School of Information Technologies and Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical and Power Engineering

The MSEPE is a two-year program which is designed to provide a broad and in-depth knowledge and skills to students on modern electrical engineering, with a strong focus on power and energy. It is suitable for recent engineering graduates and professionals who wish to improve their knowledge and skills relevant to the power industry.

Throughout the program, the students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the full supply chain of electric power, from generation to the energy market. This provides a solid foundation to enter a professional role in industry or academia.

The first three semesters of the program will be taught by GW faculty, followed by one semester at ADA University. Overall, it is taught over 5 semesters, of which three semesters take place in Baku (with online classes) and two semesters in Washington DC. In the final part of the program, the students can choose between individual dissertations, for those who want to go for PhD and continue their career in academia and some elective courses in the modern and trend topics in electrical power engineering.

The program is funded within the framework of the “State Program on improving the international competitiveness of the higher education system in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2019-2023 and support of “Azerenerji” OSC. All participants in this program receive full funding from the State Program and “Azerenerji” OSC to cover their tuition fees, travel costs and living expenses in Washington DC.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants with bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering have an advantage during the selection process. Candidates holding the degree in similar fields with strong mathematics and engineering coursework (as described below) or relevant industry experience are also eligible to apply.

  • Calculus II
  • Ordinary Differential Equations
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Physics II
  • Electric Circuits Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Consideration will be given for equivalent industry experience.

Minimum of 3.0 GPA
(on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent. This is roughly equivalent to 80 on a 100 scale.

  • English language scores:
    • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of at least a 100  or
    • IELTS overall band score of a 7.0 with no individual band score below a 6.0 or
    • PTE Academic score of at least 68 or
    • Duolingo Online Exam score of at least 130
  • Waivers for English language requirement is given only in below cases:
    • Native language is English
    • Studied at a degree level in English in an English-speaking country
  • ADA University offers English preparation program for those who have minimum 6.0 IELTS or its equivalent (Duolingo score: 120).


Application process 

  • Bachelor’s diploma translated into English and notary-certified
    • Last year students must submit a document with expected graduation date
    • Last year undergraduate students may apply only if they are expected to graduate by the end of July
  • Bachelor’s diploma supplement or official transcripts translated into English and notary-certified
  • CV/Resume listing educational and employment experiences
  • Recent photo
  • National Identification Card
  • Statement of Purpose. Must not exceed 400 words.
  • Test Scores:
    • English Proficiency Test (see above for details)
    • Master Admission exam by State Examination Center (minimum 45 score)

Test Scores:

· English Proficiency Test (see above for details)

· Master Admission exam by State Examination Center (minimum 45 score)

Prospective students may submit their application before taking required tests, but the scores must be sent before the application deadline.

Application deadlines 

Application starts: November 01, 2023

First application deadline: April 1, 2024

Second application deadline: June 1, 2024

Shortlisted candidates are invited for an interview at ADA University. Candidates selected after the interviews will be required to apply to GW University.

Want to learn more?

Contact us:

Tel: (+994 12) 437 32 35 (ext.107) or (+99450) 256 99 06

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What you study at MSEPE

Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Linear Systems Theory
  • Signals & Transforms in Engineering
  • Electric Power Generation
  • Power Distribution Grids
  • Power Electronics
  • Power System Protection
  • Power Systems Reliability
  • Power Systems Economics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Smart Grids
  • Automation & Control in Power Engineering
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  • Research
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Electrical Engineering
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Smart Power Grids
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