Master's degree programme, 2 years

MSc in Natural Gas Technology

– About the programme

Natural Gas Technology

Natural gas is gaining increasing importance world-wide as energy carrier and chemical feedstock. At NTNU and the collaborating research institute SINTEF, about 300 people are working with natural gas technology. We would like you to join the team, and to prepare you for a future within energy and process engineering.

Natural gas is being used extensively for domestic heating, in chemical industries, and power generation. Natural gas is an environmental friendly alternative to coal. The main challenges with natural gas are generally the large distances between the production and consumption, much of the remaining resources are in sensitive environments, and carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere from the combustion of it.

A two-year international full-time degree MSc programme (120 ECTS credits) is offered. It is targeted towards both Norwegian and international students, with a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. All courses are 7.5 ECTS credits and are lectured in English.

The master programme is actually a cluster of three different master programmes, Petroleum Engineering , Chemical Engineering and Natural Gas Technology. These programmes aim at covering the whole value chain for natural gas, including exploration and production, processing, liquefaction, transport, conversion to chemicals, power generation and heating. Techno-economic optimization is included for the whole value chain. Technologies for carbon dioxide capture and storage is emphasized in the processing and conversion steps of the value chain.

A wide range of specializations:

  • Process Integration
  • Multiphase flows
  • Gas transport
  • Cryogenics
  • Combustion
  • Thermal Turbo Machinery
  • Thermal power Cycles including CO2 capture
  • Value-chains and life cycle analysis (LCA)

Key facts:

  • NEW program! Starting August 2009
  • 2 year international Master Programme
  • Requirement: BSc or equivalent in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • All courses are given in English
  • Required TOEFL score: 500/550 or 170/213
  • NTNU is a Norway's top ranked engineering school and the only university in Norway with a complete engineering program
  • No tuition or admission fee
  • Expected living and housing costs per year: Approx. 80000 NOK = 10000 Euro (proof of funds required to get visa)
  • The job marked for mechanical engineering graduates in Norway is excellent
  • Top students are encouraged to apply!

Application deadline: January 15th.

Host department: Department of Energy and Process Engineering

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Facts about the programme

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

Language of instruction: English

Programme code: MSGASTECH

Number of students admitted: 11

Engineering Science and Technology

Host Department:
Energy and Process Engineering

Application Deadlines

15 APRIL: Norwegian applicants
If you are a Norwegian citizen and hold a bachelor's degree from Norway. See admission procedures.

1 MARCH: Nordic applicants
The 1 March deadline may apply if you have a bachelor's degree from a Nordic country or are a Nordic citizen. See
 admission procedures.

15 JANUARY: International applicants
The online application is now closed for international students. Next intake is August 2016, the application form will open autumn 2015.

Contact information

Academic contact person
Olav Bolland

Department of Energy and Process Engineering
Kolbjørn Hejes v 1B
7491 Trondheim

Tel: (+47) 73 59 38 60
Fax: (+47) 73 59 35 80