Product and System Design

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Product and System Design

About Product and System Design

The future for product and system design is unlimited. With a Master's Degree in Product and System Design you can be part of moulding the offshore-future.

This programme of study focuses on the design of ship equipment and maritime systems. Despite the focus on the maritime, the applied design methods are generic, and can be applied to other industries. 


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. 

Job prospects

There is nothing more global than maritime activities. Specialists in maritime systems and operations have the world as a workplace.

Programme components

You can either take this master's degree programme as a discipline oriented master degree (120 ECTS) over two years or as a experience-based master degree (90 ECTS) over one and a half years.

It is possible to take this master's degree programme part-time.

Study environment

Information about the student life in Ålesund.


You can contact our student advisers on email: or telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00 if you have any questions about the programme of study or if you have other academic questions.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable development goals

Product and System Design focuses on the following sustainable development goals:

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 7

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 9 Industries, innovation and infrastructure. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 9

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 11 Sustainable cities and communities. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 11

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible consumption and production. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 12

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 13 Climate action. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 13

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 14 Life below water. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 14



Degree: Master of Product and System Design / Master of Product and System Design, experience-based
Duration: 2 years / 1,5 years
Credits: 120 ECTS / 90 ECTS
Programme code: 840MD /845ME

Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering

City: Ålesund

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

How to apply

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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