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Master of Science Electrical Power and Control Engineering

Energy Technology – Automation – Electric Mobility

Electrical energy is the major energy carrier of the future. The operating environment of the power system is changing drastically due to new regulations and the liberalisation of the power market. The Master programme in Electrical Power and Control Engineering offers students insights into current topics in power engineering, control engineering and state-of-the-art technology.

This programme is designed for engineering graduates (BSc or equivalent), practicing engineers, power system designers, control engineers and industry planners who seek an indepth understanding of power electronics and drives, power quality, power system analysis, planning and operation, complex and advanced systems control as well as power economics and energy markets.

Coupled with the experience in a research project, students will be equipped to adapt to the challenging demands in the power industries. After the course students are qualified for high level research work, principal engineering practice and engineering management positions.

Course Structure

The Master of Science in Electrical Power and Control Engineering spans 4 semesters (2 years).

1st semester: All lectures in this semester are meant to give an overview of the specialisations available during the second and third semester. It may be possible to skip this semester, provided equivalent subjects can be verified.

2nd – 3rd semester: Lectures during the following two semesters can be choosen from a variety of modules, e.g.

  • electrical energy systems
  • electrical devices and machines
  • power electronics
  • electrical energy conversion
  • control engineering

4th semester: The last semester is reserved for research and the master thesis.

Practical Focus

The course emphasises current trends in research and industry. Accordingly lectures deal with state-of-the-art processes and devices. During the second and third semester students have to complete several research projects. They will be required to work in small groups as well as independent. Employees will guide and support them throughout the scientific process.

Course Detail

Degree: Master of Science

Duration: 4 semesters

Start: every year in October


Language requirements: Since the course is taught in German, students need evidence of profeciency in German (level C1 or equivalent).

Prospective students are required to hold a Bachelor's degree in natural science or engineering. Equivalent degress may be accepted as well.