Electric Power Systems

The Electric Power Systems track provides the students with technical knowledge about the components and systems necessary for the integration of renewable energy within the power system.

Profile of the Electric Power Systems graduate

  • Fundamental knowledge of the physical components of power systems and electronics as well as of new designs of HVDC systems and control theory
  • Technical knowledge of the components and systems required for renewable energy integration within the power system
  • Competences in modelling and analysis of composite systems with respect to both their steady state and dynamics
  • Mastery of electrical power systems design and its components with special attention on reliability, protection as well as operation and maintenance in offshore applications.

This track gives the student a combination of standard power system analysis skills and of more specific ones related to the electric power systems used in offshore applications. Within the field of electric power systems the student can further chose to follow different profiles, namely electric power systems for offshore wind farms, off-shore grids or technical and economic integration aspects of intermittent generation.

List of Courses

The Electric Power Systems student is required to accomplish a minimum of 30 ECTS per semester by taking mandatory as well as elective courses. Students need to get the approval of their complete course list by the track coordinators of both universities awarding the degree. An overview of the courses offered within the Wind Physics track is provided below.

Note: the listed electives courses only represent a recommendation. Students are always invited to check the elective courses available at their universities and ask for permission to join any elective of their choice.

1st Semester – 30 ECTS courses @DTU

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Mandatory ECTS
46300 Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics 10
31730 Electric Power Engineering, Fundamentals 10
31352 Power Electronics 1 10
31786 Wind Turbine Electrical Design 10
31750 Stability and Control in Electric Power Systems 10
31773 Transients in Power Systems 5
31783 Integration of Wind Power in the Power System 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.

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

The 2nd semester at the TU Delft is divided in two quarters. Click here to find information about the courses at the TU Delft. It is suggested that EWEM-students follow one of the three profiles given at the electives below in order to prepare themselves for the MSc thesis project.

Mandatory ECTS
ET4108 Transients in Power Systems 4
Electives / specialization courses

High Voltage

EE4545 Electrical Power Systems of the Future 4
EE4550 Electromagnetic Modeling in Power Engineering 5
ET4108 Transients in Power Systems 4
ET4111 High-Voltage DC 3
ET4114 Power System Grounding and Protection 3
ET4116 Power Electronics 4
ET8020 High Voltage Testing and Diagnosis 4

Power Electronics and Electrical Machines

EE4515 Advanced Power Electronics 4
EE4550 Electromagnetic Modeling in Power Engineering 5
ET4117 Electrical Machines and Drives (via Collegerama) 4
ET4116 Power Electronics 4
ET4121 A.C. Machines 4
ET4145 Power Electronic Components 4
ET4291 Control of Electrical Drives 5
ET4108 Transients in Power Systems 4

Smart AC Grids and DC Grids

EE4536 DC and AC Microgrids 4
EE4545 Electrical Power Systems of the Future 4
ET4108 Transients in Power Systems 4
ET4113 Power System Dynamics 4
ET4117 Electrical Machines and Drives (via Collegerama) 4
ET4116 Power Electronics 4
SET3065 Intelligent Electrical Power Grids 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 + thesis @NTNU

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Mandatory ECTS
TET5505 Electric Power Engineering, Specialization Course 7.5
You will start with your thesis research project
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

4th Semester – 45 ECTS thesis (free mobility)****

Compulsory TU Delft
ET4300 Master Thesis*** 45
Compulsory NTNU
TET4920 Electric Power Engineering, Master Thesis*** 45
*** The specialization project TET5500 Electric power Engineering (15 ECTS) is part of the thesis work.

**** The master thesis is supervised by the two diploma awarding universities and it is worth 45 ECTS.

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