Power Engineering at KTH

The Electric Power Engineering Programme is taught in English in the following areas:

  • electric power systems and markets
  • power system operation control and automation
  • power electronics and drives
  • modelling of electrotechnical equipment
  • management of power systems

This programme will enable the master’s student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, with specialisation in one or two of the areas, giving them a sound foundation enabling them to enter a professional role in industry or academia.

Year 1

In 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 basis for further specialisations later in the programme. In addition, the first year also includes technology complementary courses that provide environmental, societal, and philosophical perspectives to electric power engineering.

Courses

Year 2

The second year (and also 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.

Courses

Master's degree 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 undertaken at the university or in industry, anywhere in the world. Degree projects undertaken at the university are part of ongoing research and provide the opportunity to build close contacts with a research group. Projects in collaboration with industrial partners 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.

Career

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 new engineers. For a long time there has been a wide selection of career options all over the world for electric power engineers. 

This programme is designed to utilise KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders such as ABB, Vattenfall, Ellevio, Bombardier and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, offering students an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical, industrial applications.

Career and alumni interviews

Students

Find out what students from the programme think about their time at KTH.

Shuqi Zhao, China

"Electrical machines and power electronics will always be needed."

Meet the students

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 26th in the world by QS (17th in 2016, 16th in 2015). Faculty from the department in Electric Power and Energy Systems and Electromagnetic Engineering is teaching courses within this programme.

Faculty and research

Changes in the programme may occur.  

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