Electrical Power Engineering
Master's program


"If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration."
― Nikola Tesla
Entry requirements:
  • Bachelor's or Specialist's degree in a relevant area
  • English language proficiency - B+ (CEFR B2)
  • Exam/ Test in a relevant field of studies
  • Interview in English with the program coordinator (Skype option is available)
Degree awarded
  • MSc in Electrical Power Engineering; awarded by SPbPU, Russia
  • Double Degree option: Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany —MSc in Electrical Power Engineering
  • Double Degree option: Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland —MSc in Electrical Engineering
Students wishing to participate in academic mobility or Double Degree program complete an application form by the end of the first semester of study. SPbPU coordinator of the program nominates applicants to partner universities. Partner universities confirm or decline nominations based on their own set of criteria.

Program duration
2 years, full-time
3 semesters at SPbPU + 1 semester at partner university (optional).
Double Degree in cooperation with Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (2nd and 3rd semester)
Double Degree in cooperation with Lappeenranta University of Technology (the 2nd year)

Tuition fee
International students 160900 rubles per semester
RF citizens 132000 rubles per semester
Instructors
Vassily Titkov
Sergey Dudkin
Evgenij Sheskin
Sergey Magazinov
Engineering is the closest thing to magic that exists in the world.
— Elon Musk
Curriculum
1 Semester
Scientific Discourse (3 ECTS)

Theoretical Basis of Electrical Engineering, Additional Chapters (4 ECTS)

Scientific and Research Work (7 ECTS)

Electrical Systems and Power Transmission (2 ECTS)

Computer-aided Technologies in Electrical Power Engineering (2 ECTS)

History and Methodology of Science (3 ECTS)

Russian for Professional Activities (4 ECTS)

Contemporary Problems of Electric Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering (4 ECTS)

High Voltage Technologies (2 ECTS)

Information Resources in Scientific Research (2 ECTS)

2 Semester
Internship (Obtaining Primary Professional Skills) (6 ECTS)

Technical Superconductivity (4 ECTS)

Human Resources Management (4 ECTS)

Scientific and Research Work (3 ECTS)

Electrical Systems and Power Transmission (3 ECTS)

Electrical Power Systems (6 ECTS)

Computer-aided Technologies in Electrical Power Engineering (3 ECTS)

Electromagnetic Compatibility (3 ECTS)

Designing of High Voltage Insulation (2 ECTS)

3 Semester
Career Adaptability (5 ECTS)

Automation of Electrical Substations (2 ECTS)

Modern Equipment of High Voltage Electrical Substations (3 ECTS)

Foundations of Overhead Line Design (2 ECTS)

Energy Economics (3 ECTS)

Scientific and Research Work (7 ECTS)

Designing of High Voltage Insulation (3 ECTS)

Business Planning and Efficiency Evaluation of Innovative Projects (2 ECTS)

Modeling of Electric Power and Electrical Engineering Objects (5 ECTS)

4 Semester
Pre-graduation Internship (9 ECTS)

Scientific and Research Work (12 ECTS)

Industrial Internship (6 ECTS)

Preparation and Defense of the Master's Thesis (6 ECTS)
Photograph: Natalia Dönmez
Key courses
Electrical Systems and Power Transmission lines
General terms of power systems.
Basic concept of power system stability.
Short-circuit currents calculations.
Temporary and surge overvoltages, reactive power compensation means and high voltage cable lines application.
Load flow analysis methods, synchronous machines' excitation systems and automatic voltage regulators principles of operation and root causes of power system blackouts.
High Voltage Technologies
Basics in physics of HV discharge in gases. Electric strength and breakdown in solid dielectrics. Construction of internal insulation of high voltage equipment. Overvoltages in electric grids and limiting methods. High voltage testing and measuring.
Electrical Power Systems
General terms of power systems. Basic concept of power system stability.
Fundamental terms of short-circuit currents calculations.
Temporary and surge overvoltages, reactive power compensation means.
Load flow analysis methods.
Synchronous machines' excitation systems and automatic voltage regulators principles of operation.
Root causes of power system blackouts.

Master's program team
Alena Aleshina
Vice director for international affairs IE
e-mail: Alena.Aleshina@spbstu.ru

Nina Kolosova
Specialist in educational and methodical work e-mail: kolosova.nv@edu.spbstu.ru

Natalia Dönmez
International students' coordinator, IE
e-mail: natalia_donmez@spbstu.ru
Yaroslav Vladimirov
Vice director for Science and Research, IE
e-mail: vladim_yaa@spbstu.ru
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