Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering 2018-2019 (120 ECTS)
Learning Outcomes of the Programme
After completion of the M.Sc. programme in Electrical Engineering, the graduate
is able to work independently and scientifically, acquire information and formulate solutions to complex problems and tasks. He/she has an ability to work as a member of team, is able to organise, carry out and lead projects and has the required communication skills. A Master of Science is aware of ethical aspects of the field and its effects on society, and is capable of critically assessing the future prospects of the field. A Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is able to apply the essential theories of electrical engineering to practical electrotechnical and electronics applications. A graduate from the Degree Programme is able to apply his/her knowledge in jobs in product development, research and marketing as well as in management of these. In addition to technical competences, a student may complement his/her professional skills by business studies. For those interested in establishing an enterprise, there is an opportunity to include suitable studies in business in the degree. For students interested in foreign languages and international affairs, the university provides a large array of language studies as well as excellent opportunities for student exchange and training abroad. The Degree Programme also prepares a student for postgraduate and independent studies.
The following study modules can be taken in English:
1. Electricity Market
The student completing the specialisation studies in electricity market can explain the basic operating principles of electricity and emissions trading markets and is able to apply these knowledge and skills to operational activities in the electricity market. The student is able to understand the core idea and thinking behind sustainability and its importance in order to limit or decelerate environmental damage. Further, the student acquaints her/himself with the latest research in the field and is able to identify the influence of technical and electricity market development in the electric energy system. Studies for instance in solar economy and minor studies in business and industrial management support the studies in the electricity market.
2. Electrical Drives
The student completing the specialisation studies in electrical drives masters electrical drive system concepts (e.g. frequency converter, electric motor or generator and mechanical load). The student understands vector control methods of rotating electrical machines and is able to design control algorithms or applications software for frequency converters. Further, the student is able to model the operation of different electrical machines and use simulation tools for electromechanical systems and their parts. Additionally, the student is able to dimension and choose appropriate components for an electrical drive. A student specialising in electrical drives is recommended to take studies for instance in control engineering and embedded systems, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, hydraulics and energy technology. The module contains laboratory assignments in the Laboratory Course in Electrical Power Engineering.
3. Power Electronics
The student completing the specialisation studies in power electronics can produce main circuit solutions for different power electronics applications and their thermal design. Further, the student is able to design electromechanical components, recognise the main loss mechanisms and sources of interference. The student is also able to describe the operating and control principles of converters and rectifiers and switched-mode power supplies. The student is recommended to take studies in control engineering and embedded systems. The module contains laboratory assignments in the Laboratory Course in Electrical Power Engineering.
4. Design of an Electrical Machine
The student completing the specialisation studies in the design of an electrical machine can design and use electrical machines and develop electrical drive system concepts (e.g. frequency converter, electric motor or generator and mechanical load). Further, the student is able to model and simulate electromechanical systems and masters numerical field solution. In addition, the student knows the basics of designing control algorithms or application software for frequency converters. A student specialising in electrical drives and machines is recommended to take studies in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, hydraulics or energy technology. The module contains laboratory assignments in the Laboratory Course in Electrical Power Engineering.
5. Electric Conversion Systems
The student completing the specialisation studies in electric conversion systems knows the essential functional principles, component technology and control principles of power-electronics-based electrical energy conversion systems. The student is able to design a basic system topology, and select and dimension components for different electric conversion system applications. The main fields of application are industrial drives, marine vessel power systems, electric vehicle power systems, smart grid technology, and wind and solar power technology.
6. Solar Economy
The student completing the specialisation studies in solar economy is able to describe renewable energy technologies and recognise issues related to renewable energy production and economics. Moreover, the student is able to describe and explain renewable energy conversion processes and is capable of respective investment and system planning.
7. Control and Automation
The student completing the specialisation studies in control and automation is able to establish requirement specifications for a control application, and implement and test a control system meeting the requirements, also as a part of a larger product development project. Further, the student is able to make a dynamic model for a system and simulate it. He/she is able to design digital control algorithms and digital filtering of a measurement signal. Moreover, the student is acquainted with the equipment and system design of automation and is able to select appropriate components and data transmission solutions for a control system. He/she is able to implement a control system programmatically in an automation device or embedded control electronics.
8. Embedded Systems
The student completing the specialisation studies in embedded systems is able to design and implement embedded systems using the most common programming and description languages. Further, the student has an ability to work as a part of product development project, in which the implementation of equipment or a service is based on the control algorithms of an embedded system, for example, a microcontroller. The emphasis of the studies is on programming of embedded systems and design of digital filters.
The student completing the specialisation studies in microelectronics can describe the structure, operation and physics of semiconductor components. The student is also able to model the operation of integrated circuit components by simulation software. Further, the student is able to describe the microelectronics production phases and methods and apply the latest research information in the field.
The Master's degree (120 ECTS) consists of core studies, specialisation studies, minor studies and elective studies. The Master's Thesis and Seminar is included in the specialisation studies.