NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (NTNU) AT TRONDHEIM, NORWAY
MARITIME ENGINEERING; COASTAL & MARINE CIVIL ENGINEERING; NAUTICAL SCIENCE; SHIP DESIGN; SHIP OPERATIONS EDUCATION
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway's second largest university located in Trondheim. NTNU’s 53 departments are spread out over seven major campuses including Tyholt for marine technology. Every year about 3,300 students graduate and two-thirds of which are master's or PhD candidates. In addition to engineering and the natural and physical sciences, the university offers advanced degrees in other academic disciplines ranging from the social sciences, the arts, medicine, architecture and fine art.
NTNU has several campuses in Trondheim, with Gløshaugen, for engineering and sciences, and Dragvoll, for humanities and social sciences as the main two. With 20,000 students studying a range of disciplines in seven different faculties, NTNU has more than 100 laboratories and is at any time running some 2,000 research projects It has around 300 research agreements or exchange programs with 58 institutions worldwide.
With less than a thousandth of the world's inhabitants, Norway is world class in terms of marine science, marine technology and maritime industrial enterprise. Marine technology encompasses activities tied to the largest exporting industries such as Oil and gas extraction; Fisheries technology and aquaculture; and Marine engineering and the associated industries. The Department of Marine Technology graduates 60-80 masters of engineering students every year, and is the largest in its field in the western world. The Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures (CeSOS) is hosted by the department, with approx. 50 PhD-students and researchers from a host of countries.
Integrated Masters Program
- MSc in Marine technology (5 years): First two years of this degree program emphasize basic technological subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc as well as basic marine technology. These basic subjects are the tool box you need to plunge into marine technological challenges.
International Masters Programs
- Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering - NMME (2 years): The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the five participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. Participants will profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance. The program deals with ships, small craft, yachts and offshore structures. The program focuses on principles within design, construction and operation of ship and offshore structures, and their interaction with the environment. The program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the technical maritime world, where they will cooperate as professionals on designing, building or operating ships, offshore structures, boats or other floating structures. There are five study tracks - Ocean structures (NTNU); Passenger Ships (Aalto); Ship Design (Chalmers); Ship Operations (DTU); and Small Craft (KTH).
- MSc in Marine Technology (2 years): The two year Master of Science degree in Marine Technology gives you a challenging and exciting education for the future. Marine Technology is an ideal specialization for first-degree engineers with technical interests. The Department of Marine Technology offers three international options in this Master of Science study program - Nautical science; Marine structures; and Marine systems.
- MSc in Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering (2 years): This Master of Science degree program in Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering is a two year graduate study program which integrates Norwegian and foreign students. As such, all lectures are conducted in English. While the first year of the study consists of basic compulsory and optional courses on graduate level, the second year provides a specialization in Marine Civil Engineering through a specialization project and course.
- MSc in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (2 years): Erasmus Mundus Program. Please check TU Delft section of this website.
- PhD in Marine Technology: The typical length for the PhD program in Marine Technology is three years; this is comprised of one semester of additional study and 2.5 years of dissertation work and research. Three of these programs are financed by the Norwegian Research Council - Scenario-based risk assessment of ship collisions and grounding; Marine computational fluid dynamics; and Energy-efficient all-electric ships.