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Work Integrated Learning

University West is Sweden’s leading university when it comes to work-integrated learning (WIL). The university was tasked with the development of WIL by the Swedish government 15+ years ago and continues to lead the field today. WIL offers you a focus on problem-based learning for industry, with real projects from our research groups and partner companies.
  • Courses developed in partnership with industry: Your training is influenced by the real-world needs of our partner companies. Upon graduation, you will be qualified as a highly skilled and in-demand electrical vehicle engineer.
  • Learn from company experts: Throughout your studies, you will have opportunities to engage with and learn from company experts through guest lectures, company visits and collaborative work.

Specialised skills matched to industry needs

We worked directly with the automotive industry to build a specialized, advanced-level training that meets the industry's major skills needs in the field of electric vehicles. All programme components prepare you for research and development in support of electrical drive systems.

Access to experts and advanced laboratories

Your instructors are internationally recognised and many of them are professionally involved in the automotive industry or the active research of Production Technology West (PTW).
This collaborative platform offers a unique collection of advanced industrial research technologies:
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Electric machine design
  • Power electronic systems
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle technology
  • Battery technology

Specialised and personal

University West offers an intimate campus environment without the usual barriers between academic staff and students. Here, your professors are easily accessible to answer questions, hold discussions and provide individual feedback. The teacher-to-student ratio is higher than at most comparable programmes at other universities. While large universities have several focus areas, University West’s small size and high quality allow us to dedicate focus and resources to mechanical engineering. This ensures a high-quality programme as well as a warm and friendly atmosphere.

International environment

Students from around the globe come together in your programme to create a unique and international environment. The programme is fully taught in English, and you will study together with students from Sweden as well as international students from countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and North and South America. This will enhance your cultural experience and English-language proficiency.

Strong job market

The job market for electric vehicle engineers is extremely good. This programme prepares you for a career in product development in the automotive industry. This skillset is so sought after that we developed it as a response to industry request. With training in this rapidly expanding field of technology where innovation is prioritized, you will have the choice between advanced studies or a career in industry, both in Sweden and abroad.
In this one-year Master in electrical vehicle development programme you will develop an understanding of electric vehicles and electric powertrain. Your programme will cover the main aspects of design, testing and development within electric vehicles, with electrical engineering as the foundation.


  • Electrical system in vehicles
  • Components, design and function of electric vehicles
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electric machines
  • EMC
  • Electrical storage technology
  • Power electronics
  • Electrical measurement technology
By the end of your programme, you will have thorough knowledge of:
  • Electric vehicle technology
  • Automotive power electronic systems
  • Electric machine technology
  • Energy Storage technology
  • Safety and regulations governing business in the automotive industry

Course overview

In this international learning environment, you’ll build knowledge in a specialised set of engineering topics as relevant to the automotive industry. An advantage of study at University West, you will also have easy access to the rich research environment in the PTC and PTW.
You’ll gain practical experience through assignments as well as group and individual projects in close collaboration with instructors with industrial experience.
The programme ends with a degree project (thesis work) in the field of automotive technology (20 credits).
The entire programme has been built through the collaboration of industry and researchers at University West. Every aspect is based on real hiring needs of companies and research facilities in the industry.
The total programme is 60 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS).
  • Modeling of Electric Motors for Electric Vehicles
  • Safety when working on and in electric vehicles
  • Electric Drive Systems
  • Electrical design of traction battery
  • Analysis and Design with Respect to Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Control system for electric vehicles
  • Electrical solutions of support systems in vehicles
  • Electric vehicles
  • Sustainability, applicable materials and production of electric vehicles
  • Degree Project in Electric Vehicle Development
Educational methods
  • Taught modules (62.5%)
  • Group projects (12.5%)
  • Thesis work (30%)


Upon completion of this master’s programme you will receive a Master of Science (MSc, 60 credits) in Electrical Engineering with specialization in development of electrical vehicles.


Your programme prepares you for the current and future needs of industry, where electrical engineers with specialized within electrical vehicles are required.
Companies are also looking for engineers with international interpersonal skills to improve effectiveness in global operations – an additional component of this programme. On graduation, you will be highly competitive for positions within the private sector or further advanced studies.
This degree qualifies you to hold positions such as:
  • Responsible engineer of components in the automotive sector
  • Component rig test engineer
  • Electric and hybrid vehicle system design engineer
Potential employers You’ll be highly sought after by multinational corporations world-wide. In addition, multinational Swedish-Chinese companies such as NEVS and Volvo Cars, as well as VOLVO AB and CEVT, are located near University West. These employers are looking for specialized electrical engineers with the international competencies gained in your programme.

Further education

This programme helps you build a strong foundation in the field of electric vehicles. You can go on to develop the qualifications you need to pursue your PhD in the fields such as:
  • Electric machines
  • Battery technology
  • Power electronics
  • Measuring technology
  • Additive manufacturing



Avancerad nivå


Kandidatexamen med huvudområdet elektroteknik eller motsvarande, alternativt en motsvarande högskoleingenjörsexamen inom elektroteknik. I utbildningen på grundnivå skall minst 3 hp programmering samt 15 hp matematik ingå. Engelska 6 eller motsvarande.






Teknologie magisterexamen med huvudområdet elektroteknik


VÅR 2024

VÅR 2024




16 oktober 2023



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