Power Electronics and Electromechanics, Electrical Engineering

Tampere University
2 years
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Tampere
English
Fall 2023
Tampere University

About this program

Power Electronics and Electromechanics, Electrical Engineering

Are you fascinated by electrical engineering and want to have an impact in building a more sustainable future society? Come study Power Electronics and Electromechanics in our Master’s program. You will learn about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies and find applications in renewable energy sources, smart grids and variable speed drives – to name only some!

Power electronics are used for processing voltages and currents when converting electrical energy from one form into another. Power-electronic devices can be found in almost every electric device from household applications to transportation, industry, as well as electricity generation, transmission and distribution. It has been estimated that in the near future, 80 % of all the generated electrical energy will pass through a power electronic converter.

Electromechanics refers to the process of converting electrical energy into mechanical energy and vice versa. Nearly all electrical energy is produced by rotating electrical generators and roughly half of this energy is converted back to mechanical energy with electrical motors driven by power-electronic converters. The trend of transportation electrification will further increase the need for electrical motor drives. Together, power electronics and electromechanics are the key technologies for enabling the energy transition in transportation and renewable electricity generation.

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Admission requirements

General eligibility

To be eligible to apply to a master’s program at Tampere University, you must have:

1. Bachelor’s degree - nationally recognized first cycle degree

  • an applicable bachelor’s degree at a university or a university of applied sciences in Finland
  • a bachelor's degree completed in a university outside Finland which provides eligibility for equivalent University master’s degree studies in the country in which it was awarded.
    • with a minimum scope of 180 ECTS credits, three to four years of full-time study
    • from a relevant field for the master’s degree program that you’re applying to
    • from a recognised institution of higher education

2. A good command of the English language for academic purposes.

Program-specific eligibility criteria

The previous degree should be from a field closely related to the Master's program you are applying to. In the specialisation of Power Electronics in the Master’s program in Electrical Engineering the previous degree has to be in one of the following (or highly related) fields:

  • electrical engineering or other applicable field with proficiency in mathematics, physics and elementary programming skills.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

The studies in Power Electronics and Electromechanics provide a skillset within the context of the subjects in question. The main focus is on modeling, control and applications of power electronics and electrical machines. The offered courses deal with state-of-the-art as well as cutting-edge technologies that relate to the aforementioned topics and find applications in renewable energy sources, smart grids, and variable speed drives, to name a few. To facilitate and enhance understanding, most courses are complemented by hands-on activities, either in the form of computer simulations or laboratory experiments.

We offer our students the opportunity for a broad, cross-disciplinary education. The students have the option to build a strong background in power electronics and/or electromechanics by focusing exclusively on their major studies. Nevertheless, there is the option to enrich their background by choosing among a rich variety of minor studies and supplementary courses. Hence, thanks to the flexibility in the curriculum and variety of courses, the enrolled students will be able to choose their main topic of studies, namely power electronics or electromechanics, while following a path tailored to their main interests.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA citizens: 12000 € per academic year.

You will not be required to pay the fee if you are:

  • an EU/EEA citizen
  • equivalent to EU/EEA citizen (i.e. citizen of Switzerland)
  • already reside in Finland (a continuous A or a permanent P/P-EU residence permit), or have an EU Blue Card issued in Finland. The exempting residence permit must be valid when you are applying for studies and at least until 1 August i.e. when the study right commences. Please note that a residence permit in another EU/EEA country does not exempt you from the tuition fee.

Qualification

Degree earned

Master of Science (Technology)

Extent of studies

120 ECTS

Study objectives

The program covers a wide range of topics that includes, but is not limited to, power electronics (topologies, control, and applications), electrical machines (modeling and control), and renewable energy sources.

The graduates of the program will have a solid knowledge of power electronics and electromechanics on both hardware and software level which will enable them to work in the relevant industries (national and international) as well as research organizations

Career paths

Having the Master’s Degree provides a wide range of career opportunities in several fields of industry. The companies in Finland that manufacture power electronics and electrical machines have a strong and continuous need for employees who are specialized in this degree program. Possible job options include, but are not limited to, design and testing, research and development, and management and marketing. In addition, electricity production, transmission and distribution companies are continuously looking for engineers in power electronics and electromechanics. If you are interested in deepening your knowledge in the area, particularly from theoretical point of view, the academy constantly offers positions for post-graduate studies where you can pursue a doctoral degree.

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Tampere University

Tampere University is one of the most multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Almost all internationally recognised fields of study are represented at our university. Tampere University is a merger of the former University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology. University...


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33100 Tampere
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