Electrical Power Engineering (Master level)

Porsgrunn - Full time

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 facts

  • Progression of study: Full time
  • Campus: Porsgrunn
  • Teaching model: Campus
  • Charge: No tuition fee.
  • Study level: Exchange programmes, master level
  • Credits: 60
  • Closing dates: 15.04.2023
  • Start up: Autumn 2023
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Semesters: 2
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Why study Electrical Power Engineering?

Sustainable energy use in the future requires greater focus on electrical systems as energy carriers. Our master programme 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.

Study Plan

A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.

Latest published study plan for electrical power engineering (master level)

Admission requirements

The admission requirement is a Bachelor Degree relevant for the programme you wish to apply for. The Transcript of Records for the completed bachelor should be uploaded in the application process. 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. Applicants should have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system.

Academic background: 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.

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Expected progress of study. Full time is programmes with full progress of study (60 ECTS credits per academic year, 30 ECTS credits per semester). Part time is programmes with less than full progress of study (less than 60 ECTS credits per academic year, or less than 30 ECTS credits per semester).

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