MSc in Electrical Engineering

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

MSc in Electrical Engineering

Level Of Qualification

Master (2nd Cycle Degree)

Offered by

Department of Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering and Informatics

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time

Language

English


The Program aims to provide the graduates with scientific knowledge, research expertise and competences in order to meet the challenging market needs and prepare them for their professional development in engineering design as well for pursuing graduate studies at the Doctorate (PhD) level.

The main objectives of the Program are to:

  1. Develop the students’ capacity to critically think and creatively address advanced Electrical Engineering Topics.
  2. Develop the technical written and oral presentation skills of the students in order to effectively disseminate their work in the form of well-structured reports and presentations. 
  3. Equip students with postgraduate level knowledge, tools and methodologies on Advanced Electrical Engineering Topics pertinent to three areas of study: generation transmission and distribution of Electric Power via conventional or renewable energy sources, Telecommunication Systems and Automation and Control Systems
  4. Equip students with competent skills and experience, developing their ability to engage in the engineering design process via a systematic breakdown of real world problems, identification of design requirements and the utilization of analytical, software and experimental tools for the analysis, design, development and performance evaluation of effective solutions.
  5. Develop student awareness on recent advancements, key technologies, future trends and state of the art challenges in Electrical Engineering.
  6. Develop the ability of students to continuously learn and self-develop by accessing appropriate information sources as for example textbooks, research articles, online resources and seminars.  
  7. Engage students in the research process by successfully applying the research methodology in a guided manner.
  8. Engage students in research activities in key technology fields and help them to acquire the required knowledge and develop the necessary skills that will allow them to adapt and evolve in the fast evolving discipline of Electrical Engineering and pursue further Doctoral Studies.
  9. Develop the students’ transferable skills needed to ensure a successful academic or professional career in the field of Electrical Engineering,
  10. Prepare the students for direct employment after graduation by integrating theory with practice, through activities like work placement and the preparation for certification exams.

 

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze real world problems in control communication and power systems, identifying their design requirements and develop and evaluate effective solutions by applying the design procedure involving the problem breakdown, modeling and design and performance evaluation.     
  2. Identify the theoretical foundations of communications controls and power system analysis theory.
  3. Use analytical methods and modelling techniques to evaluate electrical engineering systems (control, communication, power) and components in terms of general quality attributes and possible trade-offs presented within the considered problems.
  4. Analyse and design communication systems and key enabling technologies for next generation networked systems. and demonstrate awareness on the capabilities and limitations of existing and emerging communication systems.
  5. Evaluate the capabilities and limitations of existing and emerging technologies in the field of power generation, transmission and distribution using sustainable and renewable energy sources.
  6. Plan, design and manage industrial electrical power systems, taking into account the integration of information and communication technologies rendering the aforementioned systems “Smart”.
  7. Demonstrate awareness on the forefront of knowledge in modern control theory in the field of Automation and Control Systems and how these technologies can be combined with Information and Communication Technologies and Power Systems leading to Intelligent Networks and Cyber-physical Systems. 
  8. Design, analyse, optimise and control complex industrial automated systems.
  9. Develop competency in the research methodology.
  10. Retrieve, analyze and evaluate information from different sources, including information retrieval through databases and on-line computer searches.
  11. Demonstrate awareness on the role of engineers in society and the professional and ethical responsibilities of engineers.
  12. Report research results and new designs in well-structured written reports and present the obtained results using presentations. 

 

Graduates' Employability Prospects

The Program aims to provide the graduates with scientific knowledge, research expertise and competences in order to meet the challenging market needs and prepare them for their professional development in engineering design as well for pursuing graduate studies at the Doctorate (PhD) level. Specialized know-how is expected to be acquired via selection of Technical Elective courses in the design, implementation, maintenance and administration of electrical systems focusing in three specific areas: 
Communication Systems area deals with the design, analysis and management of modern communication systems and key enabling technologies for next generation networked systems. Graduates can be employed in public or private sector at internet and cellular communication providers, or communication infrastructure design and maintenance.
The Power Systems area aims to provide the students with competences and knowledge in the generation of electrical power via conventional and renewable energy sources, its transmission and distribution, as well as the planning, design and management of industrial electrical power systems, taking into account the integration of information and communication technologies rendering the aforementioned systems “Smart”. Employment opportunities span both the private and public sector and are related to conventional power generation and distribution units, the rapidly developing sector of renewable energy generation, electrical installations and industrial power systems.    
The Control Systems area deals with the control of complex industrial automated systems. Students acquire knowledge and competences in modern control theory and in the design, analysis and optimization of control systems. Employment opportunities include the industrial and home automation sectors as well intelligent system providers for Communication, Power and Transportation Systems