Studying engineering at NTNU

NTNU awards approximately 80% of all advanced engineering degrees in Norway and has a long history of cooperating closely with industry to ensure that our degree programmes are relevant and that our curriculum incorporates current research and technology. 

8000 engineering students

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the only university in Norway providing a complete range of advanced engineering education programmes. Together with the traditional university study areas, this creates a  unique interdisciplinary learning environment. In sum, NTNU has around 20 000 students, of which about 8000 are studying engineering. The Gløshaugen campus where these 8000 students spend most of their time is conveniently located within walking distance from downtown Trondheim.

Many of our research groups are world renowned with long traditions and extensive industry contact. Specialization options are numurous and NTNU´s engineering students are provided many an opportunity for involvement with current research and challenges.

NTNU - Passion to create, Featuring the Trondheim Soloists

Sustainable development component

NTNU ranks among the best for sustainable development education, according to  the Engineering Education Observatory evaluation, ranking  NTNU as no. 2 in Europe. The biennial evaluation encompasses 56 technical universities in Europe, looking at both their committment to sustainability education at the undergraduate level as well as the availability of Master and PhD level specialization. Top marks can be attributed to a long track record of courses for engineering students in the field and not least the graduate study options through the Industrial Ecology Programme.

Credit System

The credit system now used at NTNU is based upon a workload of 60 credits for each academic year. This corresponds to European Credit Transfer System credits (ECTS). The ECTS system facilitaties student mobility and international curriculum development and is system is based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a programme. » NTNU's Grading and Credit System.

Student town number 1

If you are anticipating a period of study at NTNU, the following sources should provide some insight concerning both the country and the city of Trondheim, often called the "number one student town" due to its student friendliness.