Electrical Power Engineering

Electrical Power Engineering

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: On Campus
  • Application code: Non-EU 7149 and EU/EEA 7140
  • Study level: Master's degree
  • Credits: 120
  • Closing dates: Expired
  • Start up: Autumn 2023
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Semesters: 4


This master program entitles you to use the protected title “Sivilingeniør”»

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 programme coordinator 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”.

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.

Get international experience

You can take parts of Electrical Power Engineering abroad. Studying or taking an internship abroad can give you the opportunity to expand your international competence, language skills, personal qualities and adaptability. It can also make you more attractive in the job market. We have agreements with foreign universities, colleges and internships adapted to your studies.

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 describe 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.

Study plan for 2023 autumn

Admission requirements

This programme requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Power Engineering (related programmes may also be accepted). In addition you must have passed the following:

  • At least 25 ECTS in mathematics and 5 ECTS in statistics
  • A bachelor course in Electrical Circuits or equivalent at minimum 10 ECTS credits
  • A bachelor course in Control Engineering or equivalent at minimum 5 ECTS credits
  • A bachelor course in Electrical Machines/Power Systems or equivalent at minimum 10 ECTS credits

You must also fulfil the English requirements, and have 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.

Export control

This programme may be covered by the regulations on export control. Export controls are applied to countries where there is suspicion about development and use of weapons of mass destruction. USN may therefore decide to conduct a specific evaluation of these applicants. As it is under discussion, we do not have more information at present.


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