Product and System Design

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Product and System Design

Product and System Design

About Product and System Design

With a master’s degree in Product and System Design the future is unlimited. You can take part in shaping the future and contribute to solving challenges related to a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly supply of food, energy and clean water.

This program of study focuses on the design of systems and equipment related to ocean industries and coastal infrastructures. The applied design methods and technologies are generic and can be applied in a wide range of industries and applications.


The programme is open to international and Norwegian students. 

Job prospects

The ocean industries and the fight to save our environment are global arenas. Specialists in product and system design related to the oceans and the coast have the world as a workplace. Jobs range within design, engineering, operations, maintenance as well as management, finance, insurance and governments.

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

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Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

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

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