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 dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

16 October 2019: Application opens
15 January 2020: Application deadline
3 February 2020: Deadline for supporting academic documents (all applicants) and documentation of fee exempt status (if required) or receipt of application fee (if required)
3 April 2020: Notification of selection results
August 2020: Arrival and start of studies

Electric Power Engineering at KTH

The master's programme in Electric Power Engineering covers 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 students 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.

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.

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.

This is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The programme is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH). 

Topics covered

Electric power systems and markets, power system operation control and automation, power electronics and drives, modelling of electrotechnical equipment and management of power systems.

Courses in the programme

Careers

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.

After graduation

Electric power utilities and production: Network Planning, Market Analysis; Renewable energy sector: Network Analysis, Power Component Design; Transport sector: Electric Vehicle Design and Development, Drive Train and Power; Manufacturing industry: Component and Systems Design and Development. Consultant Work or PhD studies are possible careers for all the areas above.

Meet the graduates

Students

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

"KTH stands out in the research community of Electrical Engineering, it's the right place to be."

Rebeca Brenes, Costa Rica

Meet the students

Faculty and research

The programme in Electric Power Engineering is given by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 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

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