Master's Programme in Renewable Electricity Production

120 credits

The Master's Programme in Renewable Electricity Production offers you an education in electrical power systems and renewable electricity generation. The electric grid in the world is facing a great shift, and the electric transmission system is accommodating an increasing share of renewable energy sources. Qualified professionals in the energy field are in high demand and this programme will help you develop an attractive profile for the labour market.

Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English

Autumn 2024 Autumn 2024, Uppsala, 100%, On-campus, English

Are you interested in how technology can contribute to sustainability and the environment? Do you want to mix traditional engineering skills with current research in the area of electric power? Then the Master's Programme in Renewable Electricity Production is the right choice for you. Uppsala University's energy research is world-leading in many areas and there is close cooperation between research and industry.

You will be put in contact with some of the main actors in the Swedish industry through study visits and guest lectures. You will also have opportunities for a Master's thesis and project courses in industry and research groups.

During the programme you can expect to:

  • mix traditional engineering skills with current research in the area of electric power generation (wind, wave, hydro and solar),
  • gain insights into research and industry perspectives,
  • build a network of potential employers during training, both in academia and industry,
  • gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of renewable electricity.

By the time you graduate, you will be able to perform power system analysis of transport and distribution electrical systems and be able to design the new components in the electric grid including renewable energy sources, electric vehicles and energy storage systems. You will also have the ability to analyse economic aspects of renewable electricity production and experience in designing wind and wave power plants and the electric systems to connect them to the grid.

Technical skills are important, but also soft skills such as presentation technique and argumentation. Project management is also part of the programme. These will be very useful during your studies and for your professional career.

Student profile

You have a strong foundation in electrical engineering and might also have practical experience working in a relevant field after earning your Bachelor's degree. Your social skills are good and you expect to contribute as much to the educational experience of others as you expect to learn from their previous experiences and knowledge.

A future PhD education is a possibility you might have thought about, but working right after graduation is also something you are considering.


The programme leads to the degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with Renewable Energy Production as the main field of study. After one year of study, it is possible to obtain a degree of Master of Science (60 credits).

You will have the freedom to choose your courses and build your own profile according to your interest and career plan. In the first year, you will study advanced courses in various renewable energy generation and industrial project management. Examples of courses:

  • Hydroelectric Power - Technology and Systems
  • Wind Power - Technology and Systems
  • Wave power - Technology and Systems

During the second year, you will study advanced courses in electrical engineering and power systems. You will find more systems-oriented courses. Examples of courses:

  • Solar Energy Technologies for Electricity Production
  • Batteries and Storage
  • Generator Design

The final semester is devoted to the 30-credit Master's thesis required to obtain the degree. It can be performed at a company or together with a research group at the University. 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 after one year.

Courses within the programme

See the programme outline for courses within the programme.

Most of the courses are given by active researchers in the field, which guarantees your knowledge and understanding of the latest research. Some courses also have guest lecturers from industry and policy-makers.

In addition to topics related to renewable electricity generation, you have the opportunity to choose different courses according to your interest and create your own unique profile. Through your choice of courses, you can also decide if you want to aim for a career in research or industry.

Courses are organised with different teaching methods, with instruction consisting of lectures, group exercises, laboratory exercises, seminars, project work and study visits. Several courses are studied in parallel. The programme takes place in Uppsala.

The language of instruction is English.

The labour market in the energy sector in Sweden is promising. The industry organisation "Svensk Energi" estimates that the energy sector in Sweden alone will require over 7 000 new positions in the coming few years. The increase of renewable sources in the electric system is also seen worldwide. The need for well-trained engineers and technicians with expertise in electric power and renewable electricity generation is large - both in Sweden and abroad.

Examples of jobs suited for graduates of this Master's programme:

  • Project manager
  • Design engineer
  • Researcher
  • Consultant

Examples of possible employers:

  • ABB, Siemens
  • Policy makers, NGOs
  • Vattenfall, E.ON, Fortum
  • Pöyry, Sweco, ÅF
  • McKinsey, Accenture

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.