Of the various sectors in which you can kick-start your professional career, the energy sector, and in particular the electrical sector, has some very appealing features. The worldwide boom in the use of electrical energy, the creation of electrical markets, the emergence of new business arenas for companies, the implementation of new renewable energy generation technologies, the interaction with other sectors such as the gas industry, the need for regulating specific activities within this industry and including environmental impact criteria, the internationalization of energy markets, and so on, are only a few examples outlining the various fields in which it is possible to have an exciting professional career. Given the changes that have taken place in the last couple of years, the main focus is on the need to update training for the new generations of experts and professionals so that they may be able to develop, research and innovate within the international electrical energy sector. With this in mind the Official Master's Degree in the Electric Power Industry was designed, taking ICAI School of Engineering and the Institute for Research in Technology long history of professional training and research within the electrical sector as a benchmark.
The MEPI programme prepares students for pursuing a professional career in the field of the planning and operation of the generation, transmission, distribution, and retail activities within the power sector, as well as the system and market operation, or the analysis and development of regulation related to any of these activities.
Based on the knowledge and competences acquired within the programme, students graduating from it may kick-start, or boost, their career in electric utilities (dealing with the management of generation, retail and distribution activities), transmission companies, system and/or market operation entities, regulatory bodies, as well as within consultancy firms providing advice and analyses on all the above mentioned topics.
Access to Doctorate programmes
Although this Master Programme is not focused on research, the knowledge gained in it about the functioning of the electric power industry may be useful for someone willing to enter a doctorate programme in electrical engineering or the power sector.