Product and System Design

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Product and System Design

Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start. 

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

We want everyone to get a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digital the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

Information meetings for international students

The Office of International Relations will organise information meetings and online Q&As about how to register for courses, exams and other practical NTNU matters. 

The sessions will be live-streamed, but it will also be possible to watch them later at your convenience.

More information about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

Sunday 9th August

Time What Place
14.30-19.00 Welcome day for women Will be updated

Monday 10th August

Time What Place
10.00 Gathering in groups on campus Will be updated
11.00 Digital matriculation ceremony Will be updated

Tuesday 11th August

Time What Place
10.00-12.00 Gathering at the Study programme - information meeting Sukkertoppen

Wednesday 12th August

Time What Place
10.00-11.00 Courses in Blackboard and Studentweb, digital. Gathering in groups on campus.  Will be updated

Tursday 13th August

Time What Place
10.00-13.00 Activity day (Look back for updates on time) Will be updated

Friday 14th August

Time What Place
10.00-13.00 Seminar - lunch included Sukkertoppen

Checklist and manage your studies

For new international students, this is what you need to do to get started as a student:

Checklist for new international students

How to learn Norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

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.



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

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

 Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants