Electrical Engineering - Master


The master programme in electrical engineering is suitable for students with the interest of electrical power systems and electrical energy sources, power electronics and electrical motor drives, and electrical engineering is a fast growing field with a lot of career opportunities.


Duration:2 Years
Location: Narvik
Credits (ECTS):120

Master of Science - Electrical Engineering / Sivilingeniør

Admission requirements:relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits mathematic/statistics topics and basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines.
Application deadline:Nordic applicants: 15 April
International applicants: 1 December
Application code:Nordic applicants: 4601; International applicants: 9005
How to Apply

Electrical Engineering deals about applied electrical technology. It is a complex and dynamic discipline ranging from microelectronics through electromagnetism to high-power technology, from development of tomorrow's information technology to automation and instrumentation of complex industrial processes. Electronic engineers have for decades revolutionized our ordinary day. The concept "high tech" is largely based on innovations in the field of electrical engineering. Within the range of this discipline, you have the opportunity to learn to master a diverse range of skills.

  • Renewable energy
  • Stability and reliability in power systems
  • Operation, control and economics in power systems
  • Power electronics and electric motor drives
  • Control theory

The Master program will provide you a solid understanding of areas such as computer engineering, signal processing, control engineering, power electronics, microprocessor technology and programming, mechatronics and electric motor drives and electromagnetism. You will also work in practical, industry-related project, which provides additional opportunity for academic study. Both the projects and the final thesis is usually performed in cooperation with companies. This gives you the unique opportunity to get in contact with a possible future employer.

You can find the Learning outcome description of this programme in study plan 2019.

relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 30 credits mathematic/statistics topics. The candidate should have basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines. Basic knowledge in power systems is also an advantage.

Knowledge in Physics (7,5 - 10 ects) on a higher level is recommended to be able to follow different courses on the master programme. Some of the courses in the bachelor programme have a certain amount of physics included and can be accepted.

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

- The application deadline for applicants outside the Nordic countries is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.

Most of the courses are based on lectures, self-study and exercises, individually or in groups. Exercises can be either voluntary or mandatory. There are several laboratory exercises included in projects. Please refer to the individual course descriptions for additional information.

To some extent there are also mandatory projects to be done. These are carried out by groups of students working out a final project report which is to be presented to a teacher, an examiner or fellow students. Topics for such a project may be based on laboratory experiments, relevant business issues or similar. Some courses are entirely based on projects with some guidance from teachers.

The final master thesis may be performed in close cooperation with relevant industry partners and/or on basis of existing R&D projects. The student work is normally done individually. During the work period there will be presentations and milestone status meetings.

Form of assessment

Throughout the program, various forms of evaluation are used for the different subjects, depending on the preferences of the teachers. In most cases a written exam provides the main evaluation. In addition to the written exams, mandatory assignments or projects (individually or in groups) will often be included in the final evaluation.

Portfolio assessment is used for some subjects, while others are evaluated on basis of the final report and maybe also a presentation. The master thesis is solely evaluated on the basis of a written final report. More information about the different courses is to be found in the course descriptions.

You can work in development, construction, research and project management within electronics, automation, telecommunication,environmental surveillance, data technology, electrical supply and instrumentation. Employers are often in the process industry and the power sector.

PhD students carry out their research work in the research group Electromechanical Systems.

The program qualifies students to take a PhD, and campus Narvik can offer such an education in collaboration with other universities in Norway and Sweden.

It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must in this case be made in accordance with the program leader.


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