Strategic Thematic Area 2014–2023

Energy

— Studies

 

International Master Programmes:

Industrial Ecology Programme Master | PhD
This two-years programme aims to provide candidates with interdisciplinary, theoretical and methodological skills to apply Industrial Ecology on different scales (society, sector, company, products/services) to increase environmental and economic performance and improve sustainability.

MSc in Electric Power Engineering 
This two-years  programme aims to provide candidates with knowledge and skills for planning, design and operation of Electric Power Systems. As well as to develop new methods and new high tech components for effective, reliable and sustainable systems and industrial products.

MSc in Natural Gas Technology 
Natural gas is gaining increasing importance world-wide as energy carrier and chemical feedstock. At NTNU and the collaborating research institute SINTEF, about 300 people are working with natural gas technology. We would like you to join the team, and to prepare you for a future within energy and process engineering.

MSc in Petroleum Engineering/MSc in Petroleum Geosciences 
Are you interested in the exploration and production of oil and gas? Would you like to develop knowledge crucial to value creation and the safe, efficient and environmentally-friendly exploration of the natural resources on the continental shelf?

MSc in Sustainable Energy 
A newly established programme meant to fulfil the requirement in the cooperation between Shanghai Jiao Tong University and NTNU concerning a «Joint Research Centre». The research areas of the cooperation are as follows, and implemented in the Master's programme: Energy system analysis and optimization, Energy use in buildings/Zero emission buildings, Sustainable Heat Pumping Processes and Systems and Gas technology (LNG technology)

MSc in Hydropower Development 
In future, renewable hydropower will remain the most important source of electricity production in Norway. Norway has developed competence at the highest international level within environmentally-friendly development and operation of hydropower plants. Old plants will be upgraded and made more efficient, and in years ahead investments will be made in the development of minor power plants. The degree programme, MSc in Hydropower Development, known as the HPD programme, is a two-year long international Master's programme in hydropower planning.

MSc in Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering  (http://www.ntnu.edu/studies/nordic-master-programmes )
The purpose of the Nordic Master Programme in "Innovative Sustainable Energy Engineering" is to provide state-of-the-art education in the fields of conventional and renewable energy sources like conventional and new power generation, solar energy, biomass energy, wind power, geothermal power, and energy utilization in the built environment by means of economically and environmentally sustainable systems and technologies.

EWEM- European Wind Energy Master 
The EWEM- European Wind Energy Master is an advanced Erasmus Mundus MSc programme with four specializations: Wind Physics, Rotor Design, Electric Power Systems and Offshore Engineering.  The partners of this program are four Universities, world leaders in Wind Energy and Offshore Wind Energy research and education: Delft University of Technology, Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technolog and Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

 

Degree programmes in Norwegian:

Energy and the Environment

Do you want an education that gives you the opportunity to help develop environmentally friendly energy solutions for the future? In that case, the NTNU has a lot to offer. The interdisciplinary study Energy and the Environment was established in 1998 and is the principal study at NTNU for people who wish to work within the energy sector.

In addition, you can prepare yourself for important jobs within the energy sector by choosing among several other study programmes:

Product development and Production

This is a new study programme aimed at educating advanced engineers who for the entire value chain, from the materials via product development to the finished product. One third of the students may choose "Process, Energy and Fluid Dynamics" as their field of study where they will learn to develop and design more environmentally friendly equipment and plants for the energy sector. 

Chemistry and Biotechnology

Chemistry helps us develop materials, energy, food, and medicine in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. In Chemistry you can study and specialize in subjects that are important in the development of future energy systems; be it gas technology with CO2 treatment or fuel and solar cell technology that will be important in a future ‘hydrogen-fuelled society.'

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

A lot of energy is used for establishing and maintaining the buildings, constructions, and infrastructure that support our modern society. In Civil and Environmental Engineering you will learn how this can be done in an environmentally sound manner. 

Materials Technology

This field will make significant contributions to the environmentally friendly energy systems of the future through the development of new and improved materials. An education within materials technology qualifies you for working with and improving solar cells, gas turbines, or fuel cells. 

Geology and Petroleum Engineering

Norway has developed first-class exploration and production technology of international quality. We are currently exploring for oil and gas at ocean depths of over 1,000 metres. At the same time, underground storage is a possible solution for CO2 treatment. The petroleum industry needs skilled petroleum technologists who can develop environmentally friendly production methods for oil and gas. 

Marine Technology 

Marine operations are a national priority area. NTNU's study programmes within marine technology give you the opportunity to study and specialize in subject areas that are important for the extraction of oil and gas on increasingly deeper waters, or for building environmentally friendly gas engines. 

Humanities and Social Sciences

It is also worth mentioning that there is a great need for professionals within social sciences and the humanities who can co-operate with technologists and develop solutions that are acceptable in society. Several modules within the humanities and social sciences are related to energy and the environment.

Industrial Economics and Technology Management:

This programme of study allows you to combine a technological understanding of energy production and distribution with solid knowledge about economic systems, energy markets and/or business strategies. Energy and the Environment is one of three technological profiles in this program. 

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