Electric Power Engineering

Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

– Learning Outcome


A Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering has:

  • Advanced engineering knowledge in electric power engineering. The main focus is the advanced application of the basic aspects of high voltage technology, electrical machines, electrical motor drives and other related subjects. The subject areas are mastered at different levels of abstraction, from laboratory activities to theory, including a reflection of the subjects' content and relationships with other subject areas.
  • Deep understanding of one or more of the following topics:
    • Production of electrical energy from fossil and renewable energy sources.
    • Transmission of electrical energy
    • Use of electrical energy.
  • The following knowledge is expected to be covered in the underlying Bachelor degree:
    • Broad knowledge of basic subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Information Technology (IT). This provides the basis for methodology, application, professional renewal and restructuring within electric power engineering.
    • Broad knowledge in basic electrical engineering.
    • Insight into other relevant engineering subjects in, for example, chemistry, control engineering, thermodynamics, mechanics and statistics.


A Master of Science in Electric power Engineering can:

  • Define, model and analyse complex problems in electric power engineering, plan and perform studies or planning tasks, and make well-founded choices of relevant methods used to solve challenges in electric power technology in an independent and systematic way.
  • Register and critically evaluate available knowledge in issues related to electrical energy technology, and if necessary gather the relevant expertise.
  • Integrate new knowledge and at the same time assess its limitations, ambiguity and incompleteness.
  • Design and analyse individual components and systems related to the profound knowledge acquired by each candidate.
  • Work independently and in interdisciplinary groups. Collaborate effectively with specialists and, if necessary act on own initiative.
  • Perform an independent, limited research or development project in electrical energy technology under guidance and in accordance with current research ethical standards.
  • Renew oneself and adapt, including actively updating own competence through own initiative.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of new technologies in electrical energy technology.
  • Use their knowledge to plan and operate our present and future energy systems or individual components therein.
  • Understand the interaction between electrical energy technology and the energy system in general.

General competence

A Master of Science in Electric Power Engineering:

  • Can cooperate and contribute to interdisciplinary interaction.
  • Communicates effectively to professionals and non-specialists. This applies to dissemination of knowledge, description of tasks solved, assessments made and conclusions drawn. In particular, this includes the preparation of reports, scientific publications and presentations.
  • Has an international perspective on his or her profession and a capability for international orientation and interaction.
  • Can contribute to innovation and innovation processes.
  • Can evaluate and assess the technological, ethical and societal effects of projects and his or her own work, and takes responsibility for the work’s effect on sustainability and societal development.