Sustainable Electric Power Engineering and Electromobility, MSc

120 credits (2 years)

Note - Former programme name: Electric Power Engineering, MSc​​


Design electric power systems and solve future challenges in how electricity is produced, transmitted, distributed and consumed by using wind- and solar power or smart grids.

This master’s programme will equip you with a sustainable mindset and deep technical competence that will prepare you for a career in the electric power engineering industry.

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Sustainable Electric Power Engineering and Electromobility​ master's at Chalmers

The global use of electricity and electronics is continuously increasing, and in the coming decades, electric vehicles in combination with renewable electricity production will change our energy systems fundamentally. The paradigm shift in the development will also affect how and when electricity is produced, transmitted, distributed, and consumed. 

The master’s programme Sustainable Electric Power Engineering and Electromobility at Chalmers is aimed towards students who are interested to face these challenges and work towards a career in the power engineering industry, the utility industry and other related areas. The recent advancements in information and communication technology also offer new opportunities in e.g. the design and operation of electric power systems. 

In this programme, you will learn to combine sustainable thinking with deep technical competence. You will gain practical experience through laboratory exercises (experiments) in combination with computer exercises (simulations) You will also get in close contact with the Swedish industry through guest lectures, study visits and opportunities to carry out master’s thesis work in the industry.

Please note, this master’s programme was previously named Electric Power Engineering, MSc


Location: Campus Johanneberg

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Please note that the above schematic view corresponds to the academic year starting in autumn 2018. Minor changes may occur.

Programme content in detail, incl. syllabus and description of the courses (Student Portal)

Career opportunities​

The Sustainable Electric Power Engineering and Electromobility master’s programme at Chalmers will lead to professional roles such as Designer of electric systems, researcher, developer, power system analyst, tester, project manager and technical specialist within the introduction of renewables in the power system or other areas related to electric power engineering.

Many of the programme’s courses and master’s thesis project areas provide a strong link to research activities within the Electric Power Engineering division at Chalmers. Besides moving on as PhD-students,  graduates from the programme can be found at companies such as ABB, Volvo cars, Volvo AB, Scania, Hägglunds, Bombardier, Svenska Kraftnät, Göteborg Energi, Ellevio, E-On, Nexans, NKT Vattenfall incl. Ringhals and Forsmark, Ericsson, AFRY, ALTEN, ALTRAN, SWECO, Aros electronics, research institutes like RISE and Chalmers and other top technical universities.

​Research connections

The programme is closely connected to the graduate school in electrical engineering, and the research at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers. Students who have completed the programme are thus expected to form a strong pool for recruitment to the above-mentioned doctoral programme.

The Electric Power Engineering division also has a well-established link to the power industries in Sweden such as Vattenfall, Volvo AB, Volvo Cars, ABB, RISE Svenska kraftnät, Ellevio, E-on and Göteborg energi. In the past few years, cooperation with the car, telecom and wind power industries has increased through several master’s theses and research projects.

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Student interview

We design machines and power systems”
Yuning Li, China, Electric power engineering
Why did you choose this programme?
– I come from an electrical engineering background and wanted to come to Gothenburg, a city famous for the automotive industry and Volvo. This programme touches on both the automotive industry and the electrical engineering industry which is a good fit for me. We have lectures, labs and work in group projects and get to choose to work in different fields. The knowledge that we gain from the lectures we later apply in the labs or assignments to design either a machine or a power system. 

What have you been working on?
–I have designed different electric drive systems and evaluated the performance of the implemented systems when using different control methods, for example, what is a suitable operating region and how different systems cope with disturbances.

What do you like the most about your programme?
–We have such a close connection with the industry with guest lectures and several study visits to different companies where we get to see how their machines work and what the companies are doing right now. It makes us understand what options we have after our studies and in which way we can contribute to the companies. My classmates are from all over the world and it’s pretty nice to get to know people with the same background but from different cultures.

What do you want to do in the future?
– My education at Chalmers has actually helped me decide what I want to do in the future. I have realized that I would like to work in a research department with vehicle electrification and battery technology. There is a lot left that we can do there and the job opportunities within this area look promising.

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Published: Fri 27 Nov 2020.