Electric Power Engineering

Electric Power Engineering

PhD programme (doctoral education)

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About Information Electric Power Engineering

The PhD programme in Electric Power Engineering is intended for students who want to do research on developing technology for the generation of electric energy from renewable sources of energy. You may be able to contribute to finding solutions for the power networks of the future that are of high relevance to society, and to meet industrial needs and global challenges. You will be able to benefit from a broad spectre of research specializations, offered by a large and research-intensive faculty that also gives access to international research.

A broad spectre of research specializations is available, offered by a large and research-intensive faculty that also gives access to international research.

Academically, the programme of study is linked to the field of electric power engineering, but may also include interdisciplinary fields of research where the main profile is within electric power engineering.

The doctoral programme covers the broad interdisciplinary aspects of electric power engineering: energy conversion, the transfer and use of electric energy, as well as techno-economic matters. Do you want to participate in the development of solutions for smart energy systems that make it possible to integrate renewable and distributed sources of energy, as well as the electrification of transport?

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The PhD programme is a three-year programme that is normally based on a five-year master’s degree or some other equal education. The programme consists of a coursework section of 30 ECTS credits and a doctoral thesis. 

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The PhD education is the highest level of education in Norway. A doctoral degree in Electric Power Engineering gives innumerable exciting career path opportunities in academia, business and industry and the public sector.

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The conditions for admission to a PhD programme are that funding is in place and that a five-year higher education programme, or some other equal education, has been successfully completed. The grade requirement is B or better from master’s programmes and C or better from bachelor’s programmes. 

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If you have any questions about PhD studies, please get in touch with our counselors. They can answer academic and administrative questions about the PhD studies.

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