Electric Power Engineering

120 credits (MSc, 2 years )

Programme aim

Electrical energy is essential for societal development and the welfare of people; without electrical energy, global development would stop.
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 Chalmers of around one hundred years.
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.

Who should apply

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. The programme is also suitable for personnel from power engineering manufacturing companies, power utilities and individuals who are interested in updating their knowledge in the subject or who would like to enhance their qualifications.

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.
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​Entry requirements (academic year 2016/17)

General entry requirements
To be eligible an applicant must either be a holder of a Bachelor's degree in Science/Engineering/Architecture or be enrolled in his/her last year of studies leading to such a degree.

Chalmers Bachelor’s degree
Are you enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at Chalmers now or do you already have a Bachelor’s degree from Chalmers? If so, different application dates and application instructions apply.

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

Mathematics (at least 30 cr.) (including Linear algebra, Multivariable analysis, Numerical analysis and Mathematical statistics), Electric power engineering (including 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 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Credits: 120
Duration: 2 years
Level: Second Cycle
Rate of study: 100%
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK/academic year
*EU/EEA Citizens are not required to pay fees.
Application Code: CTH-21009
*EU/EEA citizens are required to provide documentation of citizenship (external link)

Questions regarding the application and admission process:
Chalmers’ Admissions, admissions@chalmers.se

Specific questions about the programme's content:
Stefan Lundberg, Director of Master's Programme, stefan.lundberg@chalmers.se

Student life and programme experiences:
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Please note that the above schematic view corresponds to the academic year starting in autumn 2015. Minor changes may occur.


You will find the programme content in detail, incl. syllabus and description of the courses for the current year in the Student Portal, the intranet for enrolled students at Chalmers.
Programme content in detail, incl. syllabus and description of the courses

Research connections

The programme 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.

Department of Energy and Environment

Published: Fri 12 Nov 2010. Modified: Tue 03 May 2016