The Department has about 120 employees, where about half is Ph.D students.

Besides an active research collaboration with many organizations in government, industry and research institutions both at home and abroad, is the Department working actively with our industry contacts to ensure degree programs high professional quality and good adaptation to the needs of Norwegian industry. Very important in this context is Business Ringen, a joint venture between the construction industry, NTNU and Engineering students. The aim is to help more talented and highly motivated Engineering students at NTNU, and thus greater competence and a more competitively building industry.


We are organized into four groups. It is taught and researched in all the mentioned areas:


The department has several laboratories that use mission-based and self-funded projects at the institute, Building or joint projects. Furthermore, many student papers (contracting, diploma and PhD) performed with ties to our laboratories.










  • Biomechanics







Structural Mechanics


  • Modelling of metals and polymers
  • Development and implementation of material models for full scale structural analyses
  • Extensive laboratory facilities for testing of materials, components, and structures