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Advanced Power Electronics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #324 (QS) ,
When you study Energy Engineering, you can choose the study programme in Advanced Power Electronics (APEL) at Aalborg University Esbjerg.


In this Advanced Power Electronics programme, offered by Aalborg University you will study advanced power electronics, electrical machines with strong focus on control engineering, optimisation and reliability, and integrating renewable energy systems for application sectors. You will study these topics analytically, numerically and experimentally in an innovative research environment.This study programme combines contemporary technologies with adaptation from classic technologies such as electronics, power electronics, electrical machines, control engineering with artificial intelligence, reliability and maintenance issues. This gives you an understanding of the technologies, scientific background involved in the advanced power electronic areas, and its application in systems level studies in a real time environment.Studying the APEL programme, you learn how to model numerically using advanced software, analyse, synthesise and develop advanced power electronic systems level studies with theoretical background. Further, you will gain the knowledge how power electronics and drives interact with externally connected components or systems.You will work with and explore topics such as:

  • Off-shore wind turbine converters and control dynamics
  • Power electronic control of underwater robotics used in particular for inspection and maintenance operations
  • Diagnostic of power electronic and electrical machine installations
  • Optimum control dynamics of drives
  • Control of renewable energy systems
  • Electric propulsion systems for electric ships and vehicles – (More Electric Vehicles technologies)
  • Design of intelligent drone systems for inspection and maintenance
  • Design of intelligent control for robotic manipulator systems
  • Condition monitoring and maintenance of power electronic and electrical machine systems
  • Reliability analysis of power electronics and power systems.


Laboratory workWith a Master’s degree within the field of Advanced Power Electronics you have a wide range of job opportunities. You will have the ability to perform in functions within planning, development, consulting and research in Danish as well as international industries or public institutions. Examples could be research and development departments or top management positions in energy supply companies, such as wind power, machine manufacturing, or process industries as well as electro-technical and consultancy companies, etc.EXAMPLES OF POSSIBLE EMPLOYERS 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-Wind Solutions.
  • Power Electronics
  • Integration and operation of wind turbines
  • Energy optimisation of apparatus, systems and households
  • Development of new energy technologies and systems
  • Analysing new energy technologies
  • Researching energy resources
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Assessing the sustainability of different forms of energy
  • Diagnostics and maintenance
  • Control development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Scientific Paper and Conference on Diagnosis and Maintenance (Elective
  • System Identification and Diagnosis
  • Condition Monitoring and Product Life Cycle Management 
  • Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes and Applied Statistics 
  • Control Theory and MATLAB (Elective) 
  • Non-linear Control and Reliability 
  • Advanced Power Electronics and Applications 
  • Dynamic Modelling of Electrical Machines and Control Systems 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

Admission to the MSc programme in Advanced Power Electronics presupposes a BSc degree in Engineering (Applied Industrial Electronics).Applicants with legal right of admission are:
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering with specialisation in Electrical Energy)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering with specialisation in Mechatronics)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering with specialisation in Dynamic Systems)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13345 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13345 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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