006 Electrical Power Engineering, bachelor


Electric power engineering concerns the production, transportation, distribution and consumption of electric energy. The study programme emphasizes the social optimization of electric energy.

The study programme is designed according to the General Plan for Engineering Education set by the Ministry of Education 3 February 2011. For students who were admitted to the study programme in 2011 or before, please refer to the study programme and curriculum for the relevant year.

The study programme may be subject to changes.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

General admission requirements + Physics 1 and Mathematics R1 + R2, or

1-year Preparatory Course for Engineering or

Applicants who have successfully completed the 2-year technical college programme (curriculum 1998-1999 or earlier) or

Applicants who have successfully completed a technical college programme (pursuant to the Act Relating to Tertiary Vocational Education of 2003) - they must be able to document knowledge equivalent to R1 + R2 and Physics 1.

Three-semester arrangement (TRES)

The “three-semester arrangement” (TRES) allows admission to engineering programmes for applicants who fulfill general admission requirements / prior experiential learning, but who lack the special admission requirements for mathematics and / or physics.

Aim of the Programme

The study programme presents a broad introduction to topics in electric power engineering. Secure energy supply is the backbone of a high-tech society. The electric power engineer takes part in this important work at all levels by using structured working methods, computer tools and measuring instruments.

Electric power engineers are especially qualified for work in the areas of energy supply, electrical contracting, electrical engineering industry and suppliers to these.

The successful candidate may also apply for admission to Master’s degree programmes; however, he/she should select Mathematics III as an elective course.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has successfully completed the 3-year Bachelor’s degree programme in Electric Power Engineering will have achieved the following overall learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and overall competence:


The candidate:

LU-EK-K-1: Has extensive knowledge that provides an overall systems perspective of engineering in general, with specialization in electric power. The candidate has knowledge of electric and magnetic fields, and broad knowledge of electrical components, circuits and systems.

LU-EK-K-2: Has basic knowledge of mathematics, natural sciences - including electro-magnetism - and relevant social sciences subjects and economics, and how these can be integrated into problem solving within the field of electric power engineering.

LU-EK-K-3: Has knowledge of engineering’s history and development with an emphasis on electric power engineering, the engineer’s role in society and the consequences of the development and use of technology.

LU-EK-K-4: Is aware of research and development within their own discipline, as well as relevant methods and ways of working within the subject of electric power.

LU-EK-K-5: Is able to update his/her knowledge within the field of electric power engineering through information gathering, contact with specialists within the field and practical experience.


The candidate:

LU-EK-F-1: Is able to apply knowledge and relevant results from research and development to address theoretical, technical and practical problems in the field of electric power, and is able to justify his/her choices.

LU-EK-F-2: Has digital skills within the field of engineering, is able to work in laboratories specific to the field, and is able to master methods of measurement, troubleshooting methodology, and the use of appropriate instruments and software, as a basis for targeted and innovative work.

LU-EK-F-3: Is able to identify, plan and carry out professional engineering projects, assignments, tests and experiments, both independently and in teams.

LU-EK-F-4: Is able to find, evaluate, use and refer to information and technical material and present it so that it sheds light on an issue.

LU-EK-F-5: Is able to contribute to creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship through participation in the development, quality assurance and implementation of sustainable and socially beneficial products, systems and solutions.

General competence

The candidate:

LU-EK-G-1: Has knowledge of environmental, health, social and economic impacts of products and solutions within the field from an ethical viewpoint and in relation to the long-term perspective.

LU-EK-G-2: Is able to communicate knowledge of the subject of electric power to different kinds of audiences, orally and in writing, in Norwegian and English, and is able to demonstrate the importance and benefits of electric power engineering.

LU-EK-G-3: Has knowledge of low and high voltage environments in relation to the current regulations.

LU-EK-G-4: Is able to contribute to the development of good practices by participating in discussions in the field and sharing his/her knowledge and experiences with others.

Curriculum and structure

Obligatory Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
PRG106 Prosject Methodology, ICT and Economics 10.00 O 10          
EK4312 Electrical Safety 10.00 O       10    
EK4212 Electrical System Instrumentation
Technology for electrical power
10.00 O       10    
Total: 30 30 30 30 20 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Electives 5th semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
EK5412 Høgspenningsteknikk 10.00 V         10  
FB5112 Student Enterprise 20.00 V           20
Total: 0 0 0 0 40 20
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course


Students who wish to take the course FB5112 Student Business Venture must first complete the course FBV5312 Entrepreneurship.

FBV5006 Mathematics III is recommended for students wishing to take a Master’s degree in engineering subjects.

Students can apply to have other courses approved as replacements for elective courses at Telemark University College’s and other higher education institutions.


The study programme’s course descriptions include learning outcomes, detailed topics, teaching methods, assessment and learning materials.

The curriculum is based on the distribution of courses pursuant to requirements of the Regulations for the National Curriculum of Engineering FOR 2011-02-03.


Students who choose the option of taking the Student Business Venture course must take the course Entrepreneurship in the 5th semester.

Mathematics III is required for students who wish to seek admission to Master’s degree programmes in engineering.

Students who have taken other courses at Telemark University College and other institutions may apply to have them approved as replacements for elective subjects. It is important that the selected elective subjects meet the learning outcomes of the study programme.

All the elective courses are given on condition that at least 10 students have registered for the course.

The Bachelor’s dissertation should be based on real social and business issues or research. In other words, it should be linked to business activities in the private or public sector, research activities of the college, or other aspects of an engineer’s work.


The Faculty of Technology emphasizes the candidate’s opportunities for completing parts of their studies abroad and they endeavour to develop professionally relevant and qualitatively effective learning arenas. Engineering studies offer a comprehensive programme for international activities. Apart from teacher exchanges, research and cooperation with regard to the development of modules and curricula, the faculty offers a student exchange programme for students who wish to pursue part of their regular Bachelor’s degree abroad. The student exchange agreements are linked to international networks and bilateral agreements. Exchange agreements have been established with colleges and universities in Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, United States, China, Nepal and Sri-Lanka. Students enrolled on Bachelor’s degree programmes in engineering may enter into agreements with foreign universities for one or two semesters.

It is recommended that students schedule their period of study abroad in the 4th and/or 5th semester.

Students wishing to take part of their education abroad must have completed one year of higher education, have made good progress in their studies and achieved an average grade equivalent to C or better.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Various teaching methods are used in the instruction: classroom teaching, laboratory instruction, and the use of computer tools. The Bachelor’s degree programme at the Faculty of Technology is project-oriented in that many of the courses are conducted as projects. This pedagogical method gives students greater responsibility for their own learning as well as experience with problem analysis, seeking information and problem solving. Work is done in groups, often in close cooperation with local businesses.

The study programme also includes field trips to local industrial facilities. Guest lecturers from business and industry are invited to deliver lectures.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Unni Stamland Kaasin <Unni.S.KaasinSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 15/12/2014