The electrification of the transport sector is happening now. Do you want to be part of this change? The Master's Programme in All-Electric Propulsion Systems will help you develop expertise in electromobility and the engineering skills required to meet the demands of the evolving automotive industry. Uppsala University together with partners from the industry will provide a unique programme that offers specialised courses in electric vehicles.
Why this programme?
If you are interested in how technology can contribute to the electrification of the transport sector, the Master's Programme in All-Electric Propulsion Systems is what you are looking for. By developing technical skills in the field of electromobility you will learn how electric vehicles work and study how the electric drivelines of cars, trains, boats and planes are built.
Uppsala University carries out research in the field of electricity, electromobility and renewable energy in close collaboration with the industry. You will get in touch with some of the biggest companies in the Swedish industry through study visits and guest lectures. During the programme you will have opportunities for degree projects and project courses in industry and research groups. The city of Uppsala has set the goal to become fossil-free by 2030, which makes it the perfect place to experiment and develop new solutions within electromobility.
This programme will give you:
the technical skills to make contributions in the growing market of electric vehicles (EVs), charging infrastructures and energy storage for EVs, without forgetting related sustainable and ethical aspects,
the possibility to program, build and develop prototypes in the facilities you will have access to,
a network of potential employers during the education, both in academia and industry.
Student profile You are a motivated student with a good theoretical foundation in electrical engineering, physics and mathematics from your Bachelor's degree, and an interest in being part of a great change in the transport sector. You take your studies seriously, are curious and have great English skills. You are willing to collaborate with other students in project works and elaborations. After your studies you are planning to work with electric drivelines for EVs in industry, manage a team in consultancy companies, coordinate projects to guide public sector investments or pursue a PhD education.
The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Electrical Engineering as the main field of study. After one year of study it may also be possible to obtain a Master of Science (60 credits).
Who are you?
Valeria Castellucci, Assistant Professor at the Division of Electricity, Department of Electrical Engineering. My research is in the field of electromobility, and I am glad to be the programme coordinator of this master.
Why is this programme starting?
We see the need for our students to develop expertise in electromobility and the engineering skills required to meet the demands of the evolving automotive industry.
What will be taught in the programme?
The programme will teach the students about power electronics, electrical motors and their control, electric vehicle’s charging infrastructures and energy storage, as well as measurement techniques and industrial management. In addition, they will learn how electric vehicles work and study how the electric drivelines of cars, trains, boats, planes are built. Finally, we offer students the possibility to carry out project works at the university or at the partner companies.
What jobs do you expect your students to get after finishing the programme?
I expect them to be employed as, for example, design engineers in the automotive industry, as project managers in consultancy companies, as project coordinators in the public sector. Alternatively, I envision them as researchers at the university or research institutes. All these jobs support the electromobility value chain in different ways.
What do you think of the labor market for the graduates of the programme?
I believe that the graduates of the programme will be highly attractive in both the Swedish and the international labour market, since the need for well-trained engineers and technicians with expertise in the electrification of the transport sector is booming in Sweden and abroad. The programme will give students a unique profile and set of skills, designed to meet the requirements of the evolving labour market.
Do you have any advice for those who are thinking about applying to the programme?
My advice is to scan through the courses offered by the master to gain a better understanding of what they will be studying. I recommend the Master's Programme in All-Electric Propulsion Systems to all the students that are interested in how technology can contribute to the electrification of the transport sector, and that want to be part of this exciting journey. Moreover, I encourage them to check out what the city of Uppsala can offer them, for example, by reading about the students’ life at the so-called Nations, where they can get access to pubs, lunch cafeterias, libraries, formal balls, clubs, theatre, music and sports activities. Warmly welcome!
The programme aims to educate you in the following subjects:
Power electronics and control systems
In the first year, you will learn about the subject area, power electronics, electrical motors or their control, EVs charging infrastructures, and deepen your insights into current research and sustainability issues. In the second year, you will study measurement techniques, industrial management and electric vehicles, with the possibility to choose the courses depending on the type of drive system you are most interested in, such as buses, trains, planes, boats etc. You will have the possibility to carry out project works at the university or at the companies.
The 30-credit degree project at the end of the two-year education can be carried out in collaboration with partner companies, Uppsala municipality, Uppsala University or Chalmers University of Technology. It is also possible to conduct a 15-credit thesis at the end of the first year, which will enable you to obtain a Master's degree worth 60 credits.
Most of the courses are given by active researchers in the field of electromobility, which will guarantee you knowledge and understanding of the latest research. Some courses also have guest lecturers by policy-makers and from industry.
The courses are organised with different teaching methods in the form of lectures, group exercises, laboratory exercises, seminars, project works and study visits. Final exams are more common for theoretical courses, although many teachers have continuous examinations during the course, such as group discussions and hand-in exercises. For more practical courses, the examination can be achieved by individual and group project works.
The programme takes place in Uppsala and it is taught in English.
The need for well-trained engineers and technicians with expertise in the electrification of the transport sector is booming - both in Sweden and abroad. Students with a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering are highly attractive in Sweden and internationally since the programme provides you with a new unique profile and set of skills, designed to prepare you to take the lead in the automotive industry.
You can choose to pursue PhD studies after your degree, or to work in the industry sector.
Examples of jobs suited for graduates of this programme:
project manager in consultancy companies - for instance, to support their customers choices or evaluate the performance of different solutions in the field of green transportation,
design engineer in the automotive industry - for example, to design and develop drivelines for electric vehicles or programme electric motors' control strategies,
researcher at the university or research institutes - among others, to develop smart strategies for charging EVs, or to investigate the potential of different solutions in the field of electromobility and how to integrate those solutions in our cities,
project coordinator in the public sector - for instance, to support the municipalities in sustainable investments in the transport sector.
Examples of possible employers:
Volvo, Scania, Bombardier
Policy makers, NGOs, municipalities
Vattenfall, Fortum, Ellevio
Sweco, ÅF, Ramboll
Uppsala University, Chalmers University of Technology
The programme is offered by the Division of Electricity, Department of Electrical Engineering, at Uppsala University (UU) in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry at UU, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, and partners from the industry.
Career support During your time as a student, UU Careers offers support and guidance. You have the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities and events that will prepare you for your future career. Learn more about UU Careers.
Below you will find the details about eligibility requirements, selection criteria, and tuition fees. For information on how to apply and what documents you need to submit, check the application guide. For this programme, besides the general supporting documents, you also need to submit one programme-specific document: a statement of purpose. The physics requirements refer to the content of the courses (for example electromagnetism, thermodynamics, and mechanics) and not only to the main field of study of the courses.
Master's Programme in All-Electric Propulsion Systems
Requirements: Academic requirements A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is:
60 credits in electrical engineering;
30 credits in physics;
30 credits in mathematics;
practical experience of laboratory work and ability to use computer-based calculation tools, such as MATLAB.
Language requirements Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. This requirement can be met either by achieving the required score on an internationally recognised test, or by previous upper secondary or university studies in some countries. Detailed instructions on how to provide evidence of your English proficiency are available at universityadmissions.se.
Students are selected based on:
an overall appraisal of previous university studies; and
a statement of purpose (1 page).
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.