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Electrical Engineering - Master


Duration:2 År
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master of Science in Electrical Engineering / 'Sivilingeniør'
Admission requirements:A relevant undergraduate Bachelor Engineering programme with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits hysics topics. Basic knowledge in power electronics and electrical machines i required.
Application deadline:Nordic applicants: April 15
International applicants: November 15
Application code:Nordic applicants: 4601; International applicants: 9005

Programme description

Electrical Engineering deals about applied electrical technology. It is a complex and dynamic discipline ranging from microelectronics through electromagnetism to high-power technology, from development of tomorrow's information technology to automation and instrumentation of complex industrial processes. Electronic engineers have for decades revolutionized our ordinary day. The concept "high tech" is largely based on innovations in the field of electrical engineering. Within the range of this discipline, you have the opportunity to learn to master a diverse range of skills.

The Master program will provide you a solid understanding of areas such as computer engineering, signal processing, control engineering, power electronics, microprocessor technology and programming, mechatronics and electric motor drives and electromagnetism. You will also work in practical, industry-related project, which provides additional opportunity for academic study. Both the projects and the final thesis is usually performed in cooperation with companies. This gives you the unique opportunity to get in contact with a possible future employer.

Programme structure

10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
1. sem. (autumn) ELE-3600 Power System Fundamentals - 10 stp. ELE-3606 Control Engineering - 10 stp. MAT-3800 Linear Algebra II - 5 stp. MAT-3801 Numerical Methods - 5 stp.
2. sem. (spring) ELE-3607 Power Electronics - 5 stp. ELE-3609 Signal Distribution and Transmission - 5 stp. ELE-3610 Power System Stability - 5 stp. ELE-3611 Programming - 5 stp. ELE-3612 Instrumentation and Measuring Systems - 5 stp. TEK-3501 Innovation and Economy - 5 stp.
3. sem. (autumn) ELE-3601 Renewable Energy - Generation and Conversion - 5 stp. ELE-3602 Power System Operation and Control - 5 stp. ELE-3603 Fundamentals of Programmable Controllers - 5 stp. ELE-3608 Advanced Electric Drives - 5 stp. TEK-3500 Innovation and Management - 5 stp.
4. sem. (spring) ELE-3900 Diploma Thesis - M-EL - 30 stp.

Learning outcomes

After completing the study program the candidate has the following learning outcome:


• has basic knowledge about economics and innovation, with special focus on creating an enterprise, developing concepts and protection of rights.

• knows the principles of electric power system and understands the limitations and bottlenecks in such a system. Key topics are renewable energy, stability of power systems and operation and control of power systems.

• has a thorough knowledge of electrical machines, their dynamics and choice of suitable converter types for motor drives. The candidate also knows about available measurement sensors and how these could be integrated in an advanced control system.

• has basic knowledge of computer architecture and programming.


• can use linear algebra and numerical methods as mathematical tools for analyzing physical processes and technical solutions.

• can combine power electronics, control engineering and electrical systems into advanced electric motor drives.

• can perform basic simulations and analyzes of power systems, in regards to load flow, stability, operating conditions or economic considerations.

• can use computers, microcontrollers or other types of microelectronics in order to control and monitor mechatronic systems.

• completes the study program through performing a larger diploma work of a six-month duration.

General competence:

• gains insight into new and innovative technologies and will be able to put these into a society perspective.

• gains insight into various aspects of future network systems, energy solutions and climate challenges.

• is able to combine energy systems with signal transfer and ICT solutions in an overall system with high flexibility.

Teaching and assessment

Refresher course:
In Week 33 a two-days refresher course in linear algebra is offered. In this course, central concepts and methods from previous linear algebra courses will be repeated. Experiences from previous years are that students who participate in this refresher course benefit greatly from this in SMN6190 Linear Algebra II.

All teaching on this program takes place in English.

Most of the courses are based on lectures, self-study and exercises, individually or in groups. Exercises can be either voluntary or mandatory. There are several laboratory exercises included in projects. Please refer to the individual course descriptions for additional information.

To some extent there are also mandatory projects to be done. These are carried out by groups of students working out a final project report which is to be presented to a teacher, an examiner or fellow students. Topics for such a project may be based on laboratory experiments, relevant business issues or similar. Some courses are entirely based on projects with some guidance from teachers.

The final master thesis may be performed in close cooperation with relevant industry partners and/or on basis of existing R&D projects. The student work is normally done individually. During the work period there will be presentations and milestone status meetings.

Form of assessment

Throughout the program, various forms of evaluation are used for the different subjects, depending on the preferences of the teachers. In most cases a written exam provides the main evaluation. In addition to the written exams, mandatory assignments or projects (individually or in groups) will often be included in the final evaluation.

Portfolio assessment is used for some subjects, while others are evaluated on basis of the final report and maybe also a presentation. The master thesis is solely evaluated on the basis of a written final report. More information about the different courses is to be found in the course descriptions.

Mandatory safety training in health, security and environment (HSE)

All students must complete mandatory safety training before they are allowed access and given permission to work in laboratories, workshops and the like. This also goes for participation in fieldwork/research cruises and similar. Please contact your immediate supervisor for list of mandatory courses.

Language of instruction


Exchange possibilities

It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must in this case be made in accordance with the program leader.

Job prospectives

You can work in development, construction, research, environmental surveillance, data technology, electrical supply and instrumentation. Employers are often in the process industry and the power sector.

With a growing focus on the development of sustainable and renewable energy production, electric energy will play a key role in many new energy-intensive areas of our society. We see it in transport, on land, sea and in the air as an exciting development area. The electrical engineer will play a central role in the renewable energy community of the future.

Access to further studies

The program qualifies students to take a PhD, and campus Narvik can offer such an education in collaboration with other universities in Norway and Sweden. PhD students carry out their research work in the research group Electromechanical Systems.