This programme offers a thorough knowledge of electricity from renewable energy technology with special focus on electric power systems.
Electricity from renewable sources is one of today's main challenges. In many countries, the need for local electricity generation is high, while greenhouse gas emissions globally need to be significantly reduced. Solar, wind, hydropower or bioenergy can be solutions for both electricity and energy supply, which can be selected based on local conditions.
In many countries, the electricity grid is in great need of modernization. At present, it is a major challenge to be able to handle varying sources such as electricity from solar cells and wind turbines, both in terms of cable capacity and storage capacity. The smart grid is the solution where demand and generation can be matched by smart communication.
The program is based on electrical engineering with essential elements of renewable energy, communication and automatic control. This means that you will gain broad knowledge and a good overview of the entire field regarding electric power systems and renewable energy.
The programme prepares for professional activity as a planner, consulting engineer or permit assessor in the private sector or public administration. A research career can be pursued. The programme also offers already qualified engineers with a bachelor's degree the opportunity to improve their skills.
Master of Science (120 credits)
Main field of study: Electrical Engineering, with Specialization Renewable Electric Power Systems
A broad education that gives an overview of the entire field
Obiageli decided to study at Linnaeus University because of the reputation of the university and her interest in the potential of renewable energy technology.
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- I chose to study at Linnaeus University because it has a good track record of quality education, and it offers students an open environment for work-integrated learning for better practices.
She is interested in the potential that comes with renewable energy and says that the programme is fascinating.
- I became interested in the programme Renewable Electric Power Systems because I wanted to gain knowledge about the potential of the industry. It’s a programme that definitely should be considered by those who would like to expand their knowledge on the subject as it gives students a good overview of the entire field.
For Obiageli, it has been a positive experience to study at Linnaeus University.
- I would describe my student life at Linnaeus University as one of the best experiences I have ever had as a student.
After graduation, she would like to make use of what she has learned and practice her occupation in her home country.
- After graduation, I would like to use my experience and put the abilities that I have acquired during my studies at Linnaeus University into practice, and I would very much like to do this in my home country.
It’s rewarding to work with students from different backgrounds
Jose has learned a lot about himself by moving to Sweden. He appreciates life on campus and the fact that nature is nearby.
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- I was coming to Sweden because I got a scholarship from the Swedish Institute. I began to search on the internet for the best universities in electricity and renewables and Linnaeus University constantly showed up at the top of the lists. I’ve always wanted to experience what it’s like to live on a campus and Linnaeus University has the best campus, or at least one of the best in Sweden. You literally live just a few steps away from the university and you are surrounded by nature.
At the beginning, Jose found it difficult to adapt to the structure of the programme.
- Everything is more independent here. You do a lot of self-studies and you don’t spend that much time at lectures or interacting with your teachers. If you are not used to it, it can be quite challenging. But, of course, there is also a bright side. You learn to do a lot of research yourself and here at Linnaeus University you have access to all the resources and support you may want from the staff.
He likes the atmosphere at the university. It’s rewarding to work together with students from different backgrounds.
- You get to learn a lot from professionals in the energy sector, especially in power electronics and communication technologies. You get access to many different sources in electrical research, which for me was definitely a plus. The fact that there are many international students on the programme gives you experience of working in an international environment. You learn a great deal from your classmates. The atmosphere is good, and we have a lot of fun.
Life on campus
Linnaeus University is a multicultural university and Jose has met lots of students with different backgrounds. He appreciates living on campus in Växjö and the fact that nature is so close by.
- As an international student, you’ll meet a lot of people from all over the world. I remember my first semester. We were some 1,000 new international students and there are organisations like VIS (Växjö International Students) that organise numerous activities during the semester. You never get bored and you make a lot of friends from different countries. The fact that most students live on campus makes the experience even better. We meet at the library to study together, then have dinner at someone’s place, and during the weekends there is always something to do. One of the best things is that there is a nature reserve right next to campus.
For his thesis project, Jose will travel to the north of Sweden.
- I will do my thesis project at an electric utility company in the north of Sweden and I am really excited about it. It’s a six-month project and I will be working with smart meters and data analysis together with another student.
Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.
What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!