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:
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 Masters Thesis and project courses in industry and research groups. However, it is up to you to make contact and show interest.
The Masters 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:
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 Masters:
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Renewable Energy Production as the main field of study.
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:
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:
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.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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For Master's level studies, applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university. Applicants who have not been awarded a Bachelor's degree but are in their final year of studies may be conditionally admitted.
Applicants must also demonstrate proficiency in English, and this is usually done through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent.
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Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000
Uppsala University provides several different scholarships for students. The scholarships cover exclusively the tuition fees for courses within the programme, i e 30 credits per semester.
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