Electric Power Engineering

Electric Power Engineering


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MSELPOWER, Sun Jul 21 00:16:41 MEST 2024 | M2

We are facing an energy revolution. Join us in developing the smart power system of the future.  

Society depends on electricity. Cars, trains and ships are electrified, and consumers can produce electricity themselves. We expect electricity when we need electricity. This creates new challenges for the power system. The entire electrical infrastructure must be further developed and maintained for efficient and reliable energy supply.

You will learn to develop innovative solutions for the sustainable power system of the future and design electrotechnical equipment for industry, energy supply, ships and railways.  

The future is green, electric, and digital. Renewable energy will replace oil, coal, and gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This is an international master's program taught in English.

Start of studies 2024

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You will learn to plan, design, and operate electrical power systems in order to develop innovative solutions for the sustainable power system of the future.

You will learn to develop new methods and new high-tech components for efficient, reliable systems and industrial products for the energy sector.

You will acquire skills and competence to solve new and complex challenges that technological development brings with it.

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In Norway and the world, there is a great demand for electric power engineers in energy companies, industry, consulting engineers and oil and gas operations  

Citizens from EU countries can apply for jobs in Norway. Non-EU citizens must obtain a work permit to apply for a job in Norway.

After a master's degree, you may be eligible for a doctoral degree (ph.d.).

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Trondheim is known for its good student and study environment and has been elected Norway’s best student city several times. The number of inhabitants in Trondheim exceeds 200,000 and its 33,000 students clearly leave their mark on the city. Whatever you like to do in your leisure, you will no doubt find something to participate in.

This master’s degree programme is an international programme taught in English. It has relatively few students and you and your fellow students from all over the world will have good opportunities for establishing international networks. The education can be used all over the world.

You may be able to take a semester abroad during the programme. 

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The first year consists of subjects that will give you the professional basis for your field of study. This part of the study includes the compulsory subject Experts in teamwork (EiT), which gives you practical experience in interdisciplinary collaboration.

You will finish your study with a master's thesis supervised by a researcher. The themes of the master's thesis are linked to the research activities of the various research groups at the Department of Electric Energy, often in collaboration with companies. 

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18 students are admitted to the programme.

The basis for admission is a completed bachelor's degree in Electrification and Digitalisation, Electrical Power Engineering/Electrical Engineering with specialisation in power engineering or renewable energy with focus on electric power engineering or equivalent.

An average grade of C or better is required from the bachelor's education, and at least 30 credits in mathematics including 5 credits in statistics.

From 2022, there is also a requirement that candidates have a minimum of 7.5 credits in physics or physics and electromagnetism.

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Do you have any questions about the programme of study? We can help you with compulsory courses and electives, examinations, deadlines, and general questions about the programme.  

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