Electrical Engineering

Bachelor’s degree programme, 3 years, Gjøvik

Electrical Engineering

This programme is meant for Scandinavian speaking students.

Creativity and the ability to be innovative coupled with solid know-how are important qualities in working with electronics, and the every day results of technical developments within this field include for instance cellular phones, personal computers and advanced medical equipment. Electronic engineers most definitely contribute to further innovation in an exciting field of science.

”Electro” is a collective term for electronics, telecommunications, automation and electric power engineering. NTNU in Gjøvik offers two study programmes covering these engineering areas.

All Norwegian industry is dependent on a high degree of automation to survive competitively. These industries need electrical engineers with automation skills. There is a pressing need for electro-engineers (and other branches of engineers) in the coming years.

The telecommunications industry is doing well while more and more mobile technologies are emerging. The future will be even more wireless with new sensors built into new products that will communicate with each other. The wireless community, tele-medical solutions and mobile communications will require many electrical engineers with knowledge of telecommunications technology in the years ahead.

Modern society is extremely dependent on electric power in order to function. Norway imports and exports large amounts of electric power. Electric power production is by means of regulated rivers and waterfalls – hydro-electric power. Developing and maintaining this essential infrastructure is the work of the electrical power engineer.

The electrical engineer has a very important place in today's digital society. The electrical engineering programme at NTNU in Gjøvik gives a good basic grounding before specialising in power engineering or in electronics engineering. Students following electronics will obtain wide competence in electronics, automation and telecommunications. These skills will prepare students for job opportunities in local, national and international companies.

Completing this programme qualifies students to apply for further studies at master’s level, e.g. the Master in Sustainable Manufacturing programme at NTNU in Gjøvik.

Admission Samordna Opptak (sharing)


Language of instruction: Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.



Degree: Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
Language of instruction: Norwegian

Duration: 3 years full-time or 4 years part-time, 180 ECTS
Programme code: BIELE
Application code:
194 005 (full-time)
194 068 (part-time)

Restricted admission: Yes

Department of Electronic Systems

City: Gjøvik, Norway
Application deadline: 15 April

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

Contact us

Contact us

E-mail: opptak@ntnu.no
Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim