Catalogue Major Electrical Power Engineering WS18/19 onwards


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Electrical Power Engineering: Catalogue CORE (20 Credits required) Credits
Advanced Electrical Drives 4
Automation of Complex Power Systems 4
Battery Storage Systems 4
Dynamic of Electrical Machines 4
Energy Storage Systems 4
Design, Computation and Technology of Electrical Machines (German) 4
Faults and Stability in Power Systems 4
High Voltage Engineering - Insulation Systems 4
High Voltage Engineering - Testing Systems and Diagnostics 4
Power Electronics - Control, Synthesis and Applications 4
Power System Dynamics 4
Power Generation and Trading 4
Electrical Power Engineering: Catalogue ELECTIVE (20 Credits required) Credits
Remaining modules of the catalogue CORE
Advanced Monitoring for Power Systems 4
Design and Grid Operation of Wind Energy Systems 4
Disruptive Battery Technologies and Innovation 4
Electric Local Transport Systems 4
Electric Rail, Linear Drives and Magnetic Levitation 4
Electric Railway Transaction Drives 4
Electrical On-board Supply Systems for Motor Vehicles 4
Electrical Power out of Regenerative Energy Sources 4
Electromagnetic Field Simulation for Electrical Energy Applications 4
Energy Trading and Risk Management 4
Industrial product development process using the example of battery systems for hybrid and full electric vehicles 4
Magnetic Materials and Applications 4
Measurement Techniques and Distributed Intelligence for Power Systems 4
Modeling and Simulation of Complex Power Systems 4
Modern Control Systems 4
Modern Servo Motors for Machine Tools and Robots 4
Operation of Interconnected Power Systems 4
Overhead Lines 4
Power Cable Engineering 4
Power Economics in Liberalised Electricity Markets 4
Power Semiconductor Devices 4
Protective Measures and Equipment in Power Supply Systems and Electrical Installations 4

Catalogue GENERAL (8 credits required)

Module group GENERAL (graded examinations)

Modules from the catalogue GENERAL include all modules from the catalogues CORE and ELECTIVE of the complete Master degree program in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering of RWTH Aachen.

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Catalogue ADDITIONAL (12 Credits required)

Module group ADDITIONAL qualifications (ungraded examinations)

The following subjects offered by the whole RWTH Aachen University study program, including subjects of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, can be selected in an individual portfolio. You can also choose regular, block or intensive courses.

  • Modules from the subject catalogues CORE and ELECTIVE of all study programs, as well as from the catalogue GENERAL of the Master degree program Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering (max. 4 CP)
  • One additional seminar, lab or project from FB6 (max. 4 CP)
  • Subjects from other faculties of the RWTH Aachen (for example, Faculty of Business and Economics or Faculty of Mechanical Engineering), which can be completed with a certificate about the individual performance and an indication of the corresponding semester weekhours (SWS). These subjects can include projects (such as Leonardo), practical course work (lab courses) or courses about soft skills. (min. 4 CP to max. 12 CP)
  • Foreign language courses of the RWTH Aachen University Language Centre
  • International students enrolled in this Master degree program are obliged to take German Language Courses at the RWTH Aachen University Language Centre equivalent to 8 CP and show proof of their German language proficiency latest at the end of their study program in order to achieve the Master degree. Proof of proficiency is the DSM exam (German Language Examination for RWTH International Master Students). Exempted from this rule are those international students who have already proof of German Language skills at Level B1 (or better) and can present an according document to the examination board for recognition. In order to be able to finish the program in the study program period we recommend to do the German Language Courses at the beginning of your studies. Please note it is possible that an intensive language course is offered before the beginning of the winter semester. Be careful to miss the registration deadline for this course.
  • The mandatory German language course requirement of 8 CP does not hold for students whose native language is German or who have gained their study qualification or a first university degree in a study program taught in German.

Electrical Power Engineering: Catalogue LABORATORY & PROJECT (4 Credits required) Credits
High Voltage Lab 4
Laboratory: Implementation of Automation Functions for Monitoring and Control 4
Laboratory: Distillation Process Automation 4
Laboratory: Electrical Power Engineering 2 4
Project: Electromagnetic Noise in Power Electronics 4
Project: Network Control System 4
Project: Approaching the Long Term Optimal High Voltage Grid 4
Project: Design and Simulation of Electromechanical Energy Converters 4
Project: Operation of Hydropower Plants in the Electricity Market 4
Project: Power Electronics 4
Project: Sustainable Transmission Systems 4
Project: Sustainable Distributed Grids 4
Project: Long-Term Planning of Medium Voltage Networks 4
Project: Measurement and Control of Electrical Machines 4
Electrical Power Engineering: Catalogue SEMINAR (4 Credits required) Credits
Seminar: Current Concepts and Trends in the Fields of Robotics and Simulation 4
Seminar: Automation of Complex Power Systems - Grid Dynamics, Monitoring and Control 4
Seminar: Automation of Complex Power Systems - ICT for Energy 4
Seminar: Batteries, Storage Systems, Fuel Cells and Power Generators - Focus Energy Storage Systems 4
Seminar: Batteries, Storage Systems, Fuel Cells and Power Generators 4
Seminar: Biomedical Engineering and Related Fields 4
Seminar: Communication Theory 4
Seminar: Current Aspects of Compound Semiconductor Technology and Devices 4
Seminar: Current Trends in Wireless Communications 4
Seminar: Current Trends in 3D Image Analysis 4
Seminar: Electromagnetic and Microwave Sensors in Modern Multidisciplinary Applications 4
Seminar: Electromagnetic Noise in Power Electronics 4
Seminar: Embedded System Design 4
Seminar: The Future of Energy Supply 4
Seminar: High Frequency Electronics 4
Seminar: Innovative Business Models for Energy Suppliers 4
Seminar: On Selected Topics of Digital Integrated Systems 4
Seminar: Medical Acoustics 4
Seminar: Organic Electronics and Optoelectronics 4
Seminar: Power Generation and Energy Trading 4
Seminar: Protection and Control Technology 4
Seminar: Selected Topics in Communications Engineering 4
Seminar: Semiconductor Device Simulations 4
Seminar: Technical Acoustics 4
Seminar: Trends of Electrical Machines and Drives 4
Seminar: Materials of Electrical Engineering 4
Seminar: Wireless Internet Systems 4