Master in Electric Power Engineering
Our global demands on resources have placed an urgent emphasis on supplying a growing population with affordable, environmentally responsible power. How we manage this challenging paradigm will rely on a new generation of creative, technically savvy engineers.
The Electric Power Engineering programme is taught in English and focuses on four subject tracks, with a final degree project in the second year: Electric Power Systems, Electrotechnical Design, Electrical Drives, and newer IT-related areas of competency. This programme will enable the Master’s student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, providing them with the ability to enter a professional role in industry, academia or research and development.
The final degree project corresponds to five months' full-time study and is examined at KTH. It can be performed at the university or externally, and the project must be presented in written form, as the Master's thesis, and also orally in a seminar. The project can only be initiated if the correct and relevant amount of course work has been successfully completed – the necessary credits from both compulsory and conditionally elective courses must be accumulated beforehand.
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 successful ways in which to integrate academia, research and industry. A two-year Master’s degree in Electric Power Engineering provides students with the knowledge and training necessary to excel in this new era of utility and power requirements, and offers a wide selection of career options. The programme equips engineers with the skills necessary to understand, analyse and operate individual components relating to power systems, and their integrated and holistic functions.
This programme is designed to utilise KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders like ABB, Vattenfall, Fortum, Bombardier and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, offering students an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical, industrial applications.
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Last updated September 23, 2016