Master's Degree Programme, 5 years

Marine Technology

– About the programme

Norway is in the upper class when it comes to marine activities.

  • Offshore oil and gas activities
  • Shipping
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Renewable energy

These industries make the backbone of the Norwegian economy. Exciting and challenging tasks are out there, waiting for you.

What do we expect from you?

The formal entrance requirements are Higher Education Entrance Qualifications, with emphasis on mathematics and physics. Students with pre-courses in scientific subjects from public colleges, may apply.

Interests in mathematics, physics and computing are an advantage, but enthusiasm and curiosity are equally important. The marine industry is international, so we welcome adventurous spirits and offer opportunities for working abroad.

The first two years of this degree programme emphasise basic technological subjects such as mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. as well as basic marine technology. These subjects make the basic knowledge that is needed to solve marine technological challenges.

Well reputed research environment

The marine technology programme is located in a well reputed research environment with long traditions. The large laboratories at the Department of Marine Technology (IMT) provide unique opportunities for research. No other university can offer their students anything like this.

The Marine Technology Centre (MTS) holds one of NTNU's three Centres of Excellence (Centre of Ship and Ocean Structures: CeSOS). Maritime and marine research are among NTNU's six priority areas.

Admission for engineers

Engineers who would like to supplement their education with a Master's degree in Technology on top of a three years engineering/bachelor degree, may do so at NTNU.

Engineers with a marine technology background may apply directly for the fourth year, if they have taken sufficient courses in mathematics and statistics earlier. Engineers without relevant marine technology background, may apply for admission for the third year and complete their studies within three years. Please contact the student advisor for further information.

Studies abroad?

You may spend parts of the study abroad at one of our cooperative institutions. Aproximately 50% of our students choose to take their fourth or fifth year abroad. We cooperate with some of the most reputable universities in the North or South Amerika, Asia and Europe.


Master of Science (5 years)

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Trondheim, Tyholt

Engineering Science and Technology

Host Dept:
Marine Technology

Contact information

Telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00

Postal address:
Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology
Høgskoleringen 6, NTNU
7491 Trondheim