Electric Power Engineering

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim

Electric Power Engineering

– Job prospects

IE - KRYSSPUBLISERT! A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A PhD is the highest level of formal education in Norway

A doctoral degree from NTNU qualifies for leading positions in business and industry, public administration, higher education and research.

Surveys show that persons with a doctoral degree have a very high degree of employment. Academia is often considered the most usual career path for persons holding a doctoral degree. However, a substantial part of our doctors obtain leading positions in the private sector.

Job prospects


Job opportunities

On successful completion of your doctoral degree, you may obtain leading positions in the private and public sectors. Also, there is a great number of available positions at universities and research institutions.

Electric power engineering is on the interface between many different fields of research. The education is relevant to a number of different areas, such as component development within power electronics, cables, transformers and energy converters.

The following are some examples of application: offshore wind power, and energy supply to and electrification of the petroleum industry. Many candidates choose to stay in academia as post-doctors, researchers, associated professors and professors in the longer term.


How to qualify for a further academic career

A doctoral degree is research education. Through this education you will learn how to conduct independent research of a high international standard. You will be qualified for research within electric power engineering.

You will be qualified for research within Electric Power Engineering.