Study environment - Master of Science (MSc) in Electric Power Engineering 2-years – Trondheim
Electric Power Engineering
Electric Power Engineering
Together with SINTEF Energy Research the department is well equipped and has several modern laboratories for work in high voltage, high current and electrical heating, power electronics and electrical machines as well as materials and lighting laboratories.
Some examples are:
- High voltage laboratories with voltages up to 500 kV AC and 800 kV DC, and impulse generators up to 1.2 MV
- High current laboratories with maximum current 160 kA for a duration of 3 ms and 10 kA stationary
- Electrical machines up to 55 kW
- Power electronics
- Wind power 50 kW test unit
- Hyperbaric test equipment
- Long time testing
- High speed and thermographic cameras
In addition we have a well equipped computer lab and appropriate software for simulations.
Supporting the activities in the laboratories is a staff of skilled technicians and engineers.
There is also a mechanical workshop, making it possible to design and construct components from scratch.
The quality of life in Trondheim
In Trondheim with 150,000 inhabitants, one person in six is a student and this is something that shapes everyday life. It is also the home city of Rosenborg, the soccer club known from many appearances in the Champions League.
In Norway English is a compulsory part of Norwegian schooling, which means that practically every Norwegian has a reasonable knowledge of English. Many Norwegians learn one or more foreign languages besides English. German and French are the most usual third languages.
Trondheim – student town no. 1
Samfundet is an organization for students in Trondheim that is owned and run by its approximately 16100 members. Our mission statement is
Samfundet will be the natural meeting place for students in Trondheim.
In our red, round building we regularly host concerts and various cultural events, and have countless bars, a café and a restaurant. The Society Meetings are perhaps our most famous events. These meetings serve as a place for debating politics and current events, and but also for entertainment and fun. Samfundet also has three of Trondheim's best music venues. Learn more about "Samfundet"
Norway's largest sports association NTNUI
NTNUI is run solely by students. Today NTNUI has become Norway’s largest and most diverse sports association, with more than 12 000 members and an offer including more than 70 sports.
“To activate as many as possible and to promote friendship through sports”
this was the organization’s ambition when established in 1910.
NTNUI is today still pushing for a healthy student environment and for as low barriers for exercise as possible. Find your sport or activity here.
For a real taste of Norwegian life and nature you should experience the cabins (koia) run by NTNUI. NTNUI has about 23 koier in the surrounding woods/mountains. Learn more about the cabins.
UKA is the biggest and longest running student driven cultural festival in Norway. It’s been arranged every other fall since 1917, with the exception of the war years 1941 and 1943.
The program consists of concerts with international artists, theatre,review show and fun courses are some of the main events. UKA is also a chance for the students to give something back to the local residents. Children's theatre and an open day are regular activities that open up the university to the city.
UKA has a purpose of delivering the financial expectations of Samfundet through great experiences and a good reputation. Both UKA and Samfundet are run by volunteering students. Learn more about UKA.
ISFiT - The world's biggest student conference
ISFiT is the world’s largest international student festival, taking place in in Trondheim, in February every other year. ISFiT gather students from different national and cultural backgrounds to talk and connect through exciting and engaging topics and discussions.
World figures often attend ISFiT and past speakers have included the Dalai Lama and Chai Ling. Learn more about ISFiT.
The International Buddy programme at NTNU
We are a group of students who by their own experience realized how fantastic an adventure it is to be an international student at NTNU.
First of all, you will meet people from the whole world who came here to study. You will make a lot of good friends among them, and it will be easier than you think, since they will all be in about the same situation as you. But secondly, and perhaps more importantly, every day you will experience the Norwegian culture and people, and this will be quite different than what you are used to. The Norwegian students will be one of your main pathways leading there. Norwegians are usually very helpful, however, they have their own lives, duties, interests, and a different rhythm of life than the international students. It is therefore often difficult to find a path to them, and it happens that many international students never make friends with a Norwegian at all.
Hence the Buddy programme. Our buddy programme contacts the Norwegian students with the help of Norwegian student organizations, Student Parliament, Office of International Relations, posters, etc. and can provide YOU with a Norwegian student who becomes your personal buddy - somebody who knows a lot about the university, social life, places to go, and has contacts with other Norwegians. The buddy will take time to meet you and join various activities with you. We also organize several activities for buddies and their guests throughout the semester. To join our buddy programme, you can fill the form at www.buddy.ntnu.no anytime throughout the year, although we assign most of the buddies after we recruit them in late August and January.
International Student Organizations
BEST (Board of European Students of Technology)
BEST works in close collaboration with student associations and university authorities, to improve the exchange of technological students in Europe.
ESN (ERASMUS Student Network)
The organization works to integrate international exchange students in the student life at NTNU. Priority tasks at the moment are to build a buddy system and reception programme. Throughout the year ESN arranges trips, parties, excursions, and meetings.
IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience.)
IAESTE provides students at institutions of higher education with technical experience abroad relative to their studies in the broadest sense. For many students this takes the form of short work placements abroad.
ISU (International Student Union)
The ISU works for international students' rights in Norway. It is also in charge of many arrangements throughout the year.
ICOT (International Club of Trondheim)
ICOT was established by a group of international students studying at NTNU, the International Club of Trondheim (ICOT) is a non-profit, non-political and purely social organization for students and their families