Electric Power Engineering

Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

Researchers experimenting. Photo: Geir Mogen

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Matriculation Ceremony part I:

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start.

Due to the coronasituation, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digitally.  

We want everyone to get off to a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

11.30 am – 13pm – Orientation meeting for new students

Auditorium EL3, Elektrobygget, Gløshaugen

We plan and assume that physical attendance will be possible. If physical attendance is not possible in August, the meeting will be held digitally.

At the orientation, you will receive important information about the programme in Electric Power Engineering, including different topics and electives. You will meet the people you are going to study with, the lecturers and study advisors, and you will meet the student organisation EMIL.

It is very important that everyone who starts this study attend the orientation meeting.

N.B! There may be small changes to the program before the start of the semester.

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters.

The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information

Preparatory courses

We offer information meetings and preparatory courses for the 2-year masters programme.
The courses are not mandatory, but well worth considering.

Recommended preparatory courses

For students in Electric Power Engineering we recommend the following courses:

Language of Instruction is Norwegian.

Preparatory courses 2020

Join «Fadderuka» ­– this will make your first weeks in Trondheim easier!

You will get to know your fellow students from day one and all new students who would like to join are welcome!

The student organisation, EMIL, is coordinating Fadderuka for the MSc programme in Energy and Environmental Engineering and the MSc programme in Electric Power Engineering.

You can read more about Fadderuka on the EMIL website.

If you would (you’d) like to join, it is important that you fill out a participation form.

participation form

Feel free to email us at fadderansvarlig@emilweb.no if you have questions about Fadderuka.

The semester will officially start on Monday 17 August.

Check the course websites for more information about the first lecture in each course.

What you need to do as a new student

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Course timetables - If  there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course.

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Manage your studies

How to get to NTNU

Local bus

Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airbus transport

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

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Visit our information page if you need help with special teaching arrangements, special examination arrangements or have other questions about special accomodations at NTNU.

Special Accomodations at NTNU

About Electric Power Engineering

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 Electric Power Engineering or Electrical Engineering with specialization in power engineering and with average grade of 1st class division or 2nd class upper division.

The candidates must have a minimum of the equivalent of 30 ECTS in mathematics, including 5 ECTS in statistics. The candidates must also have fundamental electromagnetic theory.

An average grade equivalent to a Norwegian C is required in order to 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 instruction: English
NOKUT certified: yes
Applicable scholarship programmesFinancing and scholarships

Programme Coordinator

Halsten Aastebøl

Contact person/unit: Office of International Relations , international@adm.ntnu.no



  • Study programme: Electric Power Engineering (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120
  • Unit: Department of Electric Power Engineering
  • Application deadline: 15. april
  • Location: Gløshaugen, Trondheim

FELLESARTIKKEL: Gjelder aktuell internasjonale masterprogram innenfor teknologi


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Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

 Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants