M.Sc. On Campus

Power Electronics and Drives

Aalborg University

24 months
13656 EUR/year
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In the Power Electronics and Drives programme of Aalborg University, you will study efficient and intelligent energy conversion by means of power electronics technology and electrical machines. You will study these topics analytically, numerically and experimentally in an innovative research environment.


The Power Electronics and Drives programme of Aalborg University combines contemporary technologies with classic technologies such as power semiconductor devices, electronics, electromagnetics, digital signal processors, control theory, EMC and energy technology. This gives you an understanding of the technologies and scientific disciplines involved in electric energy conversion by means of power electronic converters and electric machines.

Studying this specialisation, you learn how to model, analyse, synthesize and develop PED systems, and you will also learn how power electronics and drives interact with externally connected components or systems.

You will work with topics such as:

  • The operation, function and interaction between various components and sub-systems used in power electronic converters, electric machines and adjustable-speed drives
  • Design, modelling, simulation and synthesis of power converter-based systems used for conversion of electric energy
  • Design of controllers for PED systems using classical and modern control theory
  • Practical implementation of controllers using e.g. digital signal processors
  • Developing, construction, operation and testing power electronic converters and drives in the laboratory.

Job and Career

Energy engineers with the specialisation in Power Electronics and Drives have a wide range of job opportunities. You can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.

Examples of possible employers are in the areas of:

  • Wind energy for converter and generator design such as Vestas
  • Electrical drives such as Danfoss and Grundfos
  • High power converters for compensation or active filters or for machine design such as ABB and Siemens
  • Control of converters such as KK-electronics
  • PV-systems such as Danfoss Solar Inverters
  • Particle accelerators such as Danfysik
  • Switch mode converters such as Bang & Olufsen
  • Novel lighting such as Martin Professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems
  • High Voltage Engineering and EMI/EMC
  • Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics
  • Control of Electrical Drive Systems and Converters 
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Applications 
  • Optimisation Theory and Reliability 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants with a legal claim to admission are:

  • Energy Engineering
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering

Applicants without a legal claim to admission are:

  • Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics)
  • or similar

Students with the following Bachelor’s Degrees might be admitted, if they have chosen electable courses with a minimum of 5 ECTS within electrical machines and 5 ECTS within power electronics:

  • Electrical Energy Technology
  • Electrical Power Engineering

All applicants without a legal claim to a Master's programmes offered in English at Aalborg University must prove that their English level is equivalent to level B (Danish level) in English with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in average.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13656 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6828 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • 50,775 DKK per semester

Living costs for Aalborg

1075 - 1344 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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