The MSc SENSE programme prepares you for a global career in electrical power engineering, especially in the fast-growing field of restructuring existing power grids into smart grids. For students who want to enhance the reliability of electric power delivery, minimise the cost of electric energy, encourage the use of new generating sources and increase the penetration of renewable energy sources in the energy mix, the programme is the perfect starting point.
The programme’s emphasis on understanding, modelling and analysing the principles behind electric power generation, transmission, distribution and utilisation on a broad scale, gives you a comprehensive understanding of the key issues surrounding the transition to smart grids.
In addition, the business management and entrepreneurial aspects of the programme enable you to assess the potential and risk of new products, solutions or services from both a business and technical perspective, develop new ideas, and take them from technical concept to commercially viable product.
The programme therefore opens up a wide choice of career paths, including taking leadership roles in grid operations and planning, big data handling, system design, virtual power plants, micro-grid development, and even business creation. Equally, MSc SENSE prepares you for continued research at higher academic institutions.
Here’s what just a few of our students and graduates have to say about their experiences studying for the MSc SENSE programme.
Year of graduation: 2014.
Currently project engineer at the Catalonia Institute for Energy research (IREC) in Barcelona, Spain.
“You gain knowledge when trying to explain something to people who think differently than you do. That really helps one to understand what to improve. The international experience was by far the most important part of my studies.”
“My bachelors was in electrical engineering, so I thought this programme was the best choice for me. I chose Sweden and KTH and because of the innovation project that forms part of the course schedule. I really wanted to do something like that because it has a big collaboration with the industry.”