Student at REALTEK

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  • The study advisors at REALTEK can help you with questions about your courses, study plan or personal circumstances that are affecting your studies.

    We offer drop-in sessions on campus at TF3-105b or digitally in Zoom.

    Please see the table below for the roster of when and where we are available.

    Useful pages

    Differing opening hours

    Week 40 - Autumn break closed

    Week 51 - Reduced opening hours due to exams

    Week 52 - Christmas holiday closed

    Week 1 - Closed

    Week 8 - Reduced opening hours due to winter holiday

    Week 13 - Cosed due to easter holidays, including April 1st in week 14.

    On-campus and digital advising:

    Schedule for week: 17

    DayTimeStudy AdviserLocation
    Monday 12:15-15:00Marie
    Tuesday 12:15-15:00Nora
    Wednesday 12:15-15:00Rune
    FridayNB! CLOSED
    The schedule is updated every Monday morning for the current week
    (NB: changes may happen)

    Digital drop-in session in Zoom

    You do not need to book an appointment. A waiting room has been set up in the Zoom Room and you will be admitted into the conversation by the study advisor once they are ready and your turn is up. This is to maintain the security and privacy of the individual student. If you are not admitted right away, the study counselor is busy with another student. Please wait for your turn.


    To ensure that you receive a reply as quickly as possible, we encourage you to use the email below, not the study advisor's own email. Send your inquiry to:


    As we are often unavailable to answer the phone, we encourage you to send your inquiry by e-mail or use our drop-in study counseling services. 

    +47 67 23 16 70

    Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 12:00- 15:00

    The Study Advising Team at REALTEK:

  • All study programs at REALTEK has its own student association. The student associations are run by the students, and are important for the study environment, both academically and socially.
    Join one or more of the student associations at the Faculty of Science and Technology, or one of the others at NMBU - there are over 80 student associations in total!

    TeknikumThe umbrella association for the Faculty of Science and
    AquariåsWater and environmental
    AtlasGeomatics  (bachelor and master)
    FagverketBuilding technique and
    Indøk NMBUIndustrial
    La ståScience
    MiljøfysikerneEnvironmental physics (bachelor and master)
    TannhjuletTechnology and product development
    (previously Machine,- process and product development)
  • We have many group study rooms and reading rooms at REALTEK. See how to book a room here.

      • Show consideration for other students. The sound on phones, laptops and etc. should be turned off at all times. It's not allowed to speak on the phone while you are in the room. If you're using a headset, please make sure the sound from your headset is inaudible for others.
      • Everyone must contribute to keeping the masters reading rooms clean and tidy. This includes cleaning kitchen areas and kitchen equipment after use.
      • At the end of the day everyone tidies up the desk they’ve used. Personal belongings should be put on shelves (where they are available) or in lockers. Someone else should be able to use your desk tomorrow.
      • Students with access to rooms with physical keys must return the keys at the end of the semester.

      Breaking the rules

      • If the rules are broken, the responsible student or all students using the reading room will be given a warning. The warning will be written and hung up on the door/put on the reading spot and sent via e-mail.
      • If you experience that some students don't follow the rules, you can report it to the study advisors on e-mail
  • While studying at NMBU, many of our students choose to take one or more semesters abroad. This is a great opportunity to get experience, try something new, and have fun.

    You'll find everything you need to know about studying abroad here. NMBU's student office has an exchange office, which works exclusively on helping exchange students and students who wish to study abroad. They can answer almost every question regarding studying abroad and the rules for traveling.

    Realtek's student advisers can answer questions regarding courses. We can help you evaluate the courses you have found and to fit your studies around an exchange period.

    • We recommend you start planning as early as possible. Which school do you want to go to? Which semester, or semesters, do you want to go? Book an appointment with the exchange office if you are unsure how to go ahead with the process.

      Before you go on an exchange, you must have passed 60 study points/ECTS. This means that your first opportunity to go is the first semester of your second year. Usually, students go in their third or fourth year. We do not recommend leaving for an exchange period in the semester before writing you master’s degree, because the preparations sometimes need you to be physically at NMBU. In addition, your study plan must have room for your exchange courses. If the only thing missing in your study plan is your master's thesis, your application for exchange will not be accepted. The same applies if you only have mandatory courses that none of the courses taught in the exchange school can replace.  

    • When planning to study abroad for a semester, you need to make sure you follow the number of mandatory courses in that semester in your study plan. If you choose to go on exchange in a semester with many mandatory courses in your study plan, please be aware that it might be difficult finding suitable replacement courses at the exchange university. Therefore - as previously stated - start your planning early. Perhaps you are able to rearrange your study plan in order to free up some space for elective courses for your exchange period? Some courses are easier to find replacements for than others, and some schools limit the courses exchange students are allowed to register for. Many students choose to save up "basic" courses like statistics and economy for their exchange semester. Try to consider studying abroad based on the courses available, rather than the place. 

      In the link below you can find an overview of previously accepted replacement courses, categorized after country and university:

      Accepted elective courses not shown in the list.

      All courses must be of academic relevance. Non-academic courses like "soccer", "arts" etc. will not be approved.