Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering (Electrical Power Engineering)

Electromechanical engineering is a collection of engineering disciplines around the themes motion, force and energy. The world of electromechanical engineering encompasses development, design, manufacturing, testing and control of tools, machines, vehicles and other electrical or mechanical systems, as well as research on these topics.

Master's Programme
2 year 120 credits
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
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What

The world of electromechanical engineering encompasses development, design, manufacturing, testing and control of tools, machines, vehicles and other electrical or mechanical systems, as well as research on these topics. The Master of Science in Electromechanical Engineering is a two-year degree programme intended to prepare students for a future technical leadership role in industry. The programme offers in-depth training in all aspects of electromechanical engineering and its economic and social implications based on a profound scientific basis.

Graduates will have acquired an attitude of scientific synthesis, analytical reasoning as well as scientific and technical independency. Training in research skills provides mastery in developing, implementing and monitoring technical and scientific innovations.

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The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) offers most of its Master’s Programmes in Engineering in English. This underlines the faculty's international ambition, as well as the importance of international education and multiple language skills for students.

For whom

The admission requirements depend on previous degrees (type of degree, country of issue etc ...) or additonal experience.

Structure

The programme consists of a general module, main subject modules, elective course units and a dissertation. The general module contains course units on all subjects related to Electromechanical Engineering, ranging from electrical drives over machine manufacturing to management skills.

Students can choose one  of five main subject modules with specialist course units on different subjects of interest. The main subject Electrical Power Engineering handles all aspects of generation, distribution and use of electrical energy, with special attention to electrical machines and drives and electrical power systems.

By means of elective course units students broaden their knowledge and skills in technical and non-technical subjects. The Master's Dissertation is a final step in the learning process. It aims at training the ability to independently perform academic research.

Labour Market

Masters in Electromechanical Engineering graduating in one of the five main subjects are employed in all branches of industry. Both in government agencies and private companies, their field of activity is broadly varied: electrical energy production and distribution, electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturing, metal industry, building construction, transport, consultancy, banking and insurance.

Graduates in Electrical Power Engineering are employed by electrical utilities and electrical equipment manufacturers. Their activities are situated in the development, design and control of machines and equipment for generation and distribution of electric energy (alternators, transformers, high voltage lines) and for use of electrical energy (electric drive technologies, mechatronics) and in the operation of electrical transmission and distribution networks.