Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Maritime Engineering

– Joint Nordic Master

A joint programme: 5 universities, 5 specializations

Programme outline

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. Participants will profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities' long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance.

The Nordic Master programme in Maritime Engineering deals with ships, small craft, yachts and offshore structures.The programme focuses on principles within design, construction and operation of ship and offshore structures, and their interaction with the environment. 


The application and admission process is different than with other programmes at NTNU. The deadline for applications at all 5 participating universities is: 

Why should you choose this programme?

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering (NMME) combines the expertise of  five universities with long standing traditions in the field of naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. The programme allows you the unique opportunity to choose from among five study tracks that are all highly specialised and technologically advanced; combining the two choices that suit your interests best.

Programme structure  

In the first year, you will study maritime engineering, naval architecture and offshore engineering at the master's level, with a focus on: stability, resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring and ship and ocean structures. If you did not complete naval architecture as part of your bachelors' programme, you will also need to take introductory courses in naval architecture. In addition to maritime engineering courses, you must will take courses on general and special engineering competences, such as:

  • CFD,
  • composite materials,
  • structural analyses, etc.

The emphasis on each subject will depend on the university you choose for the first year, as well as your entrance qualifications.

In the second year, you will specialize in one of the five subjects areas, called study tracks, at another of the partner universities.

  • Ocean structures
  • Passenger Ships
  • Ship Design
  • Ship Operations
  • Small Craft
  • Carreer prospects

The programme is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the technical maritime world, where they will cooperate as professionals on designing, building or operating ships, offshore structures, boats or other floating structures. An NMME graduate will typically be employed as a naval architect or offshore engineer by consultancies, design offices, ship owners, maritime administrations, offshore companies, classification societies or suppliers of special equipment. The roles in the enterprise may be those of chief executive, development manager, team manager, consultant, specialist, or researcher. 


For more detailed information about the program and the possibilities of travel between the universities have a look at this programme's dedicated web site:


The NORDIC FIVE TECH alliance.

Programme facts (MSNMME)

Degree: Master of Science in Maritime Engineering (MSc)
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS

Application deadline:
January 15

Application form:

NTNU (Trondheim), and partner universities

Programme start:
Late august

Nordic Five Tech alliance

Nordic Five Tech alliance

NTNU is a member of the Nordic Five Tech, an exclusive, strategic alliance of the five leading technical universities in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.  The universities involved have a strong capacity and a long-standing tradition within research and education. The alliance currently offers two joint MSc.programmes.

Contact information

Academic contact person
Eilif Pedersen (NTNU)

Department of Marine Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
NO-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Programme Coordinator:
DTU Mechanical Engineering

More info:

Study tracks - 5 options

There are five study tracks:

Participants start at one of the partner universities for year 1 and finish their studies at another university in year 2.

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