Electric Power Engineering

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

– Would you like to participate in creating sustainable and flexible energy solutions?

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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

Electric Power Engineering

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. More about the PhD programme.

Apply for admission

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. How to apply and details of admission requirements.

Career opportunities

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. What can you work with?

Structure of the programme​​​​​​​

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. How the programme is structured.


Facts (PHELKT)


Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHELKT
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Electric Power Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

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Many students do not realize that a doctoral position is paid work ​​​​​​​

It's really like a regular job, says fellow Kasper. – In addition, you have a lot of freedom, also to try and fail!

Kasper E. Thorvaldsen,
​​​​​​​PhD fellow

Read more about the students own experiences



Administrative contact:
Åshild Undlien Meistad (IEL)
Anne Danielsen (Faculty)

Academic contact:
Olav Bjarne Fosso

For existing PhD candidates

For existing PhD candidates

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