Erasmus Mundus Master's Degree in Sustainable Transportation & Electrical Power Systems


Program Description

Professional Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this Master's course will be highly qualified professionals in the field of electrical energy and new transportation systems, and specialized in the study of power systems applied to renewable energies and hybrid and electrical transportation systems.

In order to meet this goal, this Erasmus Mundus master's programme has been designed in order to provide an advanced training and an integrated knowledge that will allow students to work in industrial or research activities in the energy sector. The curriculum is aimed at addressing the main challenges of the electrical energy sector and focuses strongly on innovation, sustainability, and energy efficiency issues.

In order to offer a more specific and specialized training, this course offers two possible study tracks:

  • Renewable Energies and Power Systems
  • Sustainable Transportation

Thanks to this two study tracks and a holistic approach, the issues addressed in this course focus on the main aspects of electrical energy management and the new transport systems, such as:

With all this, the goal of this programme is to provide students who complete this Master's Degree with specialized, updated and international training that allows them to develop a professional career in this field or to take up research.

  • The management of generation technologies, particularly renewable energy sources.
  • Grid connection interfaces including electronic power converters.
  • Transport and distribution systems, including smart grids and microgrid concept.
  • Impact of electrical transportation systems (EV/HEV) on the electrical network.
  • Power electronics applications for EV/HEV.


This Master's Course is organized in 2 academic years and divided into four terms of 30 ECTS credits each. Students can design their own curriculum according to their previous background and their professional interest, although it offers two recommended study tracks: Sustainable Transportation (ST) and Electrical Power Systems (EPS). As part of the curriculum of this programme, students will study in at least 3 different countries depending on the desired specialization. Students who successfully pass this course will obtain a Joint Degree fully recognized by the four participating institutions.

Students will attend an introductory course at the University of Oviedo, where they will take a Levelling Course in order to compensate the different educational background and knowledge of the students. The first semester will take place in Roma or Portugal depending on the chosen study track. The next semesters will be completed in Nottingham and Oviedo respectively, and the fourth and final semester will consist of an internship period in one of the partner institutions or associated company, and a guided research aimed at the preparation of the Master's Thesis.


University of Rome:

  • Mechanical Background: 6 ECTS
  • Electrical Machines: 6 ECTS
  • Control of Electromechanical Systems: 3 ECTS
  • Power Systems Basics: 6 ECTS
  • Power Electronics Devices and Circuits: 6 ECTS
  • Dynamic Analysis of AC Machines: 3 ECTS
  • Dynamic Control of AC Machines: 3 ECTS
  • Digital Control and Microcontrollers: 6 ECTS
  • AC Drives: 6 ECTS


  • Power Electronic Converters: 6 ECTS
  • Electrical Machines: 6 ECTS
  • Control of Electromechanical Systems: 3 ECTS
  • Power Systems: 6 ECTS
  • Power Plants: 6 ECTS
  • Distribution Systems: 6 ECTS
  • Digital Control: 3 ECTS
  • Microcontrollers: 3 ECTS
  • DSP and Communications: 3 ECTS


University of Nottingham

  • Focus on Sustainable Transportation:
    • Power Systems for Aerospace, Marine and Automotive Application: 7,5 ECTS
    • Advanced Power Conversion: 5 ECTS
    • Advanced AC drives + Project: 7,5 ECTS
    • Advanced AC Machines: 5 ECTS
    • Technologies for Hydrogen Economy: 2,5 ECTS
  • Focus on Electrical Power Systems:
    • FACTS and Distributed Generation (Renewable Generation Technologies): 5 ECTS
    • Renewable Generation Technologies and Control: 5 ECTS
    • Power Quality and EMC + Project: 7,5 ECTS
    • Technologies for Wind Generation + Project: 7,5 ECTS
    • Combined Heat and Power: 5 ECTS


University of Oviedo

  • Focus on Sustainable Transportation:
    • Design of hybrid (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV): 9 ECTS
    • Energy storing and recovering in power systems and hybrid/electric vehicles: 6 ECTS
    • EMC: 4,5 ECTS
    • Power Systems for electrical transportation: 4,5 ECTS
    • Applied simulation to electrical transportation: 3 ECTS
    • Electrical Transportation Laboratory: 3 ECTS
  • Focus on Electrical Power Systems:
    • Smart grids and Microgrids: 6 ECTS
    • Applied simulation to power systems: 3 ECTS
    • Power Systems Laboratory: 3 ECTS
    • Electrical Markets: 4 ECTS
    • Project Management: 6 ECTS
    • Economical and Financial Analysis: 6 ECTS
    • Electrical Energy and Cooperation for Development: 2 ECTS


  • Master's Thesis
    • Internship (12 ECTS)
    • Master's Thesis (18 ECTS)

Access Requirements

To be eligible for this course, students must hold a Degree in Engineering (a 3-year degree or at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent according to the regulations of each country and the European regulations).

Furthermore, students must be proficient in oral and written English. All candidates must be able to certify at least a C1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: IELTS with a minimum score of 6.0 and at least 5.5 point in each section; TOEFL (paper-based) with a score of at least 550 and 4 points in the writing section; TOEFL (Internet-based) with a score of at least 79 points at least 17 points in each section. Candidates from English speaking countries are required to submit an official letter from their home Universities stating that English is the language of instruction at the institution.

This Erasmus Mundus Master's Courses have deadlines and procedures that are different from the rest of the official Master's Degrees. To check the appropriate procedure, please visit the website of the Erasmus Mundus Master's Course.

In the next few days, information about the registration process will be provided.

Attendance required

Schedule: From Monday to Friday, mornings and afternoons

Teaching Center:

  • University of Oviedo
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Coimbra
  • University of Roma

Tuition Fees

Common tuition fees apply. They are determined by the Consortium Committee.

For the first edition of the EMMC STEPS the tuition fees for the whole Master would be:

  • Tuition fees for Third-country graduate student (Category A students): €4,000 per semester, €16,000 for the full academic programme
  • Tuition fees for European graduate students (Category B students): €2,000 per semester, €8,000 for the full academic programme

The different tuition fees are connected to the University regulations and the fact that they are partly financed by national taxes.

The Consortium Committee may set up a scholarship and waiver policy.

Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapt ... Read More

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. With over 400 years of history, it offers a full range of undergraduate degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in all branches of knowledge and postgraduate degree programmes in collaboration with national and international universities and more than 250 companies. Read less