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Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Aalborg, Denmark
During the Aalborg University's MSc programme in Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering (EPSH), you will study future power supply sources and the structure of future power supply systems.


In the future, it is expected that the electrical energy production area and the belonging network grid structure will change. It is expected that an increased amount of dispersed renewable generation units, such as photovoltaic (PV) systems, biomass systems and small wind turbines will be connected to the network grid at the distribution level.

At the same time connection of large offshore wind farms at the transmission level will also be in focus. This may offer potential economic, environmental and technical benefits, but it also presents a great number of challenges and uncertainties.

The introduction of dispersed generation and wind farms will affect the network technically in a number of ways concerning load flow pattern, power quality problems, voltage control, frequency control and reactive power control. Dispersed generation units and wind farms could alter the fault level and the fault current in the distribution and transmission system. However, this may require adjustments or replacements of the protection system. Also attention should be paid to the availability and security.

 Aalborg University Electric Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering is a specialisation in the MSc programme Energy Engineering.

You will study topics like:
  • Should the entire high voltage network be laid in cables? How should this be done?

  • How would the future distribution network be, including decentralised supply units? What control strategy would be required?

  • Should the customer pay time-dependent prices to encourage adjustment of consumption patterns?

  • Should the distribution network be able to run independently in the future (disconnected from the transmission network)?

  • How do we control the balance between production and consumption in a future network supplied by sustainable energy sources with fluctuating production and consumption?

Job and career

Electrical Energy engineers have a wide range of job opportunities. The gained knowledge enables the MSc graduates to work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions.

Examples of possible employers

  • Electrical transmission and distribution companies such as Vattenfall, DongEnergy,, Seas-NVE and Himmerlands Elforsyning
  • Wind industry such as Vestas and Siemens Wind Power
  • Power industry such as ABB and Siemens
  • Other electronics companies
  • Counselling companies

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • High voltage design
  • Network planning
  • Simulation models for analysis of steady-state, dynamic and transient phenomena
  • Compensation systems
  • Application of advanced control and surveillance strategies
  • Stability
  • Reliability
  • Voltage quality
  • Relay protection

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 Electrical Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering presupposes a BSc degree in Electrical Energy Engineering, Power Systems or similar.

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

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99,600 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
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