• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

Overview

Smart grids are designed to enhance the effectiveness, stability and reliability of the systems and to integrate distributed energy resources into system management. They are essential for increasing the share of renewable energy sources without compromising competitiveness and system security.

The Electrical Engineering - Smart Grids program offered by Tampere University includes everything from component level (design and control of power electronic converters) to networks (distribution and transmission grids) and systems (electricity market and ICT/automation).

Career opportunities

Our graduates have a broad range of career opportunities in all the domains of smart grids. Companies that manufacture power electronic, power engineering and specialised smart grid components are looking for employees to take up design, research and development, project management and marketing roles. Electricity production, transmission and distribution companies, energy retailers and other power companies are also looking for employees for similar positions. 

In addition to these traditional employers, there is a growing number of services (building, maintenance, information exchange, energy saving, market analysis, electricity trading, etc.), software vendors and start-up companies specialising in the energy business and smart grids. Many of our graduates also go on to pursue a doctoral degree (PhD) in Finland or abroad.  

Programme Structure

The studies in Smart Grids combine technical knowledge and skills related to power electronics and electric power engineering with broader viewpoints of control, electricity markets and ICT/automation. 

The study module and courses explore existing practices and possible future ideas to design, implement and maintain smart grids, which are a critical infrastructure of future electricity systems. The study module includes two options, electric power engineering and power electronics, that allos students to deepen their practical knowledge and skills in the field. 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

Requirements:

  • a completed university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of the desired Master's degree programme or in a closely related subject AND
  • a good command of English for academic purposes. For more information, please see Language requirements.
  • A Bachelor’s degree completed in a university outside Finland must provide eligibility to university-level Master’s degree studies in the country in question.

Other documents:

  • Official transcripts
  • Official translation of the Bachelor's degree certificate and of the transcript of records unless issued in English, Finnish or Swedish
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) / Résumé
  • Copy of your passport's ID page and possible residence permit to Finland.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tampere

  • 869 - 1290 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

A substantial number of scholarships are available. With the help of the scholarship programme, Tampere University provides excellent international students with high-quality, yet affordable, education.

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