autumn 2022
SIK-2012 Electric Power Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure - 10 ECTS

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Type of course

Can be taken as a singular course

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + Matematikk R1 (or Matematikk S1 og S2) and R2 and Fysikk 1.

Application code 9391

Course content

The course introduces the electric power transmission and distribution. Content consists of four modules. First module discusses the mechanical and electric properties of common materials used in the energy industries. The second module contains the analysis of power transmission, power loss control and distribution optimization. The third module discusses the reliability and safety control on the power system, the EMC issue in the power supply, the environmental pollution from the power transmission. The last module discusses the harsh weather challenges on the energy distribution and the measurement approaches on the power distribution.

Objectives of the course


On completion of the course, the student has broad knowledge and understanding of: 

  • the characteristics of the material for power distribution from microscopic to macroscopic perspective.  
  • the principle of transformation, transmission and distribution of the electric power. 
  • methods of accessing and controlling on power loss and understand the approaches to optimize power distribution. 
  • models of environmental impact assessment of the power transmission, and methods of disposal and prevention of electric and electronic waste. 


On completion of the course, the student is able to: 

  • control and optimize the power transmission operation quantitatively and qualitatively.  
  • implement counter-measurement to mitigate the environmental impact due to operation of power distribution.  

General competence 

On completion of the course, the student has the following general competence.   

  • enhance the ability to work independently and in groups. 
  • develop engineering system in a systematic and comprehensive approach. 
  • improve the capacity to connect theoretical knowledge with the real industrial practices.  

Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

36 hours lectures and 12 hours exercises


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
School exam 14.12.2022 09:00 4 Hours A–E, fail F

Work requirement

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
Compulsory exercises Approved/ Not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

Five compulsory exercises, of which at least four exercises must be submitted and approved.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: SIK-2012
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