Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

Researchers experimenting. Photo: Geir Mogen

This programme is taught in English.

New student 2019

5 - 16 August: Intensive Courses (For Norwegian speaking students)

Intensive Course in Electromagnetic Theory (in Norwegian)

As a preparation to the program, we are offering an intensive course in Electromagnetic Theory during the period from 5th August until 16th August. This will be taught in Norwegian. 

Participation in the course is not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you to participate as much as possible. 

Intensive Course in Laplace Transform and Complex Analysis (in Norwegian)

There will also be an intensive course in Laplace Transform and Complex Analysis. This will be taught in Norwegian. This is also during the period from 5th August until 16th August.


12 August: Matriculation ceremony

Kl. 09.30-11.30 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.

13 - 16 August: Orientation week (for international students only)

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

14 August: Information meeting

Place: Room E151 (Elektrobygget)
Time: 14.00 - 15.30

We strongly encourage all new students of Electric Power Engineering to attend the information meeting. 

19 August: Information meeting for exchange students

Info-meeting for international exchange students at Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE):

This meeting is for all incoming exchange students for students of Information technology, electrical engineering and mathematics studies.

Time: 9:15 – 10:15
Location: EL6 (Elektrobygget)

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Semester start

The semester will officially start on Monday 19 August. Check the course websites for more information about the first lecture in each course.

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


Facts about the programme

  • Study programme: Electric Power Engineering (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120.0
  • Unit: Department of Electric Power Engineering
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim
  • Application deadline: 15. april


The candidate has earned the right to use the Norwegian professional title sivilingeniør from admission 2018. This right is legally protected in Norway.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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