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Power Electronics and Drives, Specialisation of Energy Engineering

Master (2 years) of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Energy Engineering with specialisation in Power Electronics and Drives), 120 ECTS

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7455 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As a student of the study programme in Power Electronics and Drives (Energy Engineering), you will study efficient and intelligent energy conversion employing power electronic technology and electrical machines. The objectives of the syllabus are to provide you with:
  • Detailed understanding of the operation, function and interaction between various components and sub-systems used in power electronic converters, electric machines and adjustable-speed drives
  • Knowledge enabling design, modelling, simulation and synthesis of power converter-based systems used for conversion of electric energy
  • Experience in design of controllers for PED systems using classical and modern control theory
  • Experience in the practical implementation of controllers using for example digital signal processors
  • To enable you to develop, construct, operate and test power electronic converters and drives in the laboratory
The Master's programme combines state-of-the-art technologies with conventional technologies, for example power semiconductor devices, electronics, electro-magnetics, digital signal processors, control theory, EMC and energy technology. The themes for the study in Power Electronics and Drives provide you with in-depth understanding of the technologies and scientific disciplines involved in electric energy conversion by means of power electronic converters and electric machines.

Experimental work plays a key role in the programme. A large, well-equipped laboratory is available, offering you excellent opportunities for constructing and testing prototypes of electronic systems and electric machines. Facilities for testing power electronic components, converters and high power systems are also at your disposal.

Career 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. 

You can work with e.g.:
  • Wind energy for converter and generator design at e.g. Vestas
  • Electrical drives at e.g. Danfoss and Grundfos
  • High power converters for compensation or active filters or for machine design at e.g. ABB and Siemens
  • Control of converters at e.g. KK Wind Solutions
  • PV-systems at e.g. Danfoss Solar Inverters
  • Particle accelerators at e.g. Danfysik
  • Switch mode converters at e.g. Bang & Olufsen
  • Novel lighting at e.g. Martin Professional


Read about application and requirements of Power Electronics and Drives (Energy Engineering).

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How to apply

Student Guidance  

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Website for Power Electronics and Drives (Energy Engineering).

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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