Advanced Power Systems - study programme option in English

Length of the study programme: 2 years
Number of ECTS credits of the study programme: 120
Tuition fee: full-time, 8.000 €/year

Brochure Advanced Power Systems

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The newly established international option Advanced Power Systems is an option within the study of Electrical Engineering program focused on the advances in energy systems. The course will be fully implemented in the English language and is intended for foreign students enrolling at FE.

The electrical power system is the largest system created by man. To keep this system in balance is one of the possible work areas of the graduate of Advanced Power Systems. The balance of the electrical power system is no longer only the balance between production and consumption. Today we are also looking for a balance between conventional and renewable sources of electrical energy, and thus between its price and the environmental impacts.

The basis is electrical power engineering. During the course, you will learn about all components of the power system. Most of the electrical energy is still produced by conventional sources that is in hydroelectric power stations, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants. In the desire to minimize environmental impact, alternative sources of electrical energy are increasingly being build and used: the sun, wind, geothermal energy and the energy of the sea. With the help of power electronics and devices based on it, electricity can be transferred through desired paths and delivered to desired destinations. We can no longer imagine modern electrical power systems without extensive cooperation with information and communication technologies. During the course of your studies, you will also be deeply involved in studying communication systems, data collection platforms, software and cyber security. You will discover ICT services and their end-users.

In the future, new and new possibilities will be sought for the integration of modern production sources into the power system, to increase the capacity of existing transmission capacities and to set up new ones as well as to ensure a reliable supply of high-quality electrical power to consumers. We will also need to find a way to increase the technical and economic performance of the entire electrical power system, including human end users. All this will not be possible without a new generation of engineers with the necessary knowledge in the field of Advanced Power Systems.

ikona curriculumThe new international option Advanced Power Systems of Master’s study in Electrical Engineering will be available for enrolling in the academic year 2019/2020

On completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • understand and use advanced concepts of power system monitoring, operation, control and/or protection.
  • evaluate and solve complex technical problems related to power engineering technology by applying the principles of mathematics and science
  • understand the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within.
  • be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
  • creatively find economical solutions for power engineering challenges by efficient use of advanced engineering principles, methodologies and tools.
  • communicate (in writing and opally) information effectively and accurately at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level by evaluating, translating, and interpreting relevant documents
  • lead or participate in large, multi-institutional and multi-national research projects in the area of electrical power engineering;
  • able to tackle the global energy trilemma of supplying secure, equitable and environmentally sustainable energy, appreciating the technical, social and economic challenges faced in both developed and developing countries;
  • implement strategies that mitigate the effects of power generation on the environment
  • comprehend contemporary issues in electrical power engineering practice and understand the effects of engineering solutions in wider socioeconomic, ethical and environmental context.
  • Independently track and critically evaluate recent achievements in the field of electrical power engineering (and even wider) and adopt new knowledge, undertaking lifelong learning.

apsThe basic objectives of the programme are:

  • to provide an excelent education in electrical power engineering;
  • to give a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of electrical power engineering and a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power engineers;
  • to give a solid working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems;
  • to give graduates the education, the knowledge and the skills they need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing power engineering industry;
  • to acquaint power engineers with the most current developments in the field, and help them develop fundamental and applied research skills;
  • to promote creativity and critical thinking and to educate students with advanced research skills necessary to address current and future technological advancements.

apsGeneral competences obtained through the programme:

  • specialized knowledge associated with the individual subjects within the programme and deep understanding of advanced power engineering concepts;
  • creative scientific research and development work in the field of electrical power engineering;
  • independent tracking and critical evaluation of the most recent achievements;
  • active written and oral communication both at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level, depending on the target audience;
  • efficient use of ICT and electronics technologies in the field of electrical power engineering;
  • professional, environmental and social responsibility;
  • teamwork with experts from various fields.