|Duration of Study
|Duration of Study
The MSc program in Electrical Engineering includes the following specializations:
a) Power systems and automation.
b) High Voltage engineering.
c) Power Electronics.
d) Electrical theory and new technology.
e) Pulse power and plasma technology
Objectives and Qualification Profile
2) The goal of the master program in Electrical Engineering is to provide students with advanced knowledge and skills of various domains of electrical engineering with their scientific and practical aspects that are useful for their future professional lives as well as in terms of lifelong learning, and to prepare them for possible doctoral studies.
3) Graduates of the master program in electrical engineering are able to understand one of the domains shown below:
a) The theory and technology of power systems and automation.
b) The theory and technology of High Voltage.
c) The theory and technology of Power Electronics.
d) The theory and technology of Electrical theory and new technology.
e) The theory and technology of Pulse power and plasma technology
4) Due to the technically wide base of basic training and the wide variety of thematic and interdisciplinary areas of specialization, graduates of the master's program can apply their skills in many areas. They are particularly suitable for all activities in the power business and the institutions of the State Grid. Graduates will also qualify as doctoral candidates at universities and academic institutions.
The academic year of Wuhan University (WHU) is divided into a summer term and a winter term. The summer term runs from September to January, the winter term runs from February to July. The vacation period starts after the winter term in July and last for two months.
The MSc program starts with the summer term. Every term corresponds to one semester. The program generally lasts for 6 semesters (three years), but is not to exceed four years.
Teaching language is English.
To obtain an MSc degree, the students are required to earn 42 credits in the Wuhan University Credit System (of which at least 30 are for degree courses and 2 credits for internship, 10 are for the master dissertation). There is no fixed amount of credits required each term. If the students select more courses, they can earn more credits. One credit in the Wuhan University Credit System corresponds to 18 hours of classes.
2) Complete the internship;
3) Participate in at least one subject research under the guidance of the supervisor;
4) As the first author (or the supervisor is the first author and student is the second author) and the authoring unit is Wuhan University as the first completion unit, published at least one paper (indexed by EI or SCI).
Master Dissertation and Defense
A written dissertation must be submitted and be defended in a colloquium.
1) One WHU supervisor will supervise the Master Dissertation.
2) A dissertation proposal must be submitted at least half a year before the defense. A committee(includes at least 3 supervisors, with at least 2 associate professors) will review this proposal to determine if the subject is appropriate and whether the topic is relevant to the field of study. If the committee does not see any value in the chosen topic, the dissertation topic will not be approved.
3) A status report must be submitted to the supervisor every three months after dissertation work begins. The status report must provide a summary of the work that has already been done and also must give an outlook on the anticipated outcome together with a schedule for the time until submission.
4) The Master Dissertation must be defended in a colloquium at WHU.
Guidelines for Research Proposal and Dissertation
The dissertation proposal must clearly describe the research project to allow the committee to make an assessment of the relevance and quality of the proposal. It must be structured according to the following items:
· Introduction and problem description
· Literature review
· Research questions
· Methods and data used/needed
· Significance of the research
· Work plan
The introduction and problem description give a general introduction to the problem area, explains the background, and lets the reader understand the problem context. The literature review discusses the major existing literature in the problem area and helps to identify research gaps in the problem area. The research questions should logically follow from the introduction and literature review and state clearly formulated questions. The objectives follow the research questions and clearly states what the project wishes to achieve, i.e., what will be the major outcomes of the research. An explanation of the methods used to perform the research and to achieve the objectives as well as the data used or needed for the research will be described. A statement about the significance of the intended research results should be included. A work plan and references conclude the proposal.
The master dissertation must be written in English and must be structured according to the following items:
· Front matter containing
- Title page
- Glossary (if needed)
- Table of contents
- List of tables
- List of figures
· Introduction (addressing the following points)
- Problem description
- Literature review
- Research questions
- Methods and data used/needed
- Description of dissertation structure (chapter contents)
· Main chapters
- Chapters describing the subject area, study area, and data
- Chapters describing the topic and methods
- Chapters describing the (new) research approach, results, and critical discussion of results
· Summary and conclusions
· Back matter containing
- Author’s curriculum vitae
- Appendices (optional)
- Attachments (if needed)
The curriculum of the Master program in Electrical Engineering consists of 8 mandatory courses with 16 credits, an internship with 2 credits and optional courses of 14 credits. A total of 32 course credits and 10 credits for the master dissertation are required to successfully complete the program. The following table lists the courses of the program.
Course Schedule for International Masters in Electrical Engineering
The program is structured into modules of 9 weeks each. Per module a maximum of three courses will run in parallel. The following figure lists the general outline of the program structure.