Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

Researchers experimenting. Photo: Geir Mogen

This programme is taught in English.

New student 2017

7 - 18 August: Intensive Courses

Intensive Course in Electromagnetic Theory

We offer an Intensive Course in Electromagnetic Theory from 7–18 August as a preparation to the programme of study.

Participation is not compulsory, but we urge you to participate. 

Intensive Course in Complex Analysis (in Norwegian)

There is also an Intensive Course in Complex Analysis taught from 7–18 August.
The course is taught in Norwegian.


14 - 20 August: Orientation week (for international students only)

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation WeekIt is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. 

15 August: Information meeting

14:15 Information meeting by the Faculty
Place: E151

The Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE) invites the students at Electric Power Engineering to an information meeting. 



16 August: Matriculation ceremony

9.15: Matriculation Ceremony
Place: The lawn behind the Main Building

The matriculation ceremony is an enrolment ceremony for all new students at NTNU. The Ceremony consists of speeches and entertainment and is mandatory for all new students at NTNU.

11:50: Matriculation Ceremony part 2
Place: EL 6 Elektrobygget

This is the first meeting for all new students starting in a 2-year international master's programme at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. Attendance is mandatory.

There will also be a short welcome and information meeting is organized to give you some general information about the programme and the department, and to answer any question you may have.

If you are unable to attend, please email

Practical information

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How to get to NTNU

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How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages.

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21 August: Semester start

The semester will officially start on Monday 21 August. Check the course websites for more information about the first lecture in each courses.

About Electric Power Engineering

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 90 points on the  internet based test

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

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
Applicable scholarship programmesFinancing and scholarships

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 ,

Read about the programme on the Norwegian website


Degree: Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSELPOWER
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

City: Trondheim, Norway

How to apply

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2017

EU / EEA / Norwegian students: 
1 March 2017