The global demand for affordable and sustainable resources have created an urgent need for electrical engineers and researcher. Both to provide electricity and to build new smart solutions that enable a more sustainable energy management. This program is designed for those of you who would like to work within the areas of management, systems and/or components within electric power engineering.

Electric Power Engineering at KTH

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

  • electric power systems and markets
  • power system operation control and automation
  • power electronics and drives
  • modeling of electrotechnical equipment
  • management in power systems

This program enables the student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, with specialization in one or two of the areas. This provides a sound foundation to enter a professional role in industry or academia.

Year 1

In the first year, the program is focused on providing a good solid understanding of the electric power engineering domain as a whole. The program starts with fundamental courses in the area during the first half-year, courses that will constitute the basis for further specializations later in the programme. In addition, 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 specialization within the field. The program 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 the 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.

This is a two-year program (120 ECTS credits) given in English. Graduates are awarded the degree of Master of Science. The program is given mainly at KTH Campus in Stockholm by the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (at KTH).

Careers

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 program is designed to utilize 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.

Students

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

Andrea Molina Gómez, Spain: "Since I started my engineering career, I have felt very strongly about finishing my studies at KTH. It is one of the best universities in the world in the area of the electrical sciences (my specialty), and this assures you a good education, good facilities, and a good environment."

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 programs. The three key sustainable development goals addressed by the master's program in Electric Power Engineering are:

  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities

Electric power is one of the key areas for achieving our sustainability goals. One illustration of this is that a reduction in emissions and energy consumption often results in more demands and more utilization of electric power, typically when changing from fossil to electric power. The electric power engineer is most likely to concentrate on goals 7 and 9 and as an enabler in achieving almost all of the other goals.

Of these other goals, infrastructure, and specifically power systems, is also a very interesting area, being out-of-date in some parts of the world and requiring reinforcement in others. In both cases, innovation and development become very important, basically in order to utilize our resources as efficiently as possible, while at the same time supporting new production and consumption patterns.

Courses

The two-year master's program in Electric Power Engineering consists of three terms of courses and one final term dedicated to the master's degree project. Each term consists of approximately 30 ECTS credits. Depending on which track you choose, you will study different courses. The courses presented on this page apply to studies starting in autumn 2020.

Year 1

The program consists of compulsory courses, two groups of conditionally elective courses (where a number of hp must be read from each group), a degree project and completely optional courses.

  • Mandatory courses. All courses must be read for a degree. For students who follow the program for less than two years, for example, due to studies abroad, the course EH2220 is replaced with EH2221.
  • Conditionally Elective Basic Courses. At least 24 credits must be read for the degree. It is free to read the courses year 1, or year 2, if the course's special eligibility requirements are met. Note, however, that the conditionally elective basic courses often constitute eligibility requirements for the conditionally elective advanced courses.
  • Conditionally elective advanced courses. At least 22,5 credits must be read for the degree. It is free to read the courses year 1, or year 2, if the course's special eligibility requirements are met.
  • Elective courses

Mandatory courses

  • Theory and Methodology of Science (Natural and Technological Science) (AK2030) 4.5 credits
  • The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer (EH2220) 3.0 credits

Conditionally elective courses

  • Power System Analysis (EG2100) 6.0 credits
  • Power System Stability and Control (EG2110) 7.5 credits
  • Power Generation Operation and Planning (EG2200) 6.0 credits
  • Electricity Market Analysis (EG2210) 7.5 credits
  • Power Generation, Environment and Markets (EG2220) 7.5 credits
  • Communication and Control in Electric Power Systems (EH2741) 6.0 credits
  • Computer Applications in Power Systems (EH2745) 4.5 credits
  • High-voltage Engineering (EI2430) 7.5 credits
  • Electrotechnical Modelling (EI2433) 7.5 credits
  • Power Grid Technology and Substation Design (EI2436) 6.0 credits
  • Electrotechnical Design (EI2440) 7.5 credits
  • Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Power Systems (EI2452) 7.5 credits
  • Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (EI2455) 7.5 credits
  • Batteries for Energy Storage in Electrical Systems (EI2460) 6.0 credits
  • Electrical Machines and Drives (EJ2201) 6.0 credits
  • Control in Electrical Energy Conversion (EJ2230) 6.0 credits
  • Power Electronics (EJ2301) 6.0 credits
  • Modulation of Power Electronic Converters (EJ2311) 6.0 credits
  • Seminars in Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (EJ2420) 1.5 credits
  • Electric Transportation (EJ2440) 6.0 credits
  • Hybrid and Embedded Control Systems (EL2450) 7.5 credits
  • Control Theory and Practice, Advanced Course (EL2520) 7.5 credits
  • Model Predictive Control (EL2700) 7.5 credits
  • Modeling of Dynamical Systems (EL2820) 7.5 credits

Year 2

The program consists of compulsory courses, two groups of conditionally elective courses (where a number of hp must be read from each group), a degree project and completely optional courses.

  • Mandatory courses. All courses must be read for a degree. For students who follow the program for less than two years, for example, due to studies abroad, the course EH2220 is replaced with EH2221.
  • Conditionally Elective Basic Courses. At least 24 credits must be read for the degree. It is free to read the courses year 1, or year 2, if the course's special eligibility requirements are met. Note, however, that the conditionally elective basic courses often constitute eligibility requirements for the conditionally elective advanced courses.
  • Conditionally elective advanced courses. At least 22,5 credits must be read for the degree. It is free to read the courses year 1, or year 2, if the course's special eligibility requirements are met.
  • Elective courses

Mandatory courses

  • The Sustainable Electric Power Engineer (EH2220) 3.0 credits
  • Electric Power Engineering Project (EI2525) 9.0 credits

Conditionally elective courses

  • Wind Power Systems (EG2340) 7.5 credits
  • Monte Carlo Simulation Theory and Project (EG2420) 7.5 credits
  • Management of Projects (EH2720) 7.5 credits
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EI2402) 7.5 credits
  • Classical Electrodynamics (EI2405) 7.5 credits
  • Power System Protection (EI2439) 6.0 credits
  • Seminar Course in Electrotechnical Design and High Voltage Equipment (EI2490) 1.5 credits
  • Design of Electrical Machines (EJ2222) 7.5 credits
  • Seminars in Electrical Machines and Power Electronics (EJ2420) 1.5 credits
  • Nonlinear Control (EL2620) 7.5 credits

Admission requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the program-specific requirements.

Bachelor's degree

A bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish bachelor's degree, or equivalent academic qualifications from an internationally recognized university, is required. Students who are following longer technical programs, and have completed courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

English proficiency

English language proficiency equivalent to (the Swedish upper secondary school) English course B/6 is required. The requirement can be satisfied through a result equal to, or higher than, those stated in the following internationally recognized English tests:

  • TOEFL Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, a total score of 575.
    TOEFL ITP is not accepted.
  • TOEFL iBT internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, a total score of 90
  • IELTS Academic: A minimum overall mark of 6.5, with no section lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge ESOL: Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) Certificate in Advanced English or Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): Minimum score of 90
  • The University of Michigan, ECPE (Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • Pearson PTE Academic: Score of 62 (writing 61)

Specific requirements for the master's program in Electric Power Engineering

A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, with courses in

  • Electrical Engineering (including three-phase electrical circuits and/or electrical machines) equivalent to 60 ECTS credits
  • Mathematics (including calculus, algebra, probability theory and basic control theory) equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits.

Application documents

  1. Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies
  2. Transcript of completed courses and grades included in your degree
  3. Proof of English proficiency
  4. A copy of your passport including personal data and photograph, or other identification documents

Specific documents for the master's program in Electric Power Engineering

  • Letter of motivation. A letter explaining why you are interested in this program.
  • Two letters of recommendation (in English).
  • Work experience with relevance to the subject/field of the program.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Summary sheet *

*In order for your application to be considered complete, you need to fill out the online summary sheet. If you do not include a summary sheet, this may negatively affect your evaluation score. Please be sure to fill out all of the required information before you submit the form.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 19, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 2020
Duration
2 years
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Price
310,000 SEK
full program tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens
Deadline
Jan 15, 2020
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