Advanced Power Systems - study programme option in English

Length of the study programme: 2 years
Number of ECTS credits of the study programme: 120
Tuition fee for two-year part-time: 8.000 €/year


The newly established international option Advanced Power Systems is an option within the study of Electrical Engineering program focused on the advances in energy systems. The course will be fully implemented in the English language and is intended for foreign students enrolling at FE.

The knowledge transfer from the fields of power systems, ICT, electronics and intelligent control will be provided. The proposal is prepaired as joint participation of three departments at FE: II - Department of Electric Power Systems and Devices, VIII - Department of Information and Communication Technologies and III - Department of Electronics.

This new international option is based on existing courses, which are already being given on the existing seven options in the 2nd cycle program Electrical Engineering. Subjects will be given in English as a duplicate with the course in Slovene or entirely in English with an additional hour of consultations in Slovene. The structure of the curriculum consists of three semesters of compulsory and elective subjects and one semester, dedicated to the completion of thesis work. The course is configured in the same way as the existing seven options. In the 1st semester of the 1st and 2nd year the curriculum consists of 4 compulsory subjects and 1 elective subject. In the 2nd semester of the 1st year, the curriculum consists of 3 elective subjects and two elective subjects that are linked to the module (twin).

In the international option the same set of elective subjects given in English is available to the student as with the other seven options. An addition of five elective subjects extends the offer for the profile of the advanced power systems expert (subjects colored in yellow). 

The new international option Advanced Power Systems of Master’s study in Electrical Engineering will be available for enrolling in the academic year 2019/2020

On completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to:

  • understand and use advanced concepts of power system monitoring, operation, control and/or protection.
  • evaluate and solve complex technical problems related to power engineering technology by applying the principles of mathematics and science
  • understand the business and regulatory landscape that national and multinational power and utility companies must work within.
  • be able to apply problem solving approaches to work challenges and make decisions using sound engineering methodologies
  • creatively find economical solutions for power engineering challenges by efficient use of advanced engineering principles, methodologies and tools.
  • communicate (in writing and opally) information effectively and accurately at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level by evaluating, translating, and interpreting relevant documents
  • lead or participate in large, multi-institutional and multi-national research projects in the area of electrical power engineering;
  • able to tackle the global energy trilemma of supplying secure, equitable and environmentally sustainable energy, appreciating the technical, social and economic challenges faced in both developed and developing countries;
  • implement strategies that mitigate the effects of power generation on the environment
  • comprehend contemporary issues in electrical power engineering practice and understand the effects of engineering solutions in wider socioeconomic, ethical and environmental context.
  • Independently track and critically evaluate recent achievements in the field of electrical power engineering (and even wider) and adopt new knowledge, undertaking lifelong learning.

The basic objectives of the programme are:

  • to provide an excelent education in electrical power engineering;
  • to give a sound understanding of the principles and techniques of electrical power engineering and a broad knowledge of the issues and problems faced by electrical power engineers;
  • to give a solid working knowledge of the techniques used to solve these problems;
  • to give graduates the education, the knowledge and the skills they need to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing power engineering industry;
  • to acquaint power engineers with the most current developments in the field, and help them develop fundamental and applied research skills;
  • to promote creativity and critical thinking and to educate students with advanced research skills necessary to address current and future technological advancements.

General competences obtained through the programme:

  • specialized knowledge associated with the individual subjects within the programme and deep understanding of advanced power engineering concepts;
  • creative scientific research and development work in the field of electrical power engineering;
  • independent tracking and critical evaluation of the most recent achievements;
  • active written and oral communication both at a high professional level as well as at a non-technical level, depending on the target audience;
  • efficient use of ICT and electronics technologies in the field of electrical power engineering;
  • professional, environmental and social responsibility;
  • teamwork with experts from various fields.