Winter semester 2020/21: Special regulations during Corona pandemic.
Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility (EEE)
The energy transition and E-Mobility are key topics for the future. A reliable electrical power supply under the boundary conditions of the energy transition is elementary for the development of mobility. The consecutive Master's programme in Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility links precisely these two sub-fields and trains electrical and information technology engineers to become sought-after specialists for the energy and automotive industries.
Master of Engineering (MEng)
Start of studies
Summer and winter semester
Form of study
Selection procedure / aptitude test
Field of interest
Electrical engineering, Engineering sciences, Technology, Mathematics
The 3-semester Master’s programme in Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility is designed as an application-oriented postgraduate consecutive degree course. In terms of content, it builds on both electrotechnical and interdisciplinary Bachelor's degree courses that are close to electrical engineering and information technology. The Master’s programme is offered as a full-time programme (2 theory semesters and 1 semester of Master’s thesis) with the two specialisations "E-mobility" and “Electrical Power Supply”.
In the first two theory semesters, students will learn about advanced engineering fundamentals in mathematics and natural sciences as well as subject-specific fundamentals in four modules: Higher Mathematics, Field Theory and Simulation, Systems Theory and Optimal Control and Observers.
In addition, students decide between the two specialisation options "E-mobility" and “Electrical Power Supply". For both specialisations, two common modules are compulsory, in which the required electrical machines and power electronics with a laboratory, as well as thermodynamics in energy technology are covered.
The curriculum enables many synergy effects with the existing Master’s programme in Sensor and Automation Engineering. These are not only joint modules for in-depth knowledge in advanced fundamentals, but also the mutual benefit of an extended range of modules. At the same time, interdisciplinary offers have been increasingly taken into account.
Fields of specialisation
The “E-Mobility” specialisation deals with the electric vehicles and their essential components as well as their interaction. Students acquire component and development knowledge about e.g. storage systems (behaviour, ageing, cycle stability, temperature dependence) or charging systems (AC/DC charging, conductive/inductive charging and dynamic charging) as well as an understanding of the overall vehicle system (system design, subsystems and networking, overall system optimisation). The course is rounded off with key topics such as system modelling, simulation, drive train management, driving strategy, fault diagnosis, etc. A laboratory serves to deepen and consolidate the theoretically acquired skills.
The complex electrical power supply system is examined in the “Electrical Power Systems” specialisation. Smart grids, grid topologies, energy storage, power plant and load management as well as the associated control technology are dealt with in detail. Dynamic balancing processes in complex grids are also analysed in this context. In a comprehensive laboratory, the contents are jointly deepened and protection concepts are also examined. Individual focal points can be set in the compulsory elective modules focusing on smart grids, renewable energies, grid dynamics and energy economics.
The degree course offers in-depth scientific and practice-oriented training in the field of electrical power systems and E-Mobility and is oriented towards issues that are currently being dealt with in industry. The students will acquire the competence to independently answer future questions based on the solution of these current questions and to help design proposed solutions.
The standard period of study for the course is three semesters. The courses offered for the 3-semester Master's programme include 2 semesters of seminar-based teaching with lectures, exercises, laboratories and project or term papers with the use of computers, as well as an application semester in which the Master's thesis is written.
The programme includes courses on the following topics:
Thermodynamics, electrical energy transformation, power electronics, dynamics in energy supply systems, smart grids, control technology, renewable energies, energy storage, simulation and control in energy supply.
During the Master's thesis, students apply their theoretical knowledge to selected technical problems and independently develop technically sensible solutions.
In addition to lectures, laboratory components are an integral part of the curriculum; some of the lectures are supplemented by exercises on the computer. This increases the scope of independent work. In addition, interdisciplinary skills are taught.
Building on mathematical and scientific as well as electrical engineering, economics and information technology basic knowledge of the respective Bachelor's degree courses, the Master’s degree programme in Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility in the E-Mobility specialisation trains engineers who can understand and further develop the technology and properties of complex electric vehicles. The “E-Mobility” specialisation deals with the electric vehicles and their essential components as well as their interaction. Graduates will get knowledge of components and development as well as an understanding of the entire vehicle system. Their area of responsibility includes project planning, design, development, production, assembly, quality assurance, etc.
Building on mathematical and scientific as well as electrical engineering, economics and information technology basic knowledge of the respective Bachelor's degree courses, the Master’s degree programme in Electrical Power Systems and E-Mobility in the Electrical Power Supply specialisation trains engineers who can understand and further develop the technology and properties of complex electrical power supply systems. Graduates master the interaction of different generators and consumers in a smart grid and evaluate the performance of the overall system. Their area of responsibility includes the development, planning, project management, construction, assembly, operation and distribution of electrical power supply components and their system integration, quality testing and manufacturing.