General admission criteria to master’s programmes are given in Regulations concerning Requirements for the Master’s Degrees, established by the Ministry of Education and Research. The general requirement is completed bachelor’s degree, cand.mag.-degree, or other degree or vocational education with a scope of minimum 3 years’ duration.
Further regulations concerning admission are given in Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder.
Adopted by the Academic Affairs Committee 6 October 2017. Revised by the Academic Affairs Committee 5 December 2018 and by the head of the Academic Affairs Committee by authority 16 November 2020..
1. Academic basis The academic basis is a completed and passed three-year Bachelor’s programme in Engineering, based on the National Curriculum, within the fields of mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or renewable energy. For applicants with a background in renewable energy, the academic basis must include at least 5 credits in electric circuits and 5 credits in automatic control engineering. Furthermore, the following requirements, that partly go beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum, have to be met:
At least 25 credits in relevant mathematics
At least 5 credits in statistics
At least 7,5 credits in physics
The requirement that there be a relevant basis in mathematics is satisfied through mathematics equivalent to obligatory mathematics and the elective course Mathematics 3 within UiA’s engineering programmes.
Applicants with an equivalent education within technology and science, and who meet the requirements above, may also be admitted to the programme.
2. Minimum grade requirements A weighted, average grade of C or better is required, see Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder, § 24. The grade requirement is calculated from all the grades included in the bachelor’s degree.
3. Ranking of applicants Weighted grade average is calculated from all the grades included in the bachelor’s degree. Ranking of applicants is done according to Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder § 25.
4. Conditional offer of admission Conditional offer of admission may be given to applicants who lacks no more than 15 credits of the admission requirements apart from their major subject if the criteria stated in the Regulations concerning admission to programmes and courses at the University of Agder § 26 are met.