Bachelor´s degree programme, 3 years

Nautical Studies

Norway has been a major player in shipping for 150 years. The numerous and varied activities that have grown up around traditional shipping operations enjoy strong and, in many instances. leading positions in the international market. More than 90 per cent of the Norwegian merchant fleet never call at Norwegian port, but crosstrade between third countries.

The Norwegian shipping industry has all the hallmarks of what will be demand from Norwegian business in the future. It is completely based on competence, and has succeeded in global competition since long before the word globalisation was invented.

Aalesund University College has a close cooperation with the maritime industry and the maritime cluster and is a member of Centre of Expertice - Maritime.

During this study the following subjects will be in focus:

  • Coastal navigation
  • Electronic navigation
  • Dynamic positioning
  • Anchor Handling/Ship Handling

View content of the programme and information about each course in the Programme description.


You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes. You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim