MSc in Chemical Engineering (2 years)

– Programme components
The objective is to graduate candidates who are highly qualified for management, research and development positions within the chemical industry. The study programmes in Chemical Engineering aims to provide a general introduction to industrial process chemistry and technical implementation.

For more information take a look at the Study plan 2017/2018

Full study load is 30 ECTS per semester.

Semester 7,5 ECTS 7,5 ECTS 7,5 ECTS 7,5 ECTS
2nd year (spring) Master thesis (30 ECTS)
2nd year (autumn) Supplementary course (5) or optional course (1) Specialization course Project of 15 ECTS/ or
Project of 7.5 ECTS + supplementary course 7.5 ECTS
1st year (spring) Experts in Teamwork (3) Optional course (1) or (4) or supplementary course (6) TKP4171 Process Design, Project or optional course (1) Optional course from one of the department's research areas (4)
1st year (autumn) TKP4170 Process Design, Project or optional course (1) Optional course (1) or supplementary course (5) Optional course (1) Optional course (1)

Courses in the table above are divided into following groups:

Chemical engineering courses Other courses

Please note that the course descriptions are for the study year 2014-2015. The course descriptions for the study year 2015-2016 will be available from June 2015.

(1) Optional courses (You have to choose at least 3 out of these 4 subjects):

(2) Process Design, Project is compulsory and can be taken either during autumn or spring semester.

(3) Experts in Teamwork is compulsory for all students at NTNU. Read more about Experts in Teamwork.

(4) At least 1 of these 5 courses must be selected:

(5) Supplementary courses autumn semester:

(6) Supplementary courses spring semester:

A specialisation is chosen in the 5th year. The specialisations are available within the following research groups at the department:

  • Catalysis
  • Colloid and Polymer Chemistry
  • Process-Systems Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering and Reactor Technology
  • Biorefinery and Fiber Technology

It is possible to choose a project of either 15 ECTS or 7.5 ECTS. If a 7.5 ECTS project is chosen, an additional 7.5 ECTS course must be chosen. Read more about the specialization projects/courses here.

Master thesis

The master thesis is often written in relation to a current research or industrial project. The close co-operation with SINTEF chemistry and PFI operations often lead to SINTEF and PFI researchers acting as co-supervisors for final year projects.

Every year we receive suggestions for master thesis from our contacts in the industry, several of these come with an offer of a summer job as well. There are also good opportunities to carry out thesis projects overseas/abroad. Read more about the master thesis here.


Student advisors


Student advisor at the Department of Chemical Engineering:

Hege Johannessen

Phone:+ 47 73 59 66 46


Student advisor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology:

Kristin Omre

Phone:+47 73 59 34 01