Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering

Do you want to explore the technology behind sustainable energy solutions, as well as how to regulate energy supply that is based on hydro power? Become an expert in hydro power and power supply!

Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Spring: October 15
Credits
30 ECTS
Bachelor level
Start up
Spring 2020

Why study Electrical Power Engineering?

Sustainable energy use in the future requires greater focus on electrical systems as energy carriers. Our master program is anchored in hydro power, which is the most effective form of renewable energy.

Hydro power is also easy to regulate, which means that the social value of hydro power is higher than that of many other power sources.

Where can I work?

As an Electrical Power Engineer, you can work in power production, power transmission and distribution, larger industrial enterprises, supply industry for electric equipment and in consulting engineering.

What you will learn

The subjects in this exchange programme will provide a solid base on how electrical power systems are constructed and operated. The necessary design requirements for equipment and quality control (voltage quality) of the general energy supply are included in the studies.

Central topics of the programme deal with control technology to ensure safe operations of a power system and to deliver the required quality of power supply. The academic content is balanced to allow the candidates to work on both operating and rehabilitating/renewing existing systems, as well as developing Smart Grid and similar solutions so that business can run in a “socially responsible way”.

Why study at USN

We offer a Electrical Power Engineering study that is unique in the way that it is aimed at system operators with a deep understanding of the physics of the components in a power system and its operational control.

The local business community will be involved throughout this programme, from guest speakers from our partnering institutions to visiting with relevant companies in the community.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Target groups are third year bachelor students in computer engineering or related fields.

Please note:

  • Some engineering courses might have special prerequisites. Please make sure that you check the course descriptions and fulfil the given prerequisites before you apply for admission. 
  • Students can only choose modules from one campus.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

Study facts


Full time – Porsgrunn

 

Bli student
STUDENT AT USN
Practical information you need for being a student at USN
studentbolig
STUDENT HOUSING
The Student Welfare Organization offers housing to our students
Våre campus
CAMPUSES
Find out about our campuses
FAQ. Icon.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Almost everything you need to know about being a student at USN