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MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Electrical Power Engineering

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)
Application deadline: Early Bird: 20 January - 20 May 2022

Program description

MSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology – Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering is a multidisciplinary field that explores and promotes effective and efficient power generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization, as well as energy management. Sustainable energy and advanced power systems are paramount for the future of human civilization.

European Union has defined high standards for the development of technologies that warrant long-term positive impact on humanity and the environment, including climate neutrality. Through #NextGenerationEU and #EUGreenDeal, the EU has ensured implementation mechanisms to achieve these goals supported by the largest-ever stimulus packet of 750 billion euros. Demand for electrical power engineers is at an all-time high, especially those specializing in "green" energy, energy efficiency, and transition from traditional to modern sustainable energy and power systems

By studying this programme, students gain knowledge of fundamentals and applications of electrical power engineering in a wide range of topics: theory of power systems control; optimization methods applied to power systems; energy efficiency methods; reactive power control; electric facilities automation; reliability theory; expert systems; environmental protection; efficient use of energy and energy conservation; economic analysis; disturbances and transient phenomena in power systems; power system protection; transmission and distribution networks network planning; development, stability, availability, reliability and operational safety of electric power system subsystems; mathematical modelling of power plants components and subsystems; deterministic and reliability analysis of operational safety; development modelling and analysis of environmental impact of electric power systems; establishment of open market environment, risk management and electrical energy trading; economy modelling, business and human resources management, microeconomics, marketing, and many more.

Research, innovation, and teamwork are crucial in determining the engineering progress and the development of new technologies. Selected students will have an opportunity to participate in leading EU-funded research projects during their studies.

How will your study look like in practice?

At the MSc in Electrical Power Engineering study programme you will have the opportunity to:

  • apply theoretical knowledge in the High Voltage Laboratory and Smart Grid Laboratory,
  • work as part of the interdisciplinary teams of power system engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computer engineers and control engineers,
  • work on some of the most innovative and most attractive EU projects,
  • work with top researchers as your mentors/supervisors,
  • collaborate with industry and solve practical real-world problems,
  • work with modern tools and software used by the industry in their everyday tasks,
  • be socially active and collaborate on some of the best and award-winning EU projects,
  • learn from leading experts in the field through on-site visits to electrical facilities, power plants, industrial facilities,
  • have the opportunity to learn and work in a  dedicated student laboratory at the Department of energy and power systems, where your professors and assistants are at your disposal.

Admission requirements

To meet the entry requirements for master's level studies, all students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • General requirement: A successfully completed an appropriate bachelor or integrated study with a workload equivalent to that of 180 ECTS or higher
  • English language requirement: Documented proficiency in English

Please visit the programme's website for further information about entry requirements.

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Program content

1st semester:

  • Fundamentals of Power Electronics

  • Power Generation

  • Power System Analysis

  • Electric Power Systems 1

  • Seminar 1

  • Elective coursesTransversal courses

2nd semester:

  • Economics of Power and Energy Systems

  • Renewable Energy and Energy Storage

  • High Voltage Technology and EMC

  • Electric Power Systems 2

  • Elective course

  • Seminar 2

  • Transversal courses

3rd semester:

  • Power System Dynamics and Control

  • Electric Power Distribution Systems

  • Energy Policy Analysis and Modelling

  • ProjectElective course

  • Research seminar or Elective course

  • Transversal courses

4th semester:

  • Diploma thesis

Please contact the institution for further information about the courses.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are currently not available.

Tuition fees

  • The annual tuition fee for our master study programmes is 45,000 HRK (approximately 6,000 EUR). Annual tuition fees include 60 ECTS credits
  • Courses that students repeat or take on top of 60 ECTS credits are additionally charged


  • ECTS points: 120
  • Qualification awarded: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology

Career opportunities

FER alumni are highly appreciated professionals not only in Croatia but also in high-tech companies in different sectors worldwide. FER actively cooperates with more than 450 companies, including some of the most significant high-tech companies from Croatia but also all over the world. Both students and companies benefit from this network that provides an opportunity to connect the best matching talents with industry needs even before students finish their studies.

Our Electrical Power Engineering study programme focuses on sustainable energy. As experts in this paramount field, our students are in top demand for Europe’s (and the world’s) most innovative jobs. Furthermore, we strive to develop skills and knowledge to ensure our students have a wide range of choices and opportunities in their future careers – whether as researchers, R&D engineers, designers, operational engineers, dispatchers, or consultants, our graduates are recognized and praised worldwide.

Students are offered early career guidance through the services of Career Centre, which helps students to connect with employers through the organization of various networking events, such as Job Fair and Career Speed Dating.

Students are highly encouraged to participate in an internship programme to gain a competitive edge on the labor market while still studying.

As a faculty with traditionally highly appreciated research components on an international level, students can also take a part in more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects, that run at FER every year.

For students with start-up aspirations, a student-friendly start-up incubator SPOCK is a right place to visit and explore new horizons.

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The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing of the University of Zagreb (Croatian acronym: FER) is a leading higher education and research institution in the Republic of Croatia in the area of electrical engineering, computing, and information and communication technology. As...

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Why study at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Explore, invent, be yourself!

FER hosts more than 250 international and national R&D projects, both scientific research and industry collaboration projects.

You can join students working on autonomous systems and mobile robotics in the Laboratory for Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics (LAMOR) or make your own USV (unmanned surface vehicles) and underwater drones by joining the project in the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST).

If you feel more attracted to flying drones, we have plenty of opportunities on various projects hosted by the Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS).

Did you know that world's fasted silicon bipolar transistor HCBT was invented at FER-MINEL (Micro & Nano Electronics Lab)?

You can develop your AI and Machine Learning skills and knowledge by joining many groups and labs in FER's Centre of Artificial Intelligence, by focusing on specific fields such as natural language processing, Fintech, bioinformatics, social networking, image processing, and many more.

A large pool of inventive tech companies for internships

Are you passionate about the automotive industry? Would you like to get a taste of what the engineering of one of the fastest electric hypercars and cutting-edge EV technology in Rimac Automobili looks like? Or get involved in the development of cutting-edge AI-powered robots by joining the passionate Croatian team Gideon Brothers that makes new and exciting robot designs?

If you want to develop AI that helps millions of children to boost their math skills, become a part of the Photomath development team in Zagreb, best in the class App Store app, that has 220M+ downloads already and more than 2,700,000,000 math problems solved and explained.

Or be part of Croteam helping them to launch a new release of Serious Sam, Scum or Talos Principle franchise? On top of that, did you know that Infobip, the first Croatian unicorn company, was founded by FER alumni?

You can do all that, and much more if you consider participating FER summer internship programme in more than 250 Croatian companies!

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University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER)

Unska ul. 3
10000 Zagreb

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