In this programme, you will study efficient and intelligent energy conversion by means of power electronics technology and electrical machines. You will study these topics analytically, numerically and experimentally in an innovative research environment.
This specialisation combines contemporary technologies with classic technologies such as power semiconductor devices, electronics, electromagnetics, digital signal processors, control theory, EMC and energy technology. This gives you an understanding of the technologies and scientific disciplines involved in electric energy conversion by means of power electronic converters and electric machines.
Studying this specialisation, you learn how to model, analyse, synthesize and develop PED systems, and you will also learn how power electronics and drives interact with externally connected components or systems.
You will work with topics such as:
- The operation, function and interaction between various components and sub-systems used in power electronic converters, electric machines and adjustable-speed drives
- Design, modelling, simulation and synthesis of power converter-based systems used for conversion of electric energy
- Design of controllers for PED systems using classical and modern control theory
- Practical implementation of controllers using e.g. digital signal processors
- Developing, construction, operation and testing power electronic converters and drives in the laboratory.
Experimental work plays a key role in the study programme. A large, well-equipped laboratory is available, offering you excellent opportunities for constructing and testing prototypes of electronic systems and electric machines. Facilities for testing power electronic components, converters and high power systems are also at your disposal.
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 to come up with possible solutions. You are encouraged to occasionally collaborate with external organisations and businesses in your projects to get an idea of the work processes and current issues in the industry. This will better prepare you for your own work life after you graduate.
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.
Energy Engineers with a specialisation in Power Electronics and Drives can have a wide range of jobs including in R&D departments in major companies working with transformation of electrical energy to mechanical energy and vice-versa. You can work in project engineering, research, development and management in Danish and international industries or public institutions. Possible employers in your future may be Vestas, Danfoss, Grundfos, ABB, Siemens, KK-electronics or Bang & Olufsen.