Master in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems

University of Oviedo -

Program Description

Master in Electrical Energy Conversion and Power Systems

University of Oviedo -

Professional Opportunities


The main goal of this Master's Degree is the training of qualified staff in areas related to electrical energy management. This Master's Course offers a double approach: scientific and professional.

In the scientific study track, training focuses on the design of two main applications: Electrical Power Systems and Electrical and Hybrid Traction Systems. Students will be able to join a research group in the field of renewable energies and electric traction, in either the University of Oviedo or any other company. Students who choose to take this path will also be able to access a Ph.D. programme if they decide to do so.

In the professional study track, training focuses on the management of electrical energy, so that graduates of this Master's Programme will be able to work in the management area of energy sector companies. Thus, subjects have been designed taking into account two main issues: energy management in large consumers, and the generation and transmission of electrical energy in a liberalized market.

Syllabus

This Master's Programme consists of 4 terms divided in two years:

  • The first term is intended to provide a standard level of knowledge among students with different background training. This leveling term offers a set of optional subjects designed to promote the homogenization of students' knowledge.
  • The second term offers several compulsory subjects that will promote the acquisition of the Master's common skills.
  • The third term has been designed according to two approaches: professional and academic. The first one focuses on the acquisition of the necessary competencies for managing electric energy, and especially energy efficiency and renewable energies. The second one provides in-depth knowledge on technology development and industrial design, two issues that are detailed in the specific competencies of two of the master's main lines: "Power Systems" and "Electric/Hybrid Vehicle".
  • The last term has been designed to complete students' training. Subjects taught during this period are of a general nature and they address issues related to the socio-economic impact of the technologies studied during the course. In addition, students have to complete their Master's Thesis and an internship period. This term also contains the necessary ECTS credits on scientific methods to access Ph.D. studies, according to the regulations of the University of Oviedo.


Course Content
FIRST TERM (Levelling Stage)

Each student must complete 30 ECTS, depending on their previous background. The teaching committee will consider every application form independently, selecting 30 ECTS credits for every student from the available optional subjects.

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy Power Systems, Electrical Traction and Energy Efficiency (3 ECTS)

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS (Students must complete 27 ECTS)

  • Dynamic Analysis and Modelling of Electric Machines (3 ECTS)
  • Electronic CAD (3 ECTS)
  • Power Electronics Circuits (3 ECTS)
  • Control of Electromechanical Systems (3 ECTS)
  • Dynamic Control of AC Machines (3 ECTS)
  • Power Electronics Devices (3 ECTS)
  • Power Plants (6 ECTS)
  • Power Systems Operation (4.5 ECTS)
  • Electrical Utilities and Facilities (3 ECTS)
  • Electric Machines for Generation and Traction (3 ECTS)
  • Microcontrollers (3 ECTS)
  • Digital Signal Processing and Communications (3 ECTS)
  • Hybrid Control Systems (3 ECTS)
  • Electric Transmission Networks (4.5 ECTS)


SECOND TERM (Common Skills Stage)

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS

  • Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation of Electric Power Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Control and Monitoring in Renewable Energy Generation Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Industrial Electronics in Renewable Energy Generation Systems (6 ECTS)
  • Distributed Generation Systems and Power Quality (6 ECTS)
  • Laboratory (6 ECTS)


THIRD TERM (Specialization Stage)

  • Applied Simulation to Power Systems (3 ECTS)

Students will have to specialize in one of the following two areas:

  • Technical-Economic Management
    • Energy Strategies and Policies (3 ECTS)
    • Regulation and Directives (3 ECTS)
    • Economical and Financial Analysis (6 ECTS)
    • Electrical Energy Project Management (renewable and conventional) (6 ECTS)
    • Electrical Markets (6 ECTS)
    • Internship (3 ECTS)
  • Scientific-Technical Research
    • Power Systems in Hybrid (HEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV) (6 ECTS)
    • Energy Storing and Recovering in Power Systems and Hybrid/Electric Vehicles (HEV/EV) (6 ECTS)
    • Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and High Voltage DC (HVDC) (6 ECTS)
    • Microgrids and Smart grids (6 ECTS)
    • Applied Simulation to Hybrid/Electric Vehicles (HEV/EV)(3 ECTS)


FOURTH TERM (Final Stage)

  • Challenges and Tendencies in Future Power Systems (4.5 ECTS)
  • Energy Efficiency (4.5 ECTS)
  • Generic and Specific Topics in Scientific Research (3 ECTS)
  • Master's Thesis (18 ECTS)

Access Requirements


In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated into the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

This Master's Degree is aimed, mainly, at Technical Engineers, Graduates in Engineering and Engineers, or people interested in Potence Systems related to the Efficient Conversion of Energy, who are willing to work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-national and multi-cultural environment. In any case, students require basic knowledge of technology (electrical, electronic and automatic) and management (energetic efficiency, techno-economic management). Moreover, students must provide a certificate of their level of English Language, of at least: 6.0 in the IELTS examination with at least a 5.0 in each section; 550 points in the paper-based TOEFL with at least a 4.0 in the writing section, or a 79 in the Internet-based TOEFL with at least 17 in each section.


Modality:
Attendance required

Schedule: Mornings or afternoons depending on the course or subject.

Teaching Center: Polytechnic School of Engineering of Gijón (Campus of Viesques in Gijón)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 30, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
41 EUR
41.96€/credit, Home/EU students. 90.54€/credit, international students.
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Locations
Spain - Oviedo, Asturias
Start date : Sept. 2018
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