Electrical Power and Energy Engineering

Major in Finnish: Sähköenergiatekniikka

Huvudämne på svenska: Elkraftteknik
Code: ELEC3024

Credits: 65 ECTS
Responsible professors: Marko Hinkkanen, Matti Lehtonen

Objectives and learning outcomes

Electrical power and energy systems form the backbone of societies. Intelligent systems, spanning from production to end-user, ensure optimal utilisation of resources — minimal impact on environment, maximal benefits for society. This major offers a firm theoretical base as well as practical tools and skills needed by engineers working on the field of electrical power and energy engineering. The field includes transmission, distribution, smart grid, and sustainable generation and utilisation of electrical power, as well as power-conversion devices such as motors, generators, and power-electronic converters. In order to prepare students for understanding complex and multidisciplinary problems of the field, the major is designed to be flexible and a systems perspective is emphasised. Courses include theoretical considerations, experimental work, industrial applications, and first-hand experience in real research environments. This major prepares students for current and future challenges faced by electrical energy and network companies, power manufacturing industry, and society. Students are well-prepared to pursue doctoral studies. Upon completion of the Major, the student will be able to:

  • Identify fundamental aspects and considerations for electrical energy systems
  • Develop applications for energy efficiency, integration of renewables, and distributed generation
  • Analyze and evaluate existing and future challenges in the field of electrical power and energy engineering
  • Design and analyze power systems or energy conversion devices
  • Understand in depth one of the focus areas (electromechanics, power electronic systems, power systems, or sustainable electrical energy )

Content of the major

Code

Course

ECTS

Teaching period

Compulsory courses: 35 ECTS

 

*Year 1 = Students are expected to study the course during their first year of studies

 

ELEC-E8407

Electromechanics

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8001

Embedded Real-Time Systems

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E0100

Introduction to Master’s Studies at Aalto ELEC

0

I-II

ELEC-E8412

Power Electronics

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8413

Power Systems

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8002

Project Work A - Theory

5

III-IV (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8003

Project work B – Practice

5

IV-V (Year 1)*

Choose one of the following:

ELEC-E8405

Electric Drives

5

I-II (Year 1)*

ELEC-E8700

Principles and Fundamentals of
Lighting

5

I-II (Year 1)*

Optional courses: choose 30 ECTS or one of the pre-designed study paths given below

PHYS-E0483

Advances in New Energy Technologies

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8402

Control of Electric Drives and
Power Converters

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8403

Converter Techniques

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8712

Design for Reliability

5

 

ELEC-E8404

Design of Electrical Machines

5

IV

ELEC-E8730  

Design of Electronic Equipment

5

I-II

ELEC-E8731

Design of Electronic Prototype

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8101

Digital and Optimal Control

5

I-II

ELEC-E8102

Distributed and Intelligent
Automation Systems

5

I-II

ELEC-E8405

Electric Drives

5

I-II

ELEC-E8406

Electricity Distribution and Markets

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8408

Embedded Systems Development

5

III-IV

PHYS-E6571

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technology

5

III-IV (alt. years)

PHYS-C6370

Fundamentals of New Energy Sources

5

I-II

ELEC-E8409

High Voltage Engineering

5

I-II

ELEC-E8112

Hybrid Powertrains in Vehicles

5

III

CSE-E4670

Introduction to Industrial Internet

5

III-IV

KJR-C2001

Kiinteän aineen mekaniikan
perusteet

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8410

Materials in Energy Applications

5

IV-V

KON-C2004

Mechatronics Basics

5

II

ELEC-E8103

Modelling, Estimation and Dynamic
Systems

5

I

PHYS-C1380

Multi-disciplinary energy perspectives

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8411

Numerical Methods in
Electromechanics

5

III

ELEC-E8700

Principles and Fundamentals of Lighting

5

I-II

ELEC-D8710 

Principles of Materials Science

5

III-V

ELEC-E8702

Rakennussähköistys

5

III-V

MS-E1659

Seminar on Applied Mathematics V

1-5

I-II

ELEC-E8414

Seminar on Electromechanics L

5

IV

PHYS-E6570

Solar Energy Engineering

5

III-IV (alt. years)

ELEC-E8415

Special Assignment in Electrical Power and Energy Engineering

5

I, II, III, IV, V

ELEC-E8416

Special Course on Electromechanics

5

I-II

ELEC-L8402

Special Topics in Industrial Electronics I P

5

I-II

ELEC-L8403

Special Topics in Industrial Electronics II P

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8104

Stochastic models and estimation

5

I

ELEC-E8714

Sustainable Electronics

5

I-II

ELEC-E8417

Switched-Mode Power Supplies

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8418

Sähköenergian käyttösovelluksia
(Applications of Electric Energy)

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8419

Sähkönsiirtojärjestelmät 1 (Power
Transmission Systems 1)

5

I-II

ELEC-E8420

Sähkönsiirtojärjestelmät 2 (Power Transmission Systems 2)

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8421

Tehoelektroniikan komponentit

5

I-II

Study Paths

Four different study paths are given as guidelines, but students are free to choose their own unique set from the list of optional courses.

Electromechanics: 30 ECTS

Core courses

ELEC-E8402

Control of Electric Drives and Power Converters

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8404

Design of Electrical Machines

5

IV

ELEC-E8410

Materials in Energy Applications

5

IV-V (2017->)

ELEC-E8411

Numerical Methods in Electromechanics

5

III

Recommended optional courses:

KJR-C2001

Kiinteän aineen mekaniikan perusteet

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8103

Modelling, Estimation and Dynamic Systems

5

I

MS-E1659

Seminar on applied mathematics V

1-5

I-II

ELEC-E8104

Stochastic models and estimation

5

I

Power-Electronic Systems: 30 ECTS

Core courses

ELEC-E8402

Control of Electric Drives and Power Converters

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8403

Converter Techniques

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8101

Digital and Optimal Control

5

I-II

ELEC-E8408

Embedded Systems Development

5

III-IV

Recommended optional courses:

ELEC-E8404

Design of Electrical Machines

5

IV

ELEC-E8102

Distributed and Intelligent Automation Systems

5

I-II

ELEC-E8103

Modelling, Estimation and Dynamic Systems

5

I

ELEC-E8104

Stochastic models and estimation

5

I

ELEC-E8417

Switched-Mode Power Supplies

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8421

Tehoelektroniikan komponentit

5

I-II

Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering: 30 ECTS

Core courses:

ELEC-E8406

Electricity Distribution and Markets

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8409

High Voltage Engineering

5

I-II

ELEC-E8419

Sähkönsiirtojärjestelmät 1 (Power Transmission Systems 1)

5

I-II

ELEC-E8418

Sähköenergian käyttösovelluksia (Applications of Electric Energy)

5

IV-V

Recommended optional courses:

ELEC-E8420

Sähkönsiirtojärjestelmät 2

5

III

ELEC-E8418

Sähköenergian käyttösovellukset

5

IV-V

Sustainable Electrical Energy: 30 ECTS

Core courses

ELEC-E8402

Control of Electric Drives and Power Converters

5

IV-V

ELEC-E8410

Materials in Energy Applications 

5

IV-V (2017)

ELEC-E8700

Principles and Fundamentals of
Lighting

5

I-II

Recommended optional courses:

ELEC-E8406

Electricity Distribution and Markets

5

III-IV

ELEC-E8112

Hybrid Powertrains in Vehicles

5

III

PHYS-E6570

Solar Energy Engineering

5

III-IV (alt. years)

ELEC-E8714

Sustainable Electronics

5

I-II

 

 

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