Electric Power Systems track

The Electric Power Systems track allows the master students to get the technical knowledge about components and systems required for renewable energy integration within the power system.

The Electric Power Systems graduate

  • has a fundamental knowledge about the physical components of power systems, power electronics, new designs of HVDC systems and control theory,
  • has the technical knowledge about components and systems required for renewable energy integration within the power system,
  • demonstrates competences of modelling and analysis of composite systems both from a steady state and a dynamic point of view,
  • masters the design of electrical power systems and its components with special attention on reliability, protection as well as operation and maintenance in offshore applications.

The track will allow students to get a combination of the standard power system analysis skill and a specialization within electric power systems for offshore application. Flexibility will then be given to a specialization within the fields of electric power systems for offshore wind farms, off-shore grids or technical and economic integration aspects of intermittent generation.

List of Courses (curriculum 2014-2016)

The student is expected to take the mandatory courses and complete the list of courses with electives of his/her choice to reach a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester. The below mentioned electives are merely recommended, certainly not the only option! Students are invited to go through the universities course-bases and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice. The complete course list has to be approved by the track coordinators of both degree awarding universities.


1st Semester – 30 ECTS courses @DTU

Mandatory ECTS
46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
31786 Wind Turbine Electrical Design 10
31730 Electric power engineering, fundamentals 10
46230 Power System Balancing with Large Scale Wind Power 5
*Students can choose any Wind Energy related course or a course on general competences at DTU. Note that the choice has to be approved by the track coordinators. In case of only taking 46230, students can also decide to take the remaining 5 ECTS later (i.e. at TU Delft or NTNU) in the programme.


2nd Semester – 30 ECTS courses, incl. possible internship  @TU Delft

Mandatory ECTS
ET4108 Transients in Power Systems 4
Electives / specialization courses
ET4121 A.C. Machines 4
ET4145 Power Electronic Components 4
ET4375 Finite Element Modelling for Electrical Energy Applications 4
ET4378 Photovoltaic Systems 4
ET4384 Design of Low-power Power Supplies 3
ET8020 Diag. for High Voltage Assets and Lab 4
ET4111 High-Voltage DC 3
ET4113 Power System Dynamics 4
ET4114 Power System Grounding and Protection 3
ET4116 Power Electronics 4
ET4291 Control of Electrical Drives 5
ET4379 Photovoltaic Lab Course 4
Free electives (max 15 ECTS)
WM1115TU Elementary Course Dutch for Foreigners 3
ET5S Internship** 6
**Students can choose do to an internship at industry and obtain ECTS for it. The faculty of Electrical Engineering at TU Delft  offers an internship of 9 to 15 ECTS, depending on the time the students will stay at a company. EWEM students are allowed to use only 6 ECTS of the total amount of credits in their study programme. The remaining ECTS will be extra-curricular, i.e. the student will end up with >120 ECTS (for example, if the student takes  an internship of 12 ECTS, the student will end up with 126 ECTS after completing the EWEM programme).


3rd Semester – 15 ECTS courses + 15 ECTS thesis/specialization project @NTNU

Mandatory ECTS
TET5505 Electric Power Engineering, Specialization Course 7.5
TET5500 Electric Power Engineering, Specialization Project*** 15
TET4160 Insulating Materials for High Voltage Applications 7.5
TET4190 Power Electronics for Renewable Energy 7.5
TET5100 Power Engineering Updates 7.5
TET4115 Power System Analysis 7.5
*** The specialisation project is part of the thesis work, see comment under semester four


4th Semester – 30 ECTS thesis (free mobility)****

Compulsory TU Delft
t.b.d. Master Thesis 45
Compulsory NTNU
TET4910 Electric Power Engineering, Master Thesis 30
**** The master thesis is supervised by the two diploma awarding universities and it is worth 45 ECTS. At NTNU the thesis work is split in two parts: 15 ECTS project (TET5500 – Electric Power Engineering, Specialization Project during semester 3) + 30 ECTS thesis (TET4910 – Electric Power Engineering, Master Thesis, semester 4) = 45 ECTS in total. TU Delft counts thesis work in its whole for 45 ECTS.