Electrical Technology

The diploma program is 90 ECTS credits and is operated solely as distance learning. The planned duration of study is 3 years alongside work, but by concentrating on full study activity the program can be completed in 1 1/2 years.

Language of instruction: Icelandic


Electrical Technology is a practically orientated diploma program at the post secondary level, rooted in the industry. The students´ project work plays a large role in their studies and most of the teachers have a background of practical experience.

The main subjects are in electricity, computer science and operations, combined with a practical final project.


Prospective students must have completed a Journeyman's Examination in that particular field. Additional requirements are 20 FEIN credits in languages (Icelandic, English, and Danish) and 20 FEIN credits in science (math, physics, and chemistry). Applicants with a Matriculation examination from an Icelandic secondary school fulfill these language and science requirements.

To fulfill these academic requirements, students can attend preparatory courses at Reykjavik University's Preliminary Studies, which are specifically designed for Technology students and are taken as distance learning alongside the Technology program.

Courses taught in the Electrical Technology Program   (90 ECTS)

Course Catalogue in Electrical Technology

Learning Outcomes in Electrical Technology

RI TEI 1003 Computer Aided Drawing
RI RAF 1003 Electric Circuits
AI REH 1003 Financial Accounting
RI REI 1003 Electronics
RI RFR 1003 Electrical Machines and Power Networks
AI STJ 1003 Management, didactics and Safety
RI STA 1003 Digital Technology
RI PLC 1003 Programmable Controllers
RI LÝR 1003 Lighting and Regulations
RI PLC 2003 PLC Control and Process Instrumentation II
RI RLH 1003 El-design
RI REK 1003 Feedback Control Systems
RI LOK 1006 Final Project


In industry, Electrical Technicians work on a variety of tasks such as supervision, production management, operation and administration of enterprises in the field of electrical engineering, and electrical installation design. In addition they design controls for factory equipment, power stations and ships.

To be certified as an Electrical Technician, students must have a Journeyman's Certificate in the field, which will then grant them a Master Craftsmanship Diploma.

Electrical Technicians can go on to complete a 30 ECTS Diploma in Technology - Business Administration.

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