Track Programme

The Electrical Power Engineering track of the Electrical Engineering MSc programme forms an excellent basis for a successful international career in this field.

The individual study programme of the track Electrical Power Engineering consists of:

  1. Common core courses (21 EC)
  2. Track Core (15 EC)
  3. Courses chosen from the list of specialisation courses (at least 24 EC)
  4. Free elective space (15 EC)
    Examples: research task, international exchange programme, internship, interfaculty specialisation profile, courses offered by other universities, courses from another department/faculty, or social studies courses. Alternatively, this space may be used for homologation courses. These are courses that students can take to acquire knowledge missing from their previous bachelor programme.
  5. A thesis project (45 EC)
    Students build up their individual study programmes according to these guidelines and can choose for either a broader orientation or an in-depth specialisation.

The programme uses innovative and effective educational methods, with a balance between theory and project work, and requires a strong commitment from you. You’ll be challenged to deal with a workload of more than 40 hours per week. In return you will receive individual guidance from our highly skilled teaching staff and professors.


You have the possibility to do an internship at a company as part of the free electives. You can come with a proposal, but the professor can also help you to find internship possibilities. You must speak to the master track coordinator and the thesis professor to evaluate if the chosen internship fits your study programme. More information about the procedure can be obtained at the Internship Office of our department.

Master thesis

The master’s thesis is the final challenge. You’ll have to demonstrate your capacity to successfully carry out a research project. The projects can be completed at the research groups of the ESE department or at a company. You’ve got six months to get the job done. After that period, you can complete the entire project by successfully presenting the results during a public presentation.

Some examples of recent graduation projects are:

  • Optimisation of on-site partial discharge measurements and evaluation of diagnostic parameters for assessing the condition of distribution cable systems
  • Control of a multi-terminal voltage-source converter HVDC for offshore wind power
  • Sustainable off-grid power for rural areas
  • Wireless power transmitter for e-mobility
  • Directional relay coordination in ungrounded radial distribution networks using a real time digital simulator
  • Design of fault-tolerant energy conversion systems for increasing wind turbine reliability
  • Development of low bandgap a-GeSn absorber
  • High energy yield Bifacial-IBC solar cells enabled by poly-Si carrier selective passivating contacts
  • Development of flexible tandem solar cells
  • Self-consistent opto-electrical model for transparent conductive oxides
  • Energy rating of bifacial PV modules
  • Invisible PV on roofs of monumental buildings

International Opportunities

If you want to expand your horizon and experience more of the world, you can choose to study abroad during the third semester of the programme. Whether you want to experience the lively and exhilarating city of Brisbane, learn from the Japanese approach of science or breath the Swiss fresh air during an exchange programme, it is possible.

The faculty of EEMCS offers you a world of opportunities in the form of bilateral exchange programmes with other universities. The number of places at each partner university is limited. A yearly selection procedure is involved. In addition to international student exchanges for one semester, students may choose to spend one week in another European university in the ATHENS programme, or write their Master’s thesis with a foreign partner as a client.

Extra-curricular activities

Honours programme

Although students of the EPE track are already heading to great careers, you can make an extra mile by taking up the challenge of the Honours Programme. This programme is especially for you if you are an excelling student, and you want to enrich and deepen your knowledge even further. The course doesn’t only improve your skills, but also contributes to career opportunities in the future as it is a proof of excelling at the university. Due to the interdisciplinary character of this programme, you’ll collaborate with students from other faculties.


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