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MSc Electric Power Engineering

The master's programme in Electric Power Engineering delivers a solid understanding of the electric power engineering domain and skills to contribute to more sustainable energy solutions. It offers great flexibility to specialise in areas such as electric energy conversion, electrotechnical design, power system control and electricity markets. Graduates find career opportunities at the forefront of advancements in power components and power systems.

Application deadlines for studies starting 2023

17 October (2022): Application opens
16 January: Last day to apply
1 February: Submit documents and, if required, pay application fee
30 March: Admission results announced
August: Arrival and study start

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Electric Power Engineering at KTH

The global demand for affordable and sustainable resources has created a large need for electrical engineers and researchers 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 components, systems and/or management within electric power engineering.

The master's programme in Electric Power Engineering covers the following areas:

  • modelling of electrotechnical equipment
  • power electronics
  • electrical machines
  • power system operation and control
  • power system planning and electricity markets
  • management in power systems

This programme enables students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, with specialisation in one or more of the areas. This provides a sound foundation to enter a professional role in industry or academia.

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).

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. 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 (for example motors and generators), 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 done in the last term of the 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.

Topics covered

Modelling of electrotechnical equipment, power electronics, electrical machines, power system operation and control, power system planning and electricity markets, and management of power systems.

Courses in the programme


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

Dhruvi from India

"I was impressed by the extensive curriculum and the excellent peer network the institute offers. One of the benefits of studying at KTH is the opportunity to work alongside active researchers who are specialists in their fields."

Dhruvi from India

Meet the students


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.

"Working at Tesla was always a dream for me. It combines my love for electrical motors and my passion for cars. This is the reason why, when I was close to the completion of my master thesis, I applied for a job as motor designer there."

Konstantinos Bourchas, Tesla

Meet the graduates

Sustainable development

Graduates from KTH have the knowledge and tools for moving society in a more sustainable direction, as sustainable development is an integral part of all programmes. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's programme in Electric Power Engineering are:

Sustainable development goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Sustainable development goal 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Sustainable development goal 13. Climate Action

Electric energy is of vital importance to modern society and will be one of the key areas to achieve the sustainability goals. Electricity generation stands for a significant part of the emission of greenhouse gases; moreover, it is likely that the demand for electric energy will increase further in the future in order to develop sustainable solutions in other sectors (for example transportation and industry). There will be a large need for improved and new technology in order to build cost-efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly energy systems, which can support new production and consumption patterns. The electric power engineer is most likely to concentrate on goals 7, 9 and 13, but will also be an enabler in achieving almost all of the other goals.

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 Engineering at KTH is currently ranked 18th in the world by QS. Faculty from the department in Electric Power and Energy Systems and Electromagnetic Engineering are the main teachers within this programme.

For the teachers in the programme, research is the main activity, and the research is usually conducted together with industry. The number of teachers and researchers are more than the number of admitted students to the programme, resulting in very good contact between students and teachers/researchers as well as industry.

Faculty and research

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