Civil and Environmental Engineering
- About the degree programme
Engineers working in civil and environmental engineering make lasting impressions. This master’s programme is a two-year long supplementary study which builds on a three year engineering degree. The programme provides students the opportunity to specialize, and reach a deeper understanding of important topics in civil and environmental engineering. It is also possible to take additional courses which are not a part of the obligatory curriculum.
Students join their peers in the 5-year programme — for the 4th year of the popular Civil and Environmental Engineering Programme — and may choose between the following fields of study:
- Construction and Building
- Roads, Transportation and Geomatics
- Water and the Environment
Construction and Building:
Focuses on the building process: planning and accomplishment of smaller and larger building projects. This field also offer specialization within building physics, energy consumption, fire engineering, geotechnics and arctic technology as well as marine civil engineering.
How we design and calculate buildings, bridges and other constructions at sea and on shore. This subject includes structural analyses and material behaviour. Major focus is on the use of the finite element method and constructional dynamics, and this field of study gives qualifications which can be used in most parts of the Norwegian industry.
Road, Transportation and Geomatics:
Deals with planning, building and maintenance of the infrastructure in the transportation sector.
Water and the Environment:
This field deals with the exploitation of water and water resources; drinking water, waste water, water for power production, flood control, etc. One of the other topics is environmentally friendly purification and waste disposal.
In addition, we offer specialization in geomatics, arctic technology, project management, and industrial ecology. As part of NTNU we also offer several courses in the social sciences/economy that are of interest for civil engineers.
Three international Master’s programmes, closely related to the Civil and Environmental Engineering programme, are also offered:
- Geotechnics and Geohazards (International MSc)
- Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering (International MSc)
- Hydropower Development (International MSc)
Courses from these specializations can be included in the range of subjects.
The programme that meets you
All ordinary courses in the civil engineering programme each awards 7.5 ECTS credits. Thus, during the 4th year you will take 4 courses each semester, primarily technology courses that strengthen your knowledge from your college education.
The 5th year at NTNU is devoted to specialization within a chosen field. In the autumn semester, you will work on a written project and take courses related to this project. The entire spring semester is devoted to the master’s thesis which has a stipulated duration of 20 weeks. The project and the thesis are often related to ongoing research projects and problems within industry.
Please refer to the 5-year Master in Civil and Environmental Engineering for further information about the degree programme.