Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering

Availability and security of electricity supply are global concerns on the continuing rise of energy production and consumption. More than ever before, electrical energy is the answer to the urgent energy challenges. Electrical energy is the crucial driver of efficiency and success in the energy transition towards a sustainable, truly industrial and consumer-oriented economy.

Electrical engineering is the largest and most diverse technological field in the world. Studies in the Master's Programme in Electrical Engineering are wide-ranging and relevant to industry. You will learn about the conversion, use and transmission of electric energy, the control of electric systems and the electric market. You will acquire extensive knowledge of how the industry works, as well engineering skills and technological knowledge needed to design, assess and improve electrical and electronic systems. You will also develop the knowledge, skills and abilities that will facilitate intellectual, creative, responsive and professional growth, and lifelong learning for continuous improvement.

Outside of scheduled lessons and respective exercises, you will be required to develop your knowledge by carrying out different practical assignments. You will be set engineering problems to solve, as well as coursework assignments and laboratory reports to hand in. This will help you learn how to develop and apply your engineering skills, rather than simply memorising it from a textbook.

As well as having technical knowledge, electrical engineers need to be able to manage different projects. Here you will also be able to develop team leadership and management skills, which will be of great value for your future career.

In the programme you will be provided with extensive knowledge in different fields of the electrical engineering industry. You can specialise in two areas of electrical engineering – either Industrial Electronics or Solar Economy.

Industrial Electronics

The driving forces in industrial electronics go hand in hand with the trends emerging across the entire electricity industry. Electric systems and devices are increasingly becoming energy-efficient, intelligent and interconnected to the electricity grid and the internet. This allows the energy sector and energy-intensive industries to become real-time enterprises, and consumers to efficiently use energy, water, and other resources.

You will study design of embedded systems, electrical machines, power electronics, electrical drives, and electromagnetic compatibility. This will give you a firm base for working in various positions related to industrial and consumer electronics as well as the design of automation and communication systems.

You will obtain comprehensive understanding of the electrical drives technology containing the inverter, electrical motor or generator, as well as the mechanical load. As a graduate, you will be able to work in the tasks of design and control of electromechanical and electromagnetic equipment as well as power generation (e.g. wind power), mobile work machinery and electric vehicle systems.

Solar Economy

Tomorrow's energy depends on talented, innovative people. In the Solar Economy area, you are educated and trained for an energy sector based on renewables which is on the verge of a once-in-a-generation transformation. The largest industry in the world needs to be fully reorganised to match sustainability requirements for an energy hungry civilisation. The global megatrend in ‘shift to power' (e.g. electric vehicles, power-to-gas, heat pumps, etc.) will boost the demand for respective renewable electricity based solutions.

You will obtain a comprehensive understanding of the global climate challenges, the major renewable energy sources and technologies and related cost optimised energy scenarios towards very high shares of renewables, the key concepts of smart grids and electricity market models. You will also develop the engineering skills and economic perspectives needed to be able to work in the tasks of the design and control of sustainable energy systems, such as wind and solar power technologies, energy storage technologies, clean power production and use, smart grids, and electricity market models.

Electrical Engineering

Degree
Master of Science in Technology

Credits
120 ECTS credits

Duration
2 years

Language
English

Academic unit
LUT School of Energy Systems

Application period
1 December 2016 - 25 January 2017, at 15:00 (GMT+2)

Tuition fee
EUR 10 000/year
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