Master of Science in Renewable Electric Power Systems

General

Program Description

This program offers a thorough knowledge of electricity from renewable energy technology with a special focus on electric power systems.

Electricity from renewable sources is one of today's main challenges. In many countries, the need for local electricity generation is high, while greenhouse gas emissions globally need to be significantly reduced. Solar, wind, hydropower or bioenergy can be solutions for both electricity and energy supply, which can be selected based on local conditions.

In many countries, the electricity grid is in great need of modernization. At present, it is a major challenge to be able to handle varying sources such as electricity from solar cells and wind turbines, both in terms of cable capacity and storage capacity. The smart grid is the solution where demand and generation can be matched by smart communication.

The program is based on electrical engineering with essential elements of renewable energy, communication, and automatic control. This means that you will gain a broad knowledge and a good overview of the entire field regarding electric power systems and renewable energy.

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second-cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering/Science/Technology Electrical Engineering at least 15 credits or Energy Technology at least 15 credits including 7,5 credits in Electrical Engineering or 7,5 credits Electric Power Engineering or equivalent Mathematics at least 15 credits including Calculus 1, 7,5 credits (1MA402, 1MA132), and Vector Geometry, 7,5 credits (1MA403, 1MA133), or equivalent.
  • English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Selections

Alternative selection: The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment.

Syllabus

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Career

The program prepares for professional activity as a planner, consulting engineer or permit assessor in the private sector or public administration. A research career can be pursued. The program also offers already qualified engineers with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to improve their skills.

Degree

Master of Science (120 credits)

The main field of study: Electrical Engineering, with Specialization Renewable Electric Power Systems

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located.

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university named after Carl Linnaeus – a world-renowned Swedish scientist who was born in the Småland region where the university is located. Read less
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