Master in Smart Energy

General

Program Description

Developers for Smart Energy Solutions

Are you interested in smart energy systems, a combination of new technologies and business models? Do you wish to have capabilities for creating innovative and sustainable energy solutions for the future?

Changes and disruption of traditional power and energy systems require a new set of skills in order to realize the transition to smarter, more flexible and renewable energy systems. Next generation electrical power engineers need to understand the increasing amount of different interdisciplinary interactions ranging from new technologies to customer needs and different energy policies.

The new, multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Smart Energy offers students the latest knowledge in ongoing energy transitions and excellent capabilities to renew the industry and create future-proof solutions for sustainable and smart energy systems.

The University of Vaasa has close ties with the businesses of the region and we use actual case studies in our teaching combining theoretical knowledge with practical examples.Vaasa is the largest energy technology hub in the Nordic countries, with 140 companies and 11,000 employees in the energy industry. The employment rate in Vaasa is the best in Finland.

Teaching outcomes

The programme consists of three blocks:
1) Smart Grids and Power Generation
2) Digitalisation
3) Business studies

and provides its students good analytical skills and wide expertise about key smart energy systems enabling technologies (such as battery energy storages, microgrids, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, 5G, hybrid AC/DC systems with power electronics), future market and business models.

In order to apply for admission to the Master’s Programme, the applicants should have completed a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field (e.g. electrical engineering, energy technology, automation technology, telecommunications engineering).

The two-year programme leads to a Master of Science in Technology degree.

Learning Outcomes

By completing this programme, you will be able to:

  • plan, research and develop new intelligent solutions for the electrical and energy systems of the future e.g. by utilizing different simulation tools
  • lead and manage different production, product development and planning projects in the field of electrical engineering and energy technology
  • assess and compare different ways of energy production from the technical and economical point of view and compare different alternatives in energy production
  • use existing sources of information critically and produce new knowledge in electrical engineering and energy technology
In addition, the programme prepares students for research work and provides eligibility for further studies in the field of electrical engineering and electrical energy engineering. Annually, 20 students with the best credentials are admitted to the Master's Programme in Smart Energy. The application period is around December - January annually. There are no entrance examinations for the international Master's programme. Admission decisions are made on the basis of the required documents, evaluating each complete application individually and selecting those with the best qualifications. Tuition fee for the Master's Programme in Smart Energy is 10 000 euros. In addition to the tuition fee students are required to pay the Student Union membership fee of approximately 140 euro per academic year. The University of Vaasa has scholarships available for students who are required to pay tuition fees in Master's Degree Programmes.
Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with more than 5000 students, and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor.

The University of Vaasa is a multidisciplinary University with more than 5000 students, and it offers degrees at all academic levels from Bachelor to Master and Doctor. Read less