Energy & Petroleum - Resources & Environment (EPRE)


Degree programmes in English:

Industrial Ecology Programme

This two-years master (MSc.) 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.

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. 

Additional Information


Strategic Research Area Energy
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

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O. S. Bragstads plass 2, room E-318


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