Programme in detail

The Electrical Power Engineering programme is divided in eight quarters. At the end of each quarter students carry out exams. In the first year you will spend more time on core courses, relevant to the track you have chosen.  The Common core consist of compulsory courses called "Profile Orientation and Academic Skills" and “Systems Engineering” as well as 7 fundamental courses on topics such as electromagnetics, networking, signal processing and computing systems. You have to select at least 3 of these fundamentals.

The next tier of the programme is the track core, which contains fundamental courses for your specialisation track, such as High Voltage Technology, Electrical Machines and Drives, Electronic Power Conversion, Photovoltaic Basics, Transients in Power Systems, Semiconductor Device Physics. In this tier, you have to select at least 3 courses. 3

The third tier contains the specialization courses, which enable a deep specialisation for the optimal execution of your thesis project. The free electives allow technical and non-technical courses, also from other faculties and universities, such as entrepreneurship, language and additional presentation courses, an internship or participation in an exchange program. 

First Year (60 EC)
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
Common core coursesTrack core coursesTrack core coursesSpecialisation courses
Specialisation courses
Specialisation coursesFree elective coursesFree elective courses
Second Year (60 EC)
1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter 4th quarter
Specialisation coursesGraduation project (45 EC)
Free elective courses
Common Core (21 EC)
Profile Orientation and Academic Skills3 EC
System Engineering3 EC
Choose 3 out of 7
Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling 5 EC
Control System Design5 EC
Electromagnetics5 EC
Networking5 EC
Advanced Computing Systems5 EC
Measurement and Instrumentation5 EC
Analog Circuit Design Fundamentals5 EC
Track core ( max 13 EC)
Semiconductor Device Physics 5 EC
High Voltage Technology 4 EC
Transients in Power Systems 4 EC
Electrical Machines and Drives 4 EC
Electronic Power Conversion 4 EC
Photovoltaic Basics 4 EC
Specialisation courses (at least 24 EC)
Free Electives (15 EC)
Thesis Project (45 EC)

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A total of 34 EC must be acquired by doing specialisation courses, with a minimum of 21 EC of courses within Electrical Engineering. There are four defined specialisation profiles in which you can explore the main areas within Electrical Power Engineering:  High Voltage,  Smart AC and DC grids, Power Electronics & Electrical Machines and Solar Energy.

These profiles are meant as guidelines, but you are free to compose your own specialisation profile by choosing from the list of specialisation courses in collaboration with the responsible professor.

Each of the specialisation profiles brings you in close contact with a specific and challenging part of the field of EPE and the four primary specialisation profiles deal primarily with the current and emerging technologies of electrical energy. 

High Voltage 
Focuses on High Voltage Transmission Networks for large scale implementation of Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, wave), development of intelligent materials, monitoring of HV systems, and the optimization and controllability of HV transmission grids.

Smart AC and DC grids
Focuses on the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical energy, and it explores technological options for the design and operation of future intelligent power grids, which will be subject to sustainability and reliability constraints. The topics of microgrids, e-mobility and smart cities are also covered within this profile.

Power Electronics & Electrical Machines
Covers electrical power processing and conversion, with an emphasis on improving efficiency in industrial processes, offices, homes and E-mobility. It also covers the operation and design of electrical machines.

Solar Energy
Addresses all aspects of photovoltaic technology, from the design of a PV cell to the implementation of PV systems in the electricity grid.

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