Electric Power Engineering

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 19.3k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
StudyQA ranking:724 Duration:24 months

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Electrical energy is essential for societal development and the welfare of people; without electrical energy, global development would stop.

Electric Power Engineering aims to educate students in advanced and state-of-the-art developments in electric power engineering; the programme addresses theoretical aspects as well as provides a good practical and experimental basis. It has a long tradition at Chalmers of around one hundred years.

Programme areas include high voltage engineering, electric machines and drives, power electronics and power systems. The department’s research profile of environment and renewable energy sources is also covered.

Who should apply

The programme is suitable for students interested in a career in the power engineering industry, the utilities industry and other related areas. Students with basic undergraduate level training from a branch of electrical engineering, automation and mechatronics engineering, energy engineering or engineering physics are welcome to apply to the programme. The programme is also suitable for personnel from power engineering manufacturing companies, power utilities and individuals who are interested in updating their knowledge in the subject or who would like to enhance their qualifications.

Why apply

Electric Power Engineering aims to provide master’s programme students with:

  • good theoretical knowledge by means of lectures and tutorials,
  • good practical experience by means of computer exercises (simulation) and laboratory exercises (experimentation),
  • contact with Swedish industry through guest lectures, study visits and opportunities to carry out master’s thesis work in the industry.

First Year

AUTUMN TERM Study period 1

Compulsory courses

  • Power system analysis, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • Electric drives 1, Examination 7,5 Credits

AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

Compulsory courses

  • Power electronic converters, Examination 7,5 Credits
  • High voltage engineering, Examination 7,5 Credits

SPRING TERM Study period 3 Elective courses

  • Power system operation, Examination 7,5
  • Electric drives 2, Examination 7,5
  • Electric installations and statutes, Project 4,5
  • Electric installations and statutes, Examination 3,0
  • Managerial economics, Examination 7,5
  • Environmental management, Examination 7,5

SPRING TERM Study period 4 Elective courses

  • Power electronic devices and applications, Examination 7,5
  • High voltage technology, Examination 7,5
  • Industrial management, Examination 7,5
  • Life cycle assessment, Examination 7,5

Second Year

AUTUMN TERM Study period 1

Elective courses

  • Introduction to electronic system design, Laboratory 7,5
  • Power engineering, design project, Project 7,5
  • Applied computational electromagnetics, Project 7,5
  • Sustainable power production and transportation, Examination 7,5
  • Nonlinear and adaptive control, Examination 5,0
  • Nonlinear and adaptive control, Laboratory 2,5
  • Modelling and simulation, Examination 4,5
  • Modelling and simulation, Laboratory 3,0
  • Quality management, Examination 7,5
  • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Examination 3,0
  • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Laboratory 3,0
  • Introduction to integrated circuit design, Written and oral assignments 1,5
  • Introduction to communication engineering, Examination 7,5
  • Strategic management and economics of intellectual property, Examination 7,5

AUTUMN TERM Study period 2

Elective courses

  • Power engineering, design project, Project 7,5
  • Power market management, Examination 7,5
  • Assessing sustainability: Assignments, Examination 7,5
  • Power electronic solutions for power systems, Examination 7,5
  • Project management, Examination 7,5
  • Applied signal processing, Examination 7,5
  • Linear control system design, Design exercise + laboratory 3,0
  • Linear control system design, Examination 4,5
  • Environmental systems analysis, Examination 7,5

SPRING TERM Study period 3

SPRING TERM Study period 4

Diploma thesis

  • Master's thesis in Energy and environment, Diploma thesis 30.0
  • Master's thesis in Energy and environment, part A, Diploma thesis 30.0
  • Master's thesis in Energy and environment, part B, Diploma thesis 30.0
  • Master's thesis in Materials and manufacturing technology, Diploma thesis 30.0
  • Master's thesis in Materials and manufacturing technology, part A, Diploma thesis 30.0
  • Master's thesis in Materials and manufacturing technology, part B, Diploma thesis 30.0

Research connections

The programme is closely connected to the graduate research school in the area of energy and the environment, and particularly to specialisations within electric power engineering. It is also connected to the graduate research school in the area of high voltage engineering, which is a joint initiative between Chalmers University of Technology, Uppsala University, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and High Voltage Valley in Ludvika.

Many of the programme’s courses and master’s thesis project areas provide a strong link to research activities within the Division of Electric Power Engineering and the High Voltage Engineering Division, the latter belonging to the Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology. Students who have completed the programme are thus expected to form a strong pool for recruitment to the abovementioned PhD programmes.

Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers has a well established link to the power industries in Sweden. The industries have supported research projects financially as well as through other forms of cooperation. In the past few years, cooperation with the car, telecom and wind power industries has increased through a number of master’s theses and research projects.

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Electric Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Energy Engineering or Engineering Physics. Prerequisites: Electric power engineering (including Basics of Electric circuit theory, Electric machines, Power electronics and Power systems) Mathematics (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis and Numerical analysis and statistics) and Automatic control.English Language ProficiencyThe most common and important scores that are accepted are IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

All Scholarships administered by Chalmers have now been awarded and all applicants have been notified of their selection results.

Important: Applications for scholarships should be made along with the application for Master's studies. Students should not wait until they receive an admission to do so.

  • The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.

  • The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and available to nearly all fee-paying students, with the exception of 12 countries.

  • The Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarships are 100% fee tuition waivers with possibilities for summer internships and a final master's thesis project.

  • The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.

  • The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship is a scholarship comprising USD 35 000 (i.e. a reduction of the tuition fee by USD 8750 per semester) and is awarded to one student with US citizenship.

  • The Volvo Car Corporation Scholarships are 100% tuition fee waivers awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Car Corporation.

  • The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.

Scholarships that will not be offered in 2014

  • The Chalmers MasterCard Scholarship (will be offered again in 2015) Available biennialy for a Master's student from Central America, South America or Mexico. The scholarship comprises a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).

  • The FlexLink Scholarship (not available in 2014) for a Master's Student from China is a 100% tuition fee waiver along with possibilities for internship and a final master thesis project.

Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.

Scholarships for current students

Adlerbert 60th Anniversary Scholarships - Will be offered for the first time during 2014 to fee paying Master's Programme students who were admitted Autumn 2013, including scholarship holders whose scholarships do not include costs of living coverage. This means that, for instance, holders of Swedish Institute scholarships and Sievert Larsson, version 2 scholarships will not be eligible to apply. In order to be eligible the applicant must have passed at least 60 credits during the first year of studies. The scholarships, which amount to 60 000 SEK each, will be awarded based on the applicants' cumulative grade point average . Around 10 to 20 scholarships will be offered in 2014. More information about how to apply, etc., will be published soon.

Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.

Scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use their online guide in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country at your intended level of study.

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