Chalmers University of Technology

Electric Power Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
Electric Power Engineering aims to educate students in advanced and state-of-the-art developments in electric power engineering; the programme addresses theoretical aspects as well as provides a good practical and experimental basis. It has a long tradition at the Chalmers University of Technology of around one hundred years.

About

The Electric Power Engineering programme areas include high voltage engineering, electric machines and drives, power electronics and power systems. The department’s research profile of environment and renewable energy sources is also covered.

Why apply

Electric Power Engineering aims to provide master’s programme students with:

  • good theoretical knowledge by means of lectures and tutorials,
  • good practical experience by means of computer exercises (simulation) and laboratory exercises (experimentation),
  • contact with Swedish industry through guest lectures, study visits and opportunities to carry out master’s thesis work in the industry.

Research connections

The programme offered by Chalmers University of Technology is closely connected to the graduate research school in the area of energy and the environment, and particularly to specialisations within electric power engineering. It is also connected to the graduate research school in the area of high voltage engineering, which is a joint initiative between Chalmers University of Technology, Uppsala University, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and High Voltage Valley in Ludvika.Many of the programme’s courses and master’s thesis project areas provide a strong link to research activities within the Division of Electric Power Engineering and the High Voltage Engineering Division, the latter belonging to the Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology.

Students who have completed the programme are thus expected to form a strong pool for recruitment to the above-mentioned PhD programmes.Electric Power Engineering at Chalmers has a well established link to the power industries in Sweden. The industries have supported research projects financially as well as through other forms of cooperation. In the past few years, cooperation with the car, telecom and wind power industries has increased through a number of master’s theses and research projects.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power system analysis, Examination
  • Electric drives 1, Examination
  • Power electronic converters, Examination
  • High voltage engineering, Examination
  • Power system operation, Examination
  • Electric drives 2, Examination
  • Electric installations and statutes, Project
  • Electric installations and statutes, Examination
  • Managerial economics, Examination
  • Environmental management, Examination

Audience

The programme is suitable for students interested in a career in the power engineering industry, the utilities industry and other related areas. Students with basic undergraduate level training from a branch of electrical engineering, automation and mechatronics engineering, energy engineering or engineering physics are welcome to apply to the programme.

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

Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Electric Engineering, Automation and Mechatronics Engineering, Energy Engineering or Engineering Physics.

Prerequisites:Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Numerical analysis and Mathematical statistics), Electric power engineering (Basic Electric circuit theory, Electric machines, Power electronics and Power systems) and Automatic control.

English Language Proficiency

The most common and important scores that are accepted are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14551 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14551 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • 140 000 SEK/ academic year;

Funding

Scholarships are a great source of funding for Master's students who are liable to pay tuition fees. Chalmers University of Technology offers numerous scholarship opportunities. Some of these are administered by the university itself and others by external institutions.

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