Programme objectives

Master's Programme, Electric Power Engineering, 120 credits (TELPM), Programme syllabus for studies starting in autumn 2014

Last edit: 23/01/2015
Approved: 23/01/2015

This programme covers all major fields in Electric Power Engineering including systems and components where electricity is principally used to transfer energy. The programme is concerned with understanding, modelling and analysing a wide range of topics related to design, operation, and control of individual power system components as well as power system in its entirety. After successful completion of the programme, participants shall be able to pursue an academic research career as well as a professional career in industry. 

This programme is divided into the following subject areas: 

1. Electric Power Systems (focusing on power system dynamics, stability and control, and on electricity markets)

2. Information and Control Systems (focusing on planning, operation, and control of electric power systems)

3. Electrotechnical Design (focusing on the physical and technical fundamentals for design and maintenance of electrical low and high voltage components, equipment and systems) ,

4. Electrical Drives (focusing on electrical machines and power electronics).

Knowledge and understanding

For the Master’s degree, the student shall

• demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of Electric Power Engineering, including both broad knowledge of this field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in one of the above mentioned subject areas as well as insight into current research and development work, and

• demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the field of Electric Power Engineering.

Skills and abilities

For the Master’s degree, the student shall

• demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information

• demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work

• demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and

• demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Ability to make judgments and adopt a standpoint

For the Master’s degree, the student shall

• demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the field ofElectric Power Engineeringinformed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work

• demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and

• demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.