Renewable Electric Power Systems, Master Programme

120 credits

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.

Career

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.

Degree

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 Maryann Ezeani vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Obiageli decided to study at Linnaeus University because of the reputation of the university and her interest in the potential of renewable energy technology.

It’s rewarding to work with students from different backgrounds

Jose Drummond vid Linnéuniversitetet.

Jose has learned a lot about himself by moving to Sweden. He appreciates life on campus and the fact that nature is nearby.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also one of Europe’s greenest cities where you have easy access to nature, forest and lakes.

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