Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Product and System Design

Welcome to the new semester 2019

Introduction programme for international students 8.-12. August

For new international students:

Thursday 8. August 2019

Time Place Topic By
09:00-10:15 TEFT-lab, K-building, top floor Welcome
Introduction to NTNU in Ålesund and the region, practical information 
Office of International Relations:  
Anne Ulla, International Coordinator 
Kristian Severeide, Higher Executive Officer 
10:30-11:30 TEFT-lab, K-building, top floor

Mini course in the most important ICT systems for students

Per Arne Orloff, Advisor
possibly others
11:30-12:30 C226 Open computer lab with ICT assistance available Oracle Services
12:45-13:00 K-building entrance Lunch bag pick up


13:00- K-building entrance
Short hiking trip to Borgundgavlen (3 km, easily accessible/light terrain).  
Bring good shoes and rain clothes if necessary. 
Anne Ulla
Kristian Severeide

Friday 9. August 2019

Time Place Topic By
09:00-09:30 TEFT-lab, K-building, top floor Summon-up - questions from yesterday  
Anne Ulla
Kristian Severeide
09:30-11:30 TEFT-lab, K-building, top floor
Newcomer in a strange new  country; 
Crash course about Norwegian culture and cultural differences 
Paula Rice, Associate Professor 
Bianca Hammer, Assistant Professor 
Kristian Severeide 
Possibly others
11:30-12:30 K-building entrance Lunch bag pick up


12:30-14:30 TEFT-lab, K-building, top floor Newcomer in a strange new  country,  continues Same as above
14:30-15:30   Time available for individual guidance and questions   

Monday 12. August 2019


Sunnmøre Politikammer – foreign section
Address: Nedre Strandgate 50.



(Mandatory registration for the immigration authorities)

NOTE 1: All students must have preregistered their applications online at by August 1st

You must bring 
*print-out of application form, and*the required  attachments on paper (both copies and originals), and
*a valid passport in original

(EU citizens may bring a national ID card in original instead of a passport).

NOTE 2: Students who register this day do not book an appointment for registration online.

When getting back to campus:

stop by the photo automat at B2 to register and take picture for student ID-card
Student ID-card can be picked up at the front desk 2-3 days after photo has been taken.

Time Place Topic By
 12:30 –  K-building Entrance Lunch bag pick up  
13:00-14:00 Aud. Åse

Information from the Student Welfare Organization (SFS)

Rolf Viddal, Head of SiT Ålesund 
14:00-15:00 Library Front Desk Library resources for students  Anne Hauso, Librarian
Possibly others
15:00- K-building Entrance Tour on campus
Anne Ulla, 
Kristian Severeide

Semester Commencement 13. August

Time: 11.00: We welcome all new students to the semester commencement in the Main Building

Read more about the semester commencement.


Start up program at the Department

14. - 16. August

Wednesday 14. august 

Time Place Activity
11.15-12.00 Fogdegården Course in Blacboard/StudentWeb
12.30 Town Hall Lunch at Ålesund town hall. Bus 12.10

Thursday 15. august 

Time Place Activity
Gathering for all new studente at Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering
Hustadvika, NMK
Bachelor - Nautical Sciences
Brosundet, NTNU Bachelor - Ship Design/Machine Engineering/Renewable Energy
Room G133, Fagskolen Master - Ship Design/Product and System Design
Stadthavet, NMK Bachelor - Shipping Management + 1 year program in Shipping
Auditorium Naftadjupet, NTNU Bachelor - Civil Engineering
Rom C411, NMK Msc - Management of Demanding Marine Operations

Friday 16. august 

Time Place Activity
10.00-10.30 Fogdegården Gathering of all new students at the Department. Dividing into groups.
10.30-12.00 NMK

Group 1: Tour
Group 2: Gathering in seminar room

12.00-13.00 NMK Gathering for lunch at the NMK cafeteria
Group 1: Bachelor: Nautical Sciences, Ship Design, Machine Engineering, Renewable Energy, Shipping Mangement                                         
Master: Ship Design, Product and System Design, Management of Demanding Marine Operations
1-year program: Shipping Management
Group 2: Bachelor: Civil Engineering

Student registration

Get started as a student

Time schedules

The lessons start after the start seminar. You will find your time schedule in TP:Timeplan

Access card

The access card serves as a key/access card, a library card and for printing. 

Your NTNU user account must be activated before you can get an access card.

  1. On the 1.rst floor in the Main Building, there is a photo machine
  2. Log in with your NTNU username and password
  3. Take a photo and set a PIN code
  4. Go to the Front Desk on the ground floor at the Main Building (during the opening hours 8-15) to pick up your access card. Remember to bring ID!
  5. The access card is printed when you show up, and the photo will be checked


Buy your curriculum on the internet or at the book store Sit Ålesund at campus. You will find your curriculum in the course description for each course. (Choose Autumn 2019/Spring 2020)

Join the Buddy Week

The Buddy Week lasts from August 13th to August 24th. 

Useful Links

About Product and System Design

The future for product- and system design is unlimited. You can be part of moulding the offshore-future with a Master’s Degree in Product and System Design from NTNU in Ålesund. Advanced Maritime Operations are in the center of Western Norway’s shipping activities. The program 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. 

Admission requirements

A Bachelor of Science degree or a similar qualification (at least 3 years of university study) in areas related to mechanical engineering, automation, mechatronics, ship design or marine engineering, with minimum 30 ECTS mathematics (one semester).

Job prospects

There is nothing more global than maritime activities, and specialists in maritime systems and operations have the world as a workplace. Students that are already employed by a company, can work on tasks initiated by the industry through the study. This way, linking the relevant challenges from business to theory, NTNU in Alesund will put you in touch with the maritime industry.


For general information regarding how to apply, please contact:


Degree: Master of Product and System Design
Duration: 2 years, 120/90 ECTS
Programme code: 840md
Language of instruction: English

Department: Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

City: Ålesund

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal is now open


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