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 consists 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.
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 courses||Track core courses||Track core courses||Specialisation courses|
|Specialisation courses||Free elective courses||Free elective courses|
|Second Year (60 EC)|
|1st quarter||2nd quarter||3rd quarter||4th quarter|
|Specialisation courses||Graduation project (45 EC)|
|Free elective courses|
|Common Core (18 EC)|
|Profile Orientation and Academic Skills||3 EC|
|System Engineering||5 EC|
|Choose 2 out of 8 (more is allowed)|
|Statistical Digital Signal Processing and Modeling||5 EC|
|Control System Design||5 EC|
|Advanced Computing Systems||5 EC|
|Measurement and Instrumentation||5 EC|
|Analog Circuit Design Fundamentals||5 EC|
|Machine Learning for Electrical Engineering||5 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.
Focuses on High Voltage Transmission Networks for large scale implementation of Renewable Energy Sources (solar, wind, wave) research directions includes Material and components, Diagnostics and monitoring, Testing and dimensioning, and Asset management. In particular attention is given to Aging of insulation material and lifetime estimation of high voltage components, High voltage power electronics based test sources, Insulation system in electric aircrafts, High voltage for low energy applications, Transformer design, modelling and optimization (medium frequency transformers, pulse transformers, and power transformers), Physics of discharges in gaseous, liquid and solids, Alternative gases for SF6 replacement, HVDC insulation material, Power cables, Dynamic cables, Cable ampacity calculation and thermal modelling, Partial discharge and space change measurement, Dielectric characterization, Development of intelligent dielectrics, Dielectric elastomers, and Finite Element Modelling.
Intelligent Electric Power Systems
Intelligent Electric Power Grids focuses on the generation, transmission and distribution of electrical sustainable energy. It explores technological options for the design and operation of sustainable and reliable intelligent power grids with high level of security of supply. The profile covers broad range of topics related to transmission and distribution grids as well as interconnection with large HVDC grids by considering high penetration level of renewable energy. Special attention is given to the system behaviour during normal operation and disturbances as well as to analyse system performance based on real time simulations and monitoring, artificial intelligence, data analytics and hardware/software in the loop testing.
Developing reliable protection schemes by utilizing hardware in the loop testing, Evaluation of frequency and transient stability indicators, designing Cyber-secure and reliable power systems, AI-based dynamic security assessment, developing reliable HVDC control and protection methodologies. Developing reliable protection schemes by utilizing hardware in the loop testing, Evaluation of frequency and transient stability indicators, designing Cyber-secure and reliable power systems, AI-based dynamic security assessment, developing reliable HVDC control and protection methodologies.
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.
Addresses all aspects of the photovoltaic value chain, from developing absorber and supporting materials to manufacturing high-efficiency single- and multi-junction solar cells, to designing and demonstrating PV-powered multi-functional building elements and X-Integrated PV systems. Specialization courses are PV Technologies, PV Systems, PV Laboratory, PV Materials Processing and Characterization, and PV modelling. These courses cover the functioning of solar cells, modules, and systems from both theoretical and practical point of view. Different combinations of these specialization courses provide a head start with your master thesis project and, consequently, set you up for your dreams’ job.