Information letter no. 2 - Autumn semester, 2016


The autumn exams here at NTNU are approaching. By sending out this information letter, we want to give you some practical information which may be of use to you in that regard. We recommend that you read through the following information in good time before your exams.


Remember to double-check your exam registrations in NTNU’s Studentweb. In Studentweb, you can also find a summary of your examination dates. Written exams in technology/natural sciences courses are normally held in Trondheim Spektrum or at Gløshaugen Campus between 09:00 and 15:00, unless other information is given. All students must be present at the exam location no later than 10 minutes before the exam starts, and must bring their NTNU student card as well as a valid photo ID.

Please make sure that you are familiar with NTNU's examination regulations.

You will find a list of permitted examination aids (calculators, dictionaries etc.) for each course in our course database, and also printed on the front page of the exam itself. More information on permitted examination aids is available on our Intranet pages (Innsida).

Cheating on exams:

More information about what we regard as cheating, as well as the consequences of cheating on an exam at NTNU, is available on Innsida.

Approval of compulsory exercises/activities:

To gain access to an exam, all compulsory activities (exercises) in the course must be completed and approved in advance. If you’re not sure whether all your compulsory activities have been approved, please check with a student assistant or the professor giving the course.

Collision of exam dates/illness on the exam date:

If two of your courses have exams scheduled for the same day, or in case you become ill on the exam date, you must apply to the Examinations Office for an approved absence: More information on how to apply for a valid absence from an exam is available on Innsida.

Re-sit examinations:

Re-sit examinations are given in August. In order to gain access to a re-sit examination in a course, you must either have 1. Participated in the regular exam the preceding academic year and failed the exam, or 2. Applied for and been granted a valid absence from the regular exam in the previous academic year. See the link above for more information on how to apply for a valid absence.

Explanation of grades and appeals:

More information about explanation of grades and appeals is available on Innsida.

Academic calendar 2016/2017:

NTNU’s academic calendar for the 2016/2017 academic year can be found online.

PhD studies at NTNU:

Are you planning to take a PhD education after completing your Master’s studies? More information about PhD opportunities at the Faculty of Engineering is available online. Vacancies at NTNU are made available on our home pages for Vacancies and job openings.

Courses, schedules and study plans:

Course database

Timetable generator

NTNU's study handbook for technology and engineering studies, including study plans for each individual Master’s programme.

Change of address:

If you move to a different address while studying at NTNU, please make sure to register your new address in Studentweb.

Student councelling at the Faculty of Engineering (IV):

If you have questions concerning your study programme, selection of courses etc., please contact your study advisor at the Faculty. If you are a student in an international Master’s programme at IV, your Faculty advisor is Lars Espen Bjørgum.

For detailed questions concerning the specific courses, please contact the course coordinator giving the course. Course coordinators can be found by clicking on the course in our course database.

IV’s faculty administration is based in the Geology building at the Gløshaugen campus. We are open for students from Monday to Friday, from 9.30 – 11.30 and 12.30 – 15.00.

We wish you good luck with your exams! 

Student assistance

Office hours:

Drop- in: 12.30 - 15.00

Phone: (+47) 73 59 37 00

Visiting address:
Geology building, 1st floor


Student Counselling

If you need advice or counselling concerning your studies here at the IV faculty, you should contact the student advisor responsible for your study programme: