Electric Power Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #173 (WUR) ,
The Electric Power Engineering master is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Our global demands of affordable and sustainable resources for an improving world have placed an urgent need on electrical engineers and researchers. Both to provide electricity and to build new smart solutions that enable a more sustainable energy management.  


The Electric Power Engineering master is offered by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. This programme is designed for those of you who would like to work within the areas of: management, systems and/or components within electric power engineering.

The Electric Power Engineering Programme is taught in English in the following areas:

  • electric power systems and markets
  • power system operation control and automation
  • power electronics and drives
  • modelling of electrotechnical equipment
  • management of power systems

This programme will enable the master’s student to develop a comprehensive understanding of the field, with specialisation in one or two of the areas, giving them a sound foundation enabling them to enter a professional role in industry or academia.


For decades, KTH and Sweden have been at the forefront of advancements in grid systems, power component technologies and automation solutions. These areas are in constant need of fresh ideas and new engineers. For a long time there has been a wide selection of career options all over the world for electric power engineers. 

This programme is designed to utilise KTH’s strong ties with research and industry leaders such as ABB, Vattenfall, Ellevio, Bombardier and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, offering students an excellent opportunity to apply their knowledge in practical, industrial applications.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems
  • Power Generation Operation and Planning
  • Electricity Market Analysis
  • Power Generation, Environment and Markets
  • Communication and Control in Electric Power Systems
  • Computer Applications in Power Systems
  • High-voltage Engineering
  • Electrotechnical Modelling
  • Power Grid Technology and Substation Design
  • Electrotechnical Design
  • Reliability Evaluation of Electrical Power Systems
  • Smart Electrical Networks and Systems
  • Electrical Machines and Drives
  • Control in Electrical Energy Conversion
  • Power Electronics
  • Modulation of Power Electronic Converters
  • Seminars in Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
  • Electric Transportation
  • Hybrid and Embedded Control Systems
  • Control Theory and Practice, Advanced Course
  • Management of Projects
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Classical Electrodynamics
  • Power System Protection

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

To be eligible for the programme, you must have been awarded a bachelor's degree, be proficient in English and meet the programme-specific requirements.

Programme Specific requirements

    A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, corresponding to 180 ECTS credits, with courses in
    • Electrical Engineering (including three phase electrical circuits and/or machines) equivalent to 60 ECTS credits
    • Mathematics (including calculus, numerical methods, algebra, probability theory and basic control theory) equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits.

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      16087.5 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 32175 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
    • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: The full programme tuition fee is SEK 310 000
    • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: There are no tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens


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