MSc programme, 2 years

Electric Power Engineering

- About the study programme

Electric Power Engineering is important to industrialized as well as developing countries. This Master Programme at Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) aims to

  • Provide candidates with knowledge and skills for planning, design and operation of Electric Power Systems.
  • Develop new methods and new high tech components for effective, reliable and sustainable systems and industrial products.

The Department has a faculty of 12 professors, who are specialists in all fields of electric power engineering. We have extensive computer and laboratory resources . In addition there is a close collaboration with the research institute SINTEF Energy Research, located at the university campus. The two partners collaborate within the framework of Gemini Centre, which allows the master students to take part in research activities and to have access to advanced laboratories and experienced researchers. The Department also collaborates with other Norwegian industry and international partners and holds a leading position in the power engineering sector among European universities.

Norway has a unique position in terms of energy resources. Hydro power is the main source of electric energy. There is also a potential for wind and wave power at a large scale along the coast. Some of this potential is now being utilized. This has resulted in Norway gaining a leading position within certain fields of electric power engineering, such as utilization of hydro power and other renewables, deregulated power markets, and offshore and maritime electrical installations. The Department of Electric Power Engineering at NTNU is Norway's main supplier of education within this field. Together with SINTEF Energy Research it is also a major research unit. It is therefore natural for the Department to launch an international master's programme in electric power engineering with strong emphasis on sustainability within the energy field.

The Master's programme will have a mixture of Norwegian and non-Norwegian students, and the total number of students will be approximately 25. The target number of non-Norwegian students is 10. Students in the international programme will also meet in classes with Norwegian students following the five year Master Programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering with specialization towards Electric Power Engineering. Total number of these students are about 35.

The programme consists of two years of full-time studies, giving a total of 120 ECTS credits. There will not be charged any tuition fee. The teaching language is English.


For information about the Department of Electric Power Engineering

General information for Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

For information about admission requirements, application forms, application deadline, possibilities for scholarships see: International Master's Programmes.

Admission requirements:

BSc/BEng degree in Electrical Engineering or Electric Power Engineering with average grade of 1st class division or 2nd class upper division. Candidates with a BSc/BEng in Electronics, Automation, Cybernetics or Physics may also be considered.

Applicants to the international MSc programmes must pass either

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 600/90 points on the paper based/internet based test

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) with a minimum score of band 6.5

APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) examination with a minimum score of 3 points


Yearly application deadline(s) (dates)

Applicants who are Norwegian or Nordic Residents, and who don't need to apply for a visa or residence permit in Norway, should apply through the Admissions Office. The Application deadline is 15 April. Other applicants must apply through the Office of International Relations. The application deadline is 1 Desember. 

Tuition (NOK): No tuition fees

Subject area: Engineering/ Technology

Duration: 2 years

Degree level: Master

Location: NTNU, Norway

Credits: 120

Language of teaching: English

NOKUT certified: yes
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Applicable scholarship programmes: Other (please describe below)

NOTE: Which Master´s programmes that will be open for Quota programme students will be decided in December.

Programme coordinator:

Halsten Aastebøl, senior engineer
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 73594267
Fax: +47 73594279

Contact person/unit: Office of International Relations ,

Facts about the study program

Illustrasjonsbilde/FOTOGrade: Master
Study coode: MSELPOWER
Faculty: IME


International master's programmes
– admission for autumn 2014

All applicants with a first degree from a country outside the Nordic countries must apply on the preliminary application form below by 1 December 2013. In addition, all applicants who need to apply for a student visa/ residence permit in Norway must also apply on this form by 1 December.

Preliminary application form - Quota Scheme

Preliminary application form - Self-financing

Preliminary application form Nordic Mastersprogrammes available during November.

Applicants with a first degree from Norway or one of the other Nordic countries as well as Norwegian and Nordic citizens : Please refer to these admission procedures.