Electronics and Telecommunication

PhD programme (doctoral education), Trondheim–Gjøvik

Electronics and Telecommunication

– Would you like to do research on energy-saving and storage capacity?

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  • PhD

  • Full-time
  • Open-ended Application deadline

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. 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 Electronics and Telecommunications 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 (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

Intervju med en stipendiat


Returned to NTNU from consulting job to get a PhD

It was valuable to return to academia with a slightly different perspective from working in business.

Silje Fuglerud,
​​​​​​​PhD fellow

Read more about the students own experiences



Administrative contact:
Nina Lundberg (IES)
Anne Danielsen (Faculty)

Academic contact:

Thomas Tybell

For existing PhD candidates

For existing PhD candidates

Learn how to complete a doctoral degree in:

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