Electric Power Engineering

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

– About the programme

About Electric Power Engineering

The PhD programme in Electric Power Engineering is standardized to 180 ECTS credits (3 years). The final plan for the PhD programme is designed jointly by the candidate, the main supervisor and the Department of Electric Power Engineering.

Academically, the doctoral programme is linked to the Department of Electric Power Engineering (IEL) and 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?

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.


Why take a PhD in Electric Power Engineering

Taking a PhD provides a unique opportunity for in-dept study and academic specialization and you will have the opportunity of doing research within a broad field of study where potentially many areas of application exist.


Independent work

The most important component of the PhD education is an independent work within research or artistic development work that is carried out ender active supervision. Annual progress reports, as well as a midway assessment must be submitted. The midway assessment is compulsory for all candidates after half the agreement period to ensure that the progress and supervision are satisfactory. The departments are in charge of the assessment.


Requirements regarding stay at the unit (residence duty)

Candidates with external funding or an external place of work are required to stay in a suitable and relevant academic environment at NTNU for a total period of one year or more of the PhD education. The faculty has to make sure that each individual PhD candidate is able to acquire the total learning outcome in the form of knowledge, skills and general competence as describe for the third cycle in the national qualifications framework (page 40). The residence duty may be fulfilled as one continuous period or several periods. The residence duty may be reduced if the candidate will be affiliated with other strong research environments.