Uppsala University

Renewable Electricity Production, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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The Master of Science in Renewable Electricity Production at Uppsala University teaches students to combine fundamental theories with new and innovative engineering insights. The Master’s programme focuses on the relationship between environment and technology, providing study visits for students, expanding their knowledge in the electric grid and their project management skills.


The Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production offers an interesting education in state-of-the-art electrical power systems and renewable electricity generation. Uppsala University's energy research is world leading in many areas and there is close cooperation between research and industry.

The Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production is the only of its kind in Sweden. If you are interested in the relationship between technology and environment, and want to mix traditional engineering skills with current research in the area of electric power then you can expect two fruitful years in this programme. Our hope is that students should be proud of their education and develop an attractive profile for the labour market after graduation.

The Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production aims to provide students with:

  • A good theoretical background and practical experience of Power Systems and renewable electricity generation.
  • An insight of research and industry perspectives.
  • A network with potential employers during training, both in academia and industry.

As a student in the programme you will be put in contact with some of the main actors in the Swedish industry through study visits and guest lectures. At the same time, there are opportunities for Master’s Thesis and project courses in industry and research groups. However, it is up to you to make contact and show interest.

The Master’s programme requires that a certain percentage of the courses you select are in a topic related to renewable power generation. In addition to this, you have the opportunity to choose different courses according to your own interest and create your own unique profile. Through your choice of courses you can also decide if you want to aim for a career in research or industry.

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of electric power systems. By the time you graduate, you will have the following skills:

  • Be able to perform Power System analysis of large and small electrical systems.
  • Size the new components in the electric grid.
  • Project expansions of the electricity grid.

Designing wind and wave power plants and the electric systems to connect them to the grid.

Technical skills are important, but also soft skills. Project management is also part of the programme. This will be very useful during your studies and for your professional career.


The industry organisation "Svensk Energi" estimates that the energy sector in Sweden alone will require over 7 000 new positions in the next few years. The increase of renewable sources in the electric system is increasing worldwide. The need for well-trained engineers and technicians with expertise in electric power and renewable power generation is large - both in Sweden and abroad.

Examples of jobs suited for this Master’s:

  • Project Manager
  • Design engineer
  • Researcher
  • Consultant
Examples of possible employers:
  • ABB/Siemens
  • Policy makers/NGOs
  • Vattenfall/E.ON /Fortum
  • Pöyri/Sweco/ÅF
  • McKinsey/Accenture

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Renewable Energy Production as the main field of study.

Programme Structure

I the first year, you will study project management and environmental technology as well as basic courses in various renewable energy generation. Examples of courses:

  • Industrial Project Management
  • Wind Power - Technology and Systems
  • Wave power - Technology and Systems

The second year, you will study advanced courses in electrical engineering and power systems. You will have more freedom to choose your courses and build your own profile. You will fine more systems-oriented courses. Examples of courses:

  • Hydroelectric Power - Technology and Systems
  • Solar Energy Technologies for Electricity Production
  • Batteries and Storage
  • Generator Design

The last semester is devoted to the 30 credit Master's thesis required to obtain the diploma. It can be performed at a company or together with a research group at the university. There is also a 15 credit thesis at the end of the first year to obtain a Master's degree 60 credits.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 90 credits in electrical engineering including electric circuit theory, electromagnetism, electronics, power systems engineering and automatic control;
  • 30 credits in mathematics including linear algebra, scientific computing, mathematical statistics, transform methods and multivariable calculus;
  • practical experience of laboratory work and ability to use computer-based calculation tools, such as MATLAB, CAD (such as Solid Works) or FEM (such as COMSOL); and
  • a basic course in mechanics.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 30565 International
  • Free EU/EEA

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000


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