Master's programme in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE)

The joint master's programme in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) is offered by seven European universities through InnoEnergy. Smart electric grids are a critical component in the creation of a more sustainable power supply. The programme enables you to develop the engineering and entrepreneurial skills needed to understand, design, implement and manage smart grids, while enhancing your understanding of the role played by new ways of thinking, new technologies and new businesses in this changing landscape.

Application dates for studies starting in Autumn 2020

Application round 1: 21 October – 17 November 2019
Application round 2: 25 November 2019 – 19 January 2020
Application round 3: 27 January – 08 March 2020
Application round 4: 16 March – 26 April 2020

Partial scholarships and fee waivers are only available for the best applicants from all nationalities in rounds 1 & 2, for the programme chosen as your first priority. Students from InnoEnergy’s partner universities, including KTH, receive a special scholarship worth €10,000 participation fee discount per year. Information on application and fees are found at InnoEnergy Master school

Smart Electrical Networks and Systems at KTH

In your first year you study at KTH. In the second year, you choose to study at one of the following:

  • Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology in France
  • KU Leuven in Belgium
  • UPC:Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech in Spain
  • TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands

Year 1

During the first year at KTH, you will focus on the fundamentals of electric energy systems, including: power system analysis, power electronics, electrical machines, and high-voltage engineering. KTH also offers a mandatory course in innovation and entrepreneurship in electric-power engineering.

You will also attend several one-week modules at a number of our partner universities:

  • The impact of ICT solutions on the smart grid, at Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
  • Power quality and energy efficiency, at AGH: University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Integration of renewable energy into the grid, at UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain

Year 2

For your second year, you choose an area in which to specialise at one of four universities:

  • Energy Management in Buildings and Power Grids at Grenoble INP: Institute of Technology, France
  • Power Distribution and Storage, at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Power Electronics as Enabling Technology for Renewable Integration, at UPC: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech, Spain
  • Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems, at TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Master's degree project

You complete your second and final year with a master's degree project, which you undertake at one of our industrial or research partners. The degree projectis worth 30 ECTS credits and corresponds to five months of full-time study. Your degree project should be relevant to the field of smart grids and be clearly orientated towards innovative solutions that are relevant to electric power.

“My bachelor's was in electrical engineering, so I thought this programme was the best choice for me. I chose Sweden and KTH because of the innovation project that forms part of the course schedule. I really wanted to do something like that because it involves close collaboration with the industry.”

Akshaya Prabakar, master's programme in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems

Career

The programme is the perfect launchpad for an exciting future in electrical engineering, smart grids and electrical networks – whatever you want it to be. 

The programme prepares you for a global career in electrical power engineering, especially in the fast-growing field of smart grids. It is the perfect starting point for students who want to:

  • Enhance the reliability of electric power delivery
  • Minimise the cost of electric energy
  • Encourage the use of new generating sources
  • Increase the penetration of renewable energy sources in the energy mix

"The EIT Label is a quality seal awarded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) to a KIC educational programme that has been assessed positively by the EIT on the implementation of the EIT Quality Assurance and Learning Enhancement (EIT QALE) system and the application of specific quality criteria with focus on the EIT Overarching Learning Outcomes (EIT OLOs), robust entrepreneurship education, highly integrated, innovative ‘learning‐by‐doing’ curricula, international mobility and outreach."

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