Syllabus for Master's Programme in Renewable Electricity Production

Masterprogram i förnybar elgenerering

  • 120 credits
  • Programme code: TFE2M
  • Established: 2014-11-11
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2020-11-09
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Reg. no: TEKNAT 2020/258
  • Syllabus applies from: Autumn 2021
  • Responsible faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
  • Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering

Entry Requirements


Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 90 credits in electrical engineering including electric circuit theory, electromagnetism, electronics, power systems engineering and automatic control;
  • 30 credits in mathematics including linear algebra, scientific computing, mathematical statistics and multivariable calculus;
  • practical experience of laboratory work and ability to use computer-based calculation tools, such as MATLAB, CAD (such as Solid Works) or FEM (such as COMSOL); and
  • a basic course in mechanics.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
More information about English language requirements

Decisions and Guidelines

Decision to establish the education programme
This syllabus was established by the Board of the Faculty of Science and Technology on November 09, 2020 to be applied as of July 1, 2021.
The Master Programme in Renewable Electric Power Engineering at Uppsala University (UFV 2009/647) is in effect as of July 1, 2010, according to a decision by the Vice-Chancellor.

Translations
Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) is called "Magisterexamen" in Swedish.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) is called "Masterexamen" in Swedish.

Aim

The programme teaches students the principles of renewable electricity production, and has been structured to provide practical skills and comprehension of the considerations and technologies that characterise the field. The programme courses address both electrical power technology and methods of renewable electricity production.
A core tenet of the programme is the combination of domain-specific theoretical knowledge and practical experiences from an industrially relevant perspective, which primes students for careers within the private sector or further PhD studies.

Learning Outcomes

The Swedish Higher Education Act
The Swedish Higher Education Act contains provisions about the higher education institutions that are accountable to the Government.

Degree of Master (60 credits) [Magisterexamen]
Objectives of the Degree of Master of Science (60 credits)


The Higher Education Ordinance
According to the Higher Education Ordinance the Degree of Master (60 credits) has the following learning objectives.

Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding

For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Competence and skills
For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (60 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Degree of Master (120 credits) [Masterexamen]
Objectives of the Degree of Master of Science (120 credits)


The Higher Education Ordinance

According to the Higher Education Ordinance the Degree of Master (120 credits) has the following learning objectives.

Outcomes
Knowledge and understanding
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
  • demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.
Competence and skills
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
  • demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
  • demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
  • demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.
Judgement and approach
For a Degree of Master (120 credits) the student shall
  • demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
  • demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
  • demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.

Layout of the Programme

Description of the programme
General description of the Master programmes in technology
The Master programmes in technology at Uppsala University are coherent two-year programmes with the possibility to graduate with a degree of Master of Science (60 credits) when the requirements for this degree are met. The programmes contain recommended courses of study to assure the quality of the degree, presenting students with a choice of courses closely aligned with the learning objectives of the Higher Education Ordinance. There are also designated elective courses with opportunities for specialisation through successive selections of courses. The programme ends with a degree project.
Each academic year is divided into four study periods, two during the autumn semester and two during the spring semester.

Second-cycle courses involve a considerable amount of independent work and responsibility for one's own learning. This results in increased depth and complexity within the main field of study. It also leads to students acquiring the ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.

Description of the Master Programme in Renewable Electricity Production at Uppsala University
This Master programme is designed to train students in renewable electric power engineering.
The thematic content of the programme can be defined as knowledge of both electric power technology and new methods for renewable electric power engineering. The programme is characterized by a combination of theoretical knowledge of the field with practical experience from an industrially relevant perspective.
There are courses aimed at a theoretical understanding in parallel with practical skills in regards to the issues and techniques characterising the field.
The programme prepares for an industrial career or continued third-cycle education.

The programme courses
Study plan
The following in-depth levels are used for the courses in the study plan:

G1N first cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
G1F first cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G1E first cycle, contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
G2F first cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
G2E first cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

A1N second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1F second cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
A1E second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
A2E second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)

The main field of study
The main field of Renewable Electric Power Production combines theoretical knowledge of the field with practical experience from an industrially relevant perspective. The main field includes knowledge of electric power technology and new methods for renewable electric power engineering.

A course can and should be classified as belonging to the main field of Renewable Electric Power Production if mostly dealing with at least one of the following areas:

  • Methods for the development, construction, commissioning, validation, use or maintenance of different types of power plants based on renewable electric power production or equivalent for components in such systems. The components need not be physical, but can take the form of algorithms or software.
  • Methods for the efficient organisation of processes involved in the implementation of the operations stated above. Examples of courses within this category are industrial engineering, production management, industrialisation, quality and environmental engineering and project management.
Degree project
Common guidelines and instructions for degree projects apply to all programmes in technology at Uppsala University. Forms and instructions for students are available on the Faculty website http://www.teknat.uu.se/student.

Degree

In order to be entitled to a Master's degree, you have to hold a Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish "Kandidatexamen", from an internationally recognised university. In the Swedish system there are two Master's degrees; Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) and Master of Arts/Science (120 credits).

Master's degree, 60 credits (Master of Science)
In order to be entitled to a Master of Science (60 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled: Finished courses at the second cycle totalling 60 credits (one year of full time studies). At the most, 15 credits is allowed to be from the first cycle. However, courses already included in the underlying first cycle degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree) can not be included. In addition to this, a main field of study of at least 30 credits at the second cycle, including a degree project of 15 credits minimum, is required.

Master's degree, 120 credits (Master of Science)
In order to be entitle to a Master of Science (120 credits) the following requirements have to be fulfilled: Finished courses at the second cycle totalling 120 credits (two years of full time studies). Of the courses included 30 credits maximum is allowed to be at first cycle. However, courses already included in the underlying first cycle degree (i.e. Bachelor's degree) can not be included. In addition to this, a main field of study of at least 60 credits at second cycle, including a degree project of 30 credits minimum, is required.

Other Directives

Admission to a later part of the programme
Admission to a later part of a Master programme in technology normally requires at least 15 credits from relevant second-cycle courses, in addition to a Bachelor's degree, having been approved by the time of application. Application to a later part of the programme should be submitted no later than May 1 for the autumn semester and no later than December 1 for the spring semester.

Grading system and assessment
The form of assessment and the grading system are shown in the course syllabus. Information about exam registrations are available on http://www.studentportalen.uu.se (this does not apply to exams at other higher education institutions than Uppsala University).
For more regulations see "Guidelines on working conditions for first- and second-cycle students at Uppsala University" as of 2017-07-01.

Inclusion of course credits towards a Master of Science degree
Some courses may not be included in the same degree, due to content overlap. The course content is shown in each course syllabus and the Graduation Office decides which courses may be included in the degree.