Smart Grids - Tampere University of Technology

Smart Grids

Degree programme: Electrical Engineering

Name of degree: Master of Science (MSc)

Language of instruction: English

Scope of degree: 120 ECTS

Duration of studies: 2 years

Study mode: full-time

Tuition fee: yes

Scholarship programme: yes

Application deadline:

The application period for studies starting in August 2018 has ended. 

The next intake for studies starting in August 2019 will begin in December 2018. 

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Smart grids for smart people and smart systems

Smart grids is a new way of designing and managing electrical power systems. Smart grids are designed to enhance the effectiveness, stability and reliability of the systems and to integrate distributed energy resources as a part of system management. They are essential for increasing the share of renewable energy sources without compromising the competitiveness and system security. The smart grids studies aim towards systemic thinking in combination with detailed technical design and analysis skills. 

Suitable backgrounds are B.Sc. studies in Electrical power engineering, Power electronics, Electricity markets or Renewable energy sources.


As a smart grids student, you will become familiar with the existing practices, but also gain ideas for future design, implementation and maintenance of the smart grid. The studies combine technical skills of power electronics and electric power engineering with a broader understanding of controlling smart grids, electricity markets and ICT and automation. Our courses combine theoretical understanding and analysis with a learning-by-doing mentality in computer simulation and laboratory assignments. The Smart grids study module includes two options, Electric power engineering and Power electronics. The Laboratory of Electrical Energy Engineering is active in various research fields of smart grids, offering the latest know-how to our students.

To become a MSc graduate you will need to complete the degree programme worth 120 ECTS. The modern study methods consist of lectures, exercises, assignments, independent studying and examinations. Courses are worth 90 ECTS and the remaining 30 ECTS are awarded for successfully completing a master's thesis. Each ECTS is equal to an average workload of 27 hours.

The programme consists of the following study modules

Course Catalogue for the academic year 2018-2019


Career opportunities for Smart grids students are very broad. Power electronic, power engineering and smart grid component manufacturers are looking for students for design, research, development, project management and marketing tasks. Electricity production, transmission and distribution grid companies, as well as energy retailers and electricity consumer companies, are also possible employers for our graduates. In addition to the traditional options, you may also look at a career in a service, a software vendor or a start-up company specialising in energy business and smart grids.

Updated by: Anna-Mari Viitala, 12.04.2018 16:00.
Content owner: Viitala Anna-Mari
Keywords: education and studies, smart grids, power system, power electronics, distributed generation, distribution networks, converter control, wind power, solar power

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