Smart Grids, 30 cr
Type of the study module
|-||After passing the major the student is able to recognize, manage, and use common scientific and professional concepts of the field.|
|-||By doing the master thesis in the major subject the student gains ability to understand and use the scientific and professional concepts of the field.|
|-||The student has possibility to work in electricity companies, power engineering industry, service and consultation companies, and research institutes and has knowledge and skills to develope applications in areas such as active network management, the integration of distributed energy resources or the enabling FACTS technology.|
|Study block||Credit points||Mandatory/Advisable|
Recommended year of a course: 3 means the first year at Master level studies and 4 the second year. If the student does his/her Master's thesis in Smart Grids the course TST-01907 Master's Seminar with the Electrical Engineering implementation round is compulsory. Smart Grid major is also available for a student of Finnish Master program. The course DEE-24106 Electric Power Systems can be replaced by the course DEE-24000 Sähköverkkojen mallintaminen ja analyysi.
|DEE-23216 Introduction to Smart Grids and Renewable Energy||5 cr||III|
|DEE-24106 Electric Power Systems||5 cr||III|
|DEE-33116 Power Electronics Converters||5 cr||III|
Optional Compulsory Courses
Two alternative sets of courses, power engineering and power electronics, are available. Select at least 15 credits from one set of courses. You may fulfil 30 credits from all compulsory and complementary courses.
Must be selected at least 15 credits of courses
|ASE-1258 Introduction to Control||4-6 cr||2||III|
|DEE-24116 Distribution Automation||5 cr||1||III|
|DEE-24126 Flexible Transmission Systems||5 cr||1||IV|
|DEE-24137 Distributed Energy Resources in Electricity Networks||5 cr||1||IV|
|DEE-33036 Electric Drives||5 cr||2||III|
|DEE-33106 Switched-Mode Converters||5 cr||2||III|
|DEE-34026 Power Electronic Applications for Power Quality||5 cr||2||III|
|DEE-34906 Project Work in Power Electronics||2-8 cr||2||IV|
|DEE-53117 Solar Power Systems||5 cr||1||III|
|DEE-54107 Wind Power Systems||5 cr||1||IV|
|DEE-54206 Electrical Energy Storages and Electric Vehicles||5 cr||1||IV|
|TST-01907 Master's Seminar||1 cr||3||IV|
Select 15 credits.
2. Select 15 credits. Power electronics.
3. Select 1 credits. If the student does his/her Master's thesis in Smart Grids the course TST-01907 Master's Seminar with the Electrical Engineering implementation round is compulsory.
In general, Smart Grid is an enabler of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly energy market and critical infrastructure for society. The smart solutions will connect information technology and communication technology to the electricity infrastructure.
The major studies provide thorough knowledge of Smart Grids, addressing in-depth some of the underlying areas such as active network management, the integration of distributed energy resources and the enabling FACTS technology. Power electronics plays a key role in the integration of the so-called distributed energy resources into the smart grid - distributed renewable sources of generation such as solar and hydrogen cells, wind turbines, controllable loads and electric vehicles. Distribution automation and ICT solutions for active network management provide the foundation for the overall target of smart grids to enable energy-efficient and environmentally friendly energy markets aiming at a secure infrastructure for the benefit of society.
Smart Grid major is also available for a student of Finnish Master program or from other Finnish universities having suitable courses in Bachelor Degree studies. Suitable major studies in Bachelor level at TAU’s Electrical Engineering degree program are e.g. Power Engineering, Renewable Energy Technologies or Power Electronics. In the case of a Finnish student the course DEE-24106 Electric Power Systems can be replaced by the course DEE-24000 Sähköverkkojen mallintaminen ja analyysi in the Smart Grid major.