The study programme in Advanced Power Electronics is taught at Aalborg University Esbjerg.
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Meet Matej and his project group
Matej is studying Advanced Power Electronics at Aalborg University Esbjerg. In this video you can hear him tell about group work and the study environment.
This study programme combines contemporary technologies with adaptation from classic technologies such as electronics, power electronics, electrical machines, control engineering with artificial intelligence, reliability and maintenance issues. This gives you an understanding of the technologies, scientific background involved in the advanced power electronic areas, and its application in systems level studies in a real time environment.
Studying this programme, you learn how to model numerically using advanced software, analyse, synthesise and develop advanced power electronic systems level studies with theoretical background. Further, you will gain the knowledge how power electronics and drives interact with externally connected components or systems.
You will work with and explore topics such as:
- Off-shore wind turbine converters and control dynamics
- Power electronic control of underwater robotics used in particular for inspection and maintenance operations
- Diagnostic of power electronic and electrical machine installations
- Optimum control dynamics of drives
- Control of renewable energy systems
- Electric propulsion systems for electric ships and vehicles – (More Electric Vehicles technologies)
- Design of intelligent drone systems for inspection and maintenance
- Design of intelligent control for robotic manipulator systems
- Condition monitoring and maintenance of power electronic and electrical machine systems
- Reliability analysis of power electronics and power systems.
You are to create a functional block diagram of the system you have selected to work on and you may also test your system with a systematic approach for validation and verification.
Experimental work plays a key role in the study programme. A large, well-equipped laboratory is available with software and hardware setups. It offers you unique and excellent opportunities to explore methods and possibilities for constructing and testing prototype models of advanced power electronic systems and electric machines with advanced digital control techniques, studying diagnostics issues and reliability of the systems.
In your semester projects, you and your project group will work with relevant issues within the programme’s field of study, that challenge you to use all of your knowledge and adapt skills to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to collaborate with external organisations, and Aalborg University industrial business partners to explore your skills with industrial real life problems, and creating platform for job opportunities.
This is a full-time study programme, which is characterised by problem based project work in groups. You will be working closely with other students most of the time, and you are required to be present at the university on a daily basis and spend a vast majority of your day there.
The Master’s programme entitles the full-time graduate to the title Master of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Advanced Power Electronics).
With a Master’s degree within the field of Advanced Power Electronics you have a wide range of career possibilities including in R&D departments in major companies working with control of power electronic converters and electrical machines. You can work in research and development, departments or top management positions in energy supply companies, such as wind power, machine manufacturing, or process industries as well as electro-technical and consultancy companies, etc. Aalborg University has established extensive collaboration with business partners and your possible employers in your future career may be Vestas, Danfoss, Grundfos, ABB, Siemens, KK-electronics or Ørsted, Vattenfall, Rambøll.