- Study Environment
What's it like to study electronics at NTNU
Being a student at a university is somewhat different from previous education. You have to take responsibility and organize your own working day, tie relations with fellow students and resolve your duties and remedies.
Still - much is fixed. You follow regular lectures and activities. All the courses have permanent faculty staff and assistants. As an electronics student, you'll attend a class on the short side of 100 students, so there's a big chance of making new friends.
Lectures have been the most common form for teaching technological courses. Most of the courses are common for the whole class during the first part of the study. The students are expected to participate actively with compulsory exercises and projects with fellow students. Further along in the studies, when you have specialized in a field, each course will have fewer students and teaching methods change. The students work closer together, are closer to to the research groups and local activities, and problems are obtained both from the department and industry.
Lectures are usually conducted in auditoriums. Attendance is not compulsory, but the lectures are regarded as important for the understanding of a subject. We emphasize demonstration of important principles behind todays and tomorows electronics. Discussions, arithmetic- and lab-exercises are also important. Assignments, supervising and course information is also disseminated via the web to keep you informed.