Master of Science, Electrical Power Engineering

Master of Science, 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!

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Study level
Closing dates
EU/EEA: 1st of March
Others: 1st of December
Start up
Autumn 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.

Considerable challenges have arisen in the further development of the power grid in Norway and elsewhere through the introduction of unregulated energy production, such as small-scale production of hydro, wind and solar power.

Semester exchange to USN

Within this programme there are several exchange opportunities for students from partner universities. Please contact our program administrator for details and course lists. Application deadline is April 15 for autumn semester and October 15 for spring semester for exchange.

Where can I work?

With a master’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering, you can work in power production, power transmission and distribution, larger industrial enterprises, supply industry for electric equipment and in consulting engineering.

Working with the local business community

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.

What you will learn

The subjects in this master’s 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”.

Gain international experience

You can take parts of the Master of Science - Electrical Power Engineering Program abroad. Taking part of the degree programme abroad will give you the opportunity to broaden your international competency and adaptability, which will make you even more attractive to prospective employers. USN offers exchange programs with Universities all over the world.

Further studies

Would you like to continue your studies within electrical engineering? With a master ’s degree in Electrical Power Engineering, you are also qualified for teaching as well as PhD-studies in Norway and abroad.

Admission requirements

The target group for the Master of Electrical Power Engineering is candidates with a Bachelor degree in Electrical Power Engineering. Applicants with other Bachelor engineering degrees can also qualify given that they have at least passed the following subjects:

  • Electrical Circuits or equivalent, min. 10 ECTS
  • Control Engineering or equivalent, min. 5 ECTS
  • Electrical Machines/Power Systems or equivalent, min. 10 ECTS
  • Mathematics III or equivalent, min. 10 ECTS

You must also fulfil the:

  • English requirements
  • A cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system (we do the grade conversion)

Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.

Please note that the admission requirements for this master program have been changed from the previous admissions in 2018.

Study facts

Full time – Porsgrunn


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