Master of Science, 2 years

Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering

– NB! This programme is no longer offered!
Pipeline engineering,

Are you interested in the coast?  Would you like to develop the necessary knowledge for building infrastructure, protecting the environment, creating value, and using coastal resources safely and efficiently?

This Master of Science degree programme in Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering is a two year graduate study programme which integrates Norwegian and foreign students. As such, all lectures are conducted in English. Each course yields 7.5 ECTS credits.On completion of the programme, graduates are awarded the title Master of Science.

How to apply?

This programme is no longer offered. For those who choose to seek admission to similar programmes, please note the varying application deadlines and procedures. We recommend the Erasmus Mundus programme CoMEM (

Norwegian / Nordic applicants: The programme is not open for Norwegian/Nordic applicants. If you are a Norwegian/Nordic applicant you should instead apply for the two year Norwegian study programme in Civil and Environmental Engineering, through which one may choose the same subjects as in this International master's programme and obtain the same specialization.


While the first year of the study consists of basic compulsory and optional courses on graduate level, the second year provides a specialization in Marine Civil Engineering through a specialization project and course. In addition one completive course must be chosen. The specialization is supplemented by a non-technical course. In order to best prepare participants for a role in the value-generative and sustainable development of the coastal and northern regions, the curriculum emphasizes the following areas of activity:

  • describing the physical marine environment (wind, waves, current and ice)
  • effects of load from the marine environment and load effects on the coast and coastal structures
  • the development of coastal and harbour infrastructure
  • arctic marine civil engineering.

More about the programme structure and specialization opportunities.

Related study programmes:

Erasmus Mundus Master in Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management (CoMEM)  A collaboration between 5 European universities (NTNU, Delft, City University London, University of Southampton, Unversitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

Civil and Environmental Engineering programme (5-year)
An integrated five year Master of Engineering programme at NTNU.

Civil and Environmental Engineering programme (2-year)
The two year Master of Engineering programme for ingeniører at NTNU.

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This programme is no longer offered.

Special application information

This 2-year master programme MSCOASTMAR  is NO LONGER OFFERED. The WEB-pages will soon be removed.

You may find  the Erasmus Mundus programme CoMEM ( of interest.

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Degree type / Duration:
International Master's (MSc) / 2 years

Language of instruction:
English (Requirements: TOEFL score 500/170; IELTS mark: 5.0)

Programme code: MSCOASTMAR

Number of students admitted: 2

Academic contact person:

Host Faculty:
Engineering Science and Technology

Formal prerequisites:
BSc/BEng degree in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or Harbour Engineering — including (1) a basic course in hydromechanics/fluid dynamics, as well as (2) a minimum of 30 ECTS-credits in mathematics / statistics. Applicants with an equivalent BSc/BEng degree in Engineering may also be considered if they have 2-3 years of relevant work experience within port and coastal works. »Admissions requirements