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The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-21 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2021/2022

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Bachelor’s degree (or 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

General organization:


The overall purpose of the program is to prepare a student for a professional life, in harmony with other parts of society, as an engineer in Electric Power Technology. The objective of the master's programme is to impart an advanced level education in Electric Power Engineering to students with a basic under-graduate level training in a branch of Electrical Engineering. The programme is intended to provide the student with advanced and state-of-the-art developments in electric power engineering, dwelling both on the theoretical fundaments as well as building a good practical and experimental basis. The programme is covering the areas of high voltage engineering, electric machines and drives, power electronics and power systems.


Learning outcome:

With respect to Knowledge and understanding, students who have graduated will be able to:

1. Identify and describe the technical characteristics and performance of systems, technologies, and components used in electric power engineering
2. Show deep knowledge of electric circuit modelling and analyses
3. Demonstrate thorough comprehension of technologies for electric energy conversion and transportation on both the system and component level

With respect to Skills and abilities, students who have graduated will be able to:

4. Independently and critically identify, formulate and analyze complex problems in electric power engineering
5. Plan engineering work within given constraints, and use appropriate methods to perform the planned tasks and critically evaluate the results
6. Contribute to research and development within the field of electric power engineering in both academia and industry
7. Critically and systematically integrate new knowledge as well as model, simulate, predict and evaluate performance of systems and components for electric power applications, potentially with limited or incomplete information
8. Identify, select and utilize various digital tools to analyze systems and components for electric power conversion and transportation
9. Plan, physically arrange and perform experimental work in a safe manner, and be able to assess and minimize risks with respect to personal safety and integrity of measuring circuits and instruments
10. Interpret experimental results in relation to available theories and judge their accuracy/validity
11. Determine appropriate solutions and justifications for sustainable electric power production, transportation, consumption and electric end-use technologies
12. Cooperate within a team environment and collaborate effectively in diverse group compositions
13. Clearly present their findings and conclusions in both spoken and written English, as well as the knowledge and arguments that form the basis of the conclusions

With respect to Formulation of judgements and professional attitudes with integrity, students who have graduated will be able to:

14. Demonstrate ability within the area of electric power engineering to make judgements considering relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development
15. Demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of science and digitalisation within electric power engineering, its role in society and humanity's responsibility for its use
16. Identify their need of further knowledge and continuously develop their capabilities in a self-directed and autonomous manner


Extent: 120.0 c



The master's thesis work (30 credits) should deal with a clearly defined topic within the Electric Power area. It can be carried out at Chalmers, in industry, in research institute or at other universities. Although, the examiner has always to be a teacher within the programme of Electric Power Engineering. To start the thesis work the student must have passed 45 credits of courses from the programme. Students pursuing the five-year Master of Science in Engineering training must have passed at least 225 credits before beginning work on a thesis.

There is a possibility to carry out an extended master's thesis project (60 credits) with a clear research orientation. There will only be a limited number of such theses available (applied for in competition with your fellow students), and the requirements of the students are higher than for a normal thesis. A goal of a 60 credit thesis is to produce research results good enough to be presented at international conferences or journals. For further information please refer to the course syllabus or contact the master program coordinator.

More information is found in the Student Portal.


Courses valid the academic year 2021/2022:

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Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2021/2022:

Degree of Master of Science in Engineering

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Electrical Engineering are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Electrical Engineering

Other information:

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