Electronic Systems Design

Master’s degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Electronic Systems Design

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Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Matriculation ceremony

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

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be organised 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.

  Read about the Matriculation ceremony

Preparatory courses

We will have information meetings and preparatory courses for the 2-year masters programme. Language of instruction is Norwegian.

Recommended preparatory courses

The courses are not mandatory, but well worth considering.

Preparatory courses 2020

Information meeting

  • 9.00 – 11.00 in S6. Presentation of the department and the study programme.
  • 11.00 – 11.30: Baguette and soda outside S6

Information meetings for international students

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


Checklist and manage your stay

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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About the programme

This master program is aimed at students with a Bachelor degree in electronics, telecommunications, computer science, robotics, physics or equivalent. 

By choosing a 2-year master's programme in Electronic Systems Design, you will strengthen your professional expertise and gain access to a broader range, and more challenging jobs. You can specialize in fields that reach past areas usually associated with electronics.

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Dual degree in Electronic systems at NTNU and TU-BERLIN

The Dual Degree programme between NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, and TUB is a two-year Master's double degree. Students that successfully complete the programme will be awarded a Master Degree in Electronic Systems Design from NTNU and a Master Degree in Computer Engineering from TUB.

Up to five students from Electronic Systems Design will be able to participate in the programme each year.

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Program Prerequisites and Application procedures

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Programme components

The Master's programme in Electronic Systems Design is a two-year programme of study totalling 120 credits. You can choose from seven programme options:

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Job prospects

With an Electronic Systems Design degree you can work in many industries such as medicine, space technology, oil exploration, underwater technology, acoustics and microchip development. Many international companies have R & D departments in Norway because we educate highly skilled engineers in the field.

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Please contact the Department of Electronic Systems: E-mail

Or visit us on Campus Gløshaugen: Electro-Building B, 4th floor.

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Learning Outcome

Candidates from the programme Electronic Systems Design will be technological problem solvers with relevance to important social challenges. This means that they have the technology- and methodological expertise, and insight into selected current application areas and how electronic solutions are included in these applications.

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Programme facts


Degree: Master of Science in Engineering
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSELSYS
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English

City: Trondheim, Norway
Department: Department of Electronic Systems

How to apply

Master of Science

Master of Science

Please note that this international programme will award all students a degree in Master of Science, and students will not be awarded the title "Sivilingeniør".

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

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