Electronics and Telecommunication

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim–Gjøvik

Electronics and Telecommunication

About Electronics and Telecommunication

About Electronics and Telecommunication

The PhD programme in Electronics and Telecommunications is intended for students who want to do research on today’s and tomorrow’s advanced electronic systems, and contribute to the implementation of among other things IoT, artificial intelligence, energy-efficient electronics, as well as the medical technology of the future. Electronic systems have a very important function in our society and with a doctoral degree in electronics and telecommunications, you will be able to contribute to solving important social challenges and to the development of a sustainable society.

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


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.

Job prospects

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

Programme components

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.


Facts (PHET)


Degree: PhD
Programme code: PHET
Duration: 3 years

Campus: Trondheim and Gjøvik
Application deadline: Continuous

Department of Electronic Systems, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering



Administrative contact:
Nina Lundberg

Academic contact:

Thomas Tybell

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