Bachelor's Degree Programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering Programme description

Programme name, Norwegian
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - elektronikk og informasjonsteknologi
Valid from
2022 FALL
ECTS credits
180 ECTS credits
6 semesters
Here you can find an example schedule for first year students.
Programme history


This programme description was prepared by OsloMet pursuant to the National Curriculum Regulations for Engineering Education, adopted by the Ministry of Education on 18 Mai 2018.

The Norwegian Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, which was adopted by the Ministry of Education and Research on 20 March 2009 and 15 December 2011, provides an overview of the overall learning outcomes defined in terms of the knowledge, skills and general competence candidates are expected to have achieved on completion degree programme. The learning outcomes described in the programme description have been prepared in accordance with the National Curriculum Regulations and the Qualifications Framework.

The tuition is research-based and is revised annually to be able to meet businesses and the labour market’s expectations of a newly graduated engineer.

Students on the programme can choose between the following programme options:

  • Automation (Technical Cybernetics)
  • Medical Technology

The programme options provide the students with relevant technical qualifications in basic engineering subjects, courses related to the individual options, and technology.

The programme provides opportunities for interesting jobs in both private and public enterprises, both in Norway and abroad. Examples include the development, maintenance and sale of control and monitoring systems, and medical equipment, which is essential in industry and in the health service.

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is a three-year full-time study programme, and candidates who have earned 180 credits will be awarded the degree Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Target group

The programme is aimed at applicants who have a background in natural science and wish to take higher education in electronic engineering and information technology. Applicants without a natural science background can apply for admission to the OsloMet’s introductory course or three-semester scheme to qualify for the engineering programmes. See OsloMet's website www.oslomet.no.

Admission requirements

The Higher Education Entrance Qualification/prior learning and work experience and Mathematics R1+R2 and Physics 1. An introductory course or qualifications from a technical college under previous systems are sufficient to meet the qualification requirements. Applicants with qualifications from a technical college pursuant to the Act relating to Tertiary Vocational Education (2003) only need to take Mathematics R1+R2 and Physics 1.

Reference is made to the Regulations concerning Admission to Higher Education,https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2017-01-06-13

Learning outcomes

After completing and passing the three-year bachelor’s degree programme in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the candidate is expected to have achieved the following overall learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge The candidate:

  • has broad knowledge of overall system perspective in the discipline of engineering in general, with a specialisation in electronic engineering and information technology. The candidate has knowledge of electrical and magnetic fields, and broad knowledge of electrical components, circuits and systems
  • has basic knowledge of mathematics and natural science – including electromagnetism – and relevant social science and economics subjects, and how to use them in problem solving in electronic engineering and information technology
  • has knowledge of technological history and developments with the emphasis on electrical technology, the role of engineers in society, consequences of developments in and the use of technology
  • is familiar with research and development work in their own field and with relevant methodology and work methods in the field of electronic engineering and information technology
  • is capable of updating their knowledge in the field by collecting information and through contact with professional environments and practical work

Skills The candidate:

  • is capable of applying knowledge and relevant results from research and development work to solve theoretical, technical and practical electronic engineering and information technology problems and of making well founded choices
  • has competence in digital engineering, is capable of working in relevant laboratories/fields and masters measurement and troubleshooting methods, the use of relevant instruments and the use of software for targeted and innovative work
  • is capable of identifying, planning and carrying out engineering projects, assignments, tests and experiments both independently and as part of a team
  • is capable of finding, evaluating, using, and referring to information and relevant material and presenting it in a manner that sheds light on an issue
  • is capable of contributing to new ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship through participation in the development, quality assurance and realisation of sustainable products, systems, and solutions that benefit society

General competence The candidate:

  • is capable of communicating knowledge about electronic engineering and information technology to different target groups both orally and in writing, and has the ability to illustrate the importance and impacts of electronic engineering and information technology
  • is capable of reflecting on their own professional practice, including in teams and interdisciplinary contexts, and is able to adapt professional practice to the work situation
  • is capable of contributing to the development of good practice by participating in professional discussions in the field and by sharing knowledge and experience with others

Content and structure

The same courses are taught in all programme options the first two semesters. Students make their choice of programme option before the third semester. The number of credits passed and grades from the first year of the programme may form the basis for placement on a programme option if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity. A programme option will not start up if there are not enough applicants.

The respective course descriptions (in section 11) give more detailed information about work methods, coursework requirements, reading lists, assessment and exam aids. Teaching plans for each individual course will be published at the start of the semester. They contain detailed reading lists, a progress schedules, detailed information about planned exercises, and required coursework with pertaining deadlines.

The programme comprises the following courses, cf. the National Curriculum Regulations:

Common courses, 30 credits – basic mathematics, systems perspectives on engineering and an introduction to professional engineering practice and work methods. The common courses are common to all study programmes.

Programme courses, 50-70 credits – technical subjects, natural science subjects and social science subjects. Programme courses are common to all programme options in a study programme.

Technical specialisation courses, 50-70 credits –provide a clear specialisation in the student’s engineering field and that are based on programme courses and common courses.

Elective courses, 30 credits –provide breadth or depth in the professional specialisation.

Students who have either failed (F) or had valid grounds for absence (medical certificate) at an earlier ordinary exam in an elective course and who wish to retake the course as part of their bachelor’s degree the next year are guaranteed a place on the course (provided that the course is available). They must contact the Section for Academic Affairs before the semester registration starts to be guaranteed a place.

Elective courses 2022-2023

5. semester

Elective courses are available in the fifth semester (selected in the fourth semester). Start-up is dependent on a sufficient number of students registering for a course.

Medical Technology

5. semester

ELVE3610 Robotics

MEK3100 Programming 2

TKDF1000 Interdiscplinary Project Work (this course is given 2022/23)

DAVE3625 Introduction to til Artificial Intelligence

DAVE3700 Mathematics 3000

DAVE3710 Academic English

6. semester

DAVE3705 Mathematics 4000 (*)



5. semester

ELVE3610 Robotics

TKDF1000 Interdiscplinary Project Work (this course is not given 2022/23)

DAVE3625 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence  

DAVE3700 Mathematics 3000

DAVE3710 Academic Engelsk

6. semester

DAVE3705 Mathematics 4000 (*)


(*) Emnet arrangeres om våren og det legges derfor ikke opp til at studenter fra studieprogrammet elektronikk og IT skal ta dette emnet ved normert studieløp. Studenter ved studieprogrammet har like fullt tilgang til å melde seg på emnet, og hvis man får gjennomført emnet kan det godkjennes som valgemne i graden.

Optional course Spans multiple semesters

1st year of study

1. semester

2. semester

2nd year of study

Studieretn: Automatisering

3. semester

Studieretn: Medisinsk teknologi

3rd year of study

Studieretn: Automatisering

5. semester
6. semester

Studieretn: Medisinsk teknologi

5. semester
6. semester

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, exercises, laboratory work, supervision and other teaching methods will be emphasised to a varying extent in the different courses.

Project work is an important component of many of the courses. Emphasis will be placed on the students learning to cooperate in groups.


The engineering programme is adapted for internationalisation in that the students can take courses abroad, mainly from the fourth semester. See https://student.oslomet.no/retningslinjer-sensorer

In addition, OsloMet collaborates with institutions in several European countries on an English-language course called European Project Semester (EPS). It is worth 30 credits and is mainly intended for incoming exchange students, but can also be relevant for OsloMet’s own third-year students in the sixth semester. Admission to the course is based on individual application.

Engineering is an international field. Much of the course literature is in English, and several of the systems and work tools use English as their working language. Some of the teaching may be in English. The individual course descriptions will state which courses this concerns. These courses will give the students good experience and knowledge of English engineering terminology.

Work requirements

Required coursework means compulsory assignments/activities that must be approved by a given deadline in order for students to be able to sit the exam. Coursework can be written work, project work, oral presentations, lab courses, compulsory attendance at lectures etc. Required coursework can be done individually or in groups.

The required coursework is intended to ensure the students’ progress and development and that they participate in necessary elements of the programme. Coursework requirements can also be set to ensure that students achieve a learning outcome that cannot be tested in an exam.

Previously approved coursework can be valid for two years after it is approved, provided that the course has not changed.

Required coursework is assessed as ‘approved’ or ‘not approved’.

The coursework requirements for each course are described in the course description. The number and type of coursework requirements, the rules for meeting the coursework requirements, deadlines and other details are set out in the course descriptions and teaching plans that are announced at the start of the semester.

Not approved coursework

Valid absence documented by, for example, a medical certificate does not exempt students from meeting the coursework requirements. Students who have valid grounds for absence, or who have submitted coursework that is not approved, should as far as possible be given a new chance to resubmit it before the exam. This must be agreed with the lecturer in question on a case-to-case basis. If another attempt at meeting a coursework requirement is not possible because of the nature of the subject/course, the student must be prepared to meet the coursework requirement on the next possible occasion. This can result in delayed progress in the programme.


The examination regulations are specified in the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges and the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at OsloMet. See OsloMet’s website www.oslomet.no

Oral and practical exams are assessed by two examiners, as these forms of exams cannot be appealed. Formal errors can nonetheless be appealed.

One overall grade is given for the portfolio.

It is only possible to appeal the exam result for the portfolio assessment as a whole. Any information provided about weighting is only considered additional information in relation to the final grade. If parts of the portfolio contain elements such as an oral presentation, practical assignments etc., the exam result cannot be appealed. The rules concerning right of appeal are described in each individual course description.

Exams that are only assessed by internal examiners shall be regularly selected for external assessment.


The grades pass/fail or a grade scale with grades from A to E for pass and F for fail are used for exam grades.

Prerequisite knowledge and study progress

Prerequisite knowledge is described in the course descriptions.

Even if no specific requirements for prior knowledge are defined, the students should take courses worth at least 50 credits each year to be able to complete the programme within the nominal length of study.

  • From the first to the second year of the programme – courses worth 50 credits should be completed
  • From the first and second years to the third year of the programme – courses worth 100 credits should be completed

Students must be registered in the third year and have completed at least 100 credits from the first and second years of the programme by 1 October before they can be assigned a topic for their bachelor’s thesis.

Programme supervisor scheme

Programme supervision is part of the quality assurance of each individual study programme. A programme supervisor is not an examiner, but someone who supervises the quality of the study programmes. All study programmes at OsloMet shall be supervised by a programme supervisor, but there is leeway to practise the system in different ways. Reference is made to the Guidelines for Appointment and Use of Examiners at OsloMet: https://student.oslomet.no/retningslinjer-sensorer


Rescheduled/resit exams

Students must register for resit/rescheduled exams themselves. Resits/rescheduled exams are normally organised together early in the following semester. Resit exams are for students who have taken the exam and failed. Rescheduled exams are for students who did not take the regular exam. The conditions for taking resit/rescheduled exams are set out in the Regulations relating to Studies and Examinations at OsloMet.


The final assessment for each course will be included on the diploma for the Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and the title of the bachelor’s thesis shall be stated.

Other information

The purpose of OsloMet’s quality assurance system is to improve the students’ learning outcomes and development by raising quality at all levels. OsloMet wishes to cooperate with the students, and their participation in the quality assurance work is crucial. The overriding goals for the quality assurance system include:

  • to ensure a high level of quality in educational activities, including practical training and the learning and study environment
  • to ensure that the study programmes are relevant to the professional fields
  • to ensure that the quality continues to improve

For the students, this entails, among other things, student evaluations:

  • course evaluations
  • annual student surveys for all of OsloMet

More information about the quality assurance system is available here: https://student.oslomet.no/regelverk#etablering-studium-evaluering-kvalitetssystem