Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Information Systems

– About the study programme

New student at Informations systems 2015?


All new students must be present on Monday, 10 August 2015 and participate in Orientation Week and the Matriculation Ceremony in week 34.

Monday, 10 August - Sunday, 16 August 2015 - Orientation week for International and exchange students
Orientation week
New student in Trondheim

Tuesday 11 August 2015 - Matriculation Ceremony
09.15 Matriculation Ceremony part 1
 takes place at the lawn outside the main building of Campus Gløshaugen.
12.00 Matriculation Ceremony part 2, Auditorium. EL 6.
The Matriculation Ceremony is compulsory for all new students at NTNU. Make sure you get registered. 

Information on social acitvities offered by Abakus, the student association.

If you have any questions, please contact study advisors at the IME Faculty by email:

The Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) is offered by the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The programme is aimed at senior students with a bachelors degree who want to specialize in information systems. Upon successfull completion the student will receive a master of science degree. The programme focuses on the technical areas of information systems design and engineering, providing a broad overview of basic methods and specialized training in selected cutting edge technologies.

The driving forces of Information Systems

The pervasive nature of modern digitized information technology (IT) has created the need to conceive of products, solutions and services in terms that reach far beyond consideration of software and hardware design. Broadly construed, the IS field is concerned with the complete life cycle of IT adoption including software conception, design and adoption; organizational IT culture and change management; knowledge engineering and management; and social and cultural aspects of IT. To this list we may add the relatively recent set of issues created by the proliferation of distributed knowledge and services on the Internet, as well as the development of intelligent adaptive technologies for dealing with them.

The skills required for adequate use of Information Technology in the wider context are in great demand in commercial and academic settings. Our programme responds to this demand by providing training in the principles and practice of Information Systems engineering. We achieve this by presenting students with up to date knowledge on our areas of specialty including model driven development, collaborative technologies, intelligent systems, knowledge engineering and web based services, and health informatics.


Our goal is to educate our students to become information systems engineers who have the ability to conceive IT solutions in the widest context. As a completed student you will have the knowledge you require to assemble requirements and solutions with a sensitivity to the broad set of consequences your decisions may have. During the course you will gain a working knowledge of theoretical and technical issues in a range of domains, and will learn to make decisions about the applicability of various possible solutions. You will gain experience in solution and implementation through customer driven projects, and will also be given the opportunity to participate in forward looking technologies by undertaking project work with one of the many innovative research projects at the department.

IS Illustration

Facts about the programme of study

Degree type: Master of Science (MSc)
Programme code: MSINFOSYST

Restriced admission: Yes
Host Faculty: IME

Application deadlines

  • The application form for International master's degree programmes will open in October.
  • The application deadlines are currently under revision. More information will be provided at the end of September. 


Application and Prerequisites:
Office of International Relations (NTNU)
Telephone:  +47 73 59 57 00

Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering:
E- mail:

Postal address:
Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
NO-7491 Trondheim