Electrical Energy Technology

Major changes will happen in energy systems worldwide in the coming decades. Sustainability is the key, and in the run-up to 2050 the entire Danish energy system is to undergo conversion to make Denmark carbon neutral. The new system is to be based on energy sources such as wind power, solar power, hydrogen and biomass, and will be centred on the national power grid. A BEng degree with competences related to electrical energy and high voltage systems will equip you to make a difference towards the green transition.

 

What will you learn?

On the Electrical Energy Technology programme you will learn how you can contribute to the functioning of society by providing smooth power delivery, whatever the source. The programme focuses on giving you solid electrotechnical competences, backed by the skills required to understand and design electrical energy systems. 

The complex power systems of the future demand an engineering profile distinguished by interdisciplinarity and the ability to serve as the link between multiple technical disciplines. You will therefore learn to solve concrete technical issues related to electrical energy technology logistics, and to design innovative solutions and professionally evaluate them.

 

Study programme structure

During the first three semesters, you will primarily study compulsory courses in mathematics, physics, programming, control technology, and a wide range of electrotechnical subjects. From semester 4 onwards, you must specialize in either electrical energy or high voltage systems. If you choose to specialize in electrical energy systems, the principal focus is on energy conversion, intelligent control and regulation, ICT (information and communication technology) and interaction with other energy systems.

If you choose to specialize in high voltage systems, you will focus on electrical plants, installations, machines, power electronics, high-voltage technology, and protection. You fine tune your profile through electives chosen based on your interests. The programme concludes with an engineering internship in semester 6 and a BEng project in semester 7, which is normally completed in partnership with a company. Examples of internship and partner companies include Ørsted, Energinet.dk, Rambøll, and Banedanmark.

 

Career opportunities

The study programme qualifies you to work with design, operation and development in the field of electricity and energy. Graduates often find employment in the consultancy sector, electricity utilities, manufacturing companies, installation enterprises, and electrical/power technology service companies. There are also many job openings abroad, as the demand for energy skills is global.

Danish students

Please go to the Danish website to learn more about the BEng programmes at DTU.

Twin campuses

Photo: Mikal Schlosser
BEng students at DTU have courses on our twin campuses:
• DTU Lyngby Campus
• DTU Ballerup Campus