Automation and Electrical Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.3 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 25, 2025
201–250 place StudyQA ranking:5142 Duration:2 years

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The Master's Programme in Automation and Electrical Engineering is a broad multi-disciplinary programme providing graduates with the ability to work in and between a wide variety of fields -  ranging from traditional Electrical Engineering and Energy sectors to Biomedical Engineering, Control Engineering and Robotics. Drawing from extensive research in mathematical and natural sciences, the curriculum is flexible and allows students to study a unique combination of courses to suit their own interests.

The key themes in the programme are sustainability, e.g. energy efficiency and intelligent transportation systems; distributed and networked systems, e.g. smart grid, smart living environment, safety and security in distributed/networked systems; sensing and perceiving the environment, e.g. microsensors, machine perception; transition from automation to autonomy; and personal healthcare.

The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to apply scientific methods and theories in a broad variety of engineering and research careers as well as in doctoral studies.

Study Programme

Students can choose from three different majors within the programme

  • Electrical Power and Energy Engineering
  • Control, Robotics and Autonomous Systems
  • Translational Engineering.

Depending on the choice, students can then focus on, for example, Electrical Grids, Electric Motor Drives, Lighting Technology, Control Engineering, Robotics, Automation Systems, Embedded Systems, Imaging and Machine Perception, Microsystems, New Hybrid Carbon Nanomaterials, Biomedical Engineering or Personalised Health Care.

The programme offers a variety of practical projects and workshops to prepare graduates for future careers. They are designed to develop strong team-work and analytical skills to enable graduates to solve complex and ill-defined problems often arising from large and complex systems. The fundamental theoretical, practical and experimental aspects are also included to prepare graduates for possible further studies, especially for a PhD.

The Master's degree (120 ECTS) is composed of studies of the major (55-65 ECTS), elective studies (25-35 ECTS), and the Master's thesis (30 ECTS).

Required prior knowledge

Applicants to the programme must first meet the general eligibility criteria and language requirements common to all Master’s programmes in Science and Technology.

The following background knowledge is required. This knowledge is typically obtained by studying a Bachelor degree at a research university with Electrical Engineering, Automation, Control Engineering or Materials Science as a major subject.

 The required background subjects are:

  • mathematics (linear algebra, calculus, probability theory and statistics)
  • programming skills
  • physics and/or chemistry
  • project and team work
  • technical writing

For applicants whose previous degree is in a subject other than Electrical Engineering, Automation, Control Engineering or Materials Science, it is critical to demonstrate the knowledge in the above areas and the specific major requirements (as described below) in the application.

Students chosen to the programme may be required to complement their earlier degree studies with complementary studies. The admission letter will provide information on any such requirements. The complementary studies cannot be included in the Master's degree but will be required for graduation.

In addition to the general background requirements, each major has specific requirements. The major is selected at the beginning of the studies, and at that point the background requirements listed below are considered. The applicants are asked to indicate in the motivation letter which major they wish to follow. The majors offered have the following specific requirements.

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