Master´s Degree Programme, 2 years

Product and System Design

– About Product and System Design
Student holding product in front of 3D-printers

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. You will be challenged in developing new solutions that are safe, environmentally friendly and efficient.

You will learn about advanced systems that include robots, cranes and winches used in deck solutions, which address the complex interactions between operators. Global focus on the environment also challenge system designs, therefore the studies include subjects on environmental technologies.

You will also concentrate on the maritime operations that the ship is performing, and you will be simulating these operations in order to design the required maritime systems in the most efficient way.

Cooperation with the maritime industries

Part of the program combines theory and practice by students visiting and cooperating with the nearby maritime companies. The maritime cluster around Ålesund is among the most complete in the world, and Norwegian maritime enterprises together form an internationally competitive, expertise-based industry that comprises an unrivalled degree of professionalism.

You will acquire skills and attitudes to act efficiently within the design of products and systems in the global maritime industry. This includes fisheries, aquaculture and offshore exploration. 


Admission alternatives

  • Discipline oriented master programme (120 ECTS credits):Two years full-time, or four years part-time.
  • Professional master degree (90 ECTS credits):1.5 years full-time, or three years part-time.

The international Master in Ship Design share several of the courses with this program.

See academic calendar 2017/2018.