Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Product and System Design

Introduction for international students

Introduction programme for international students 13. August 2018

For new international students:

Monday 13. August 2018

Time Place Topic By
 09:00 – 11:00 TBD Welcome
Introduction to NTNU in Ålesund and the region, practical information 
International Coordinator Anne Ulla
 10:00-12:00 TBD

What is special with Norwegian society and culture?
Crash course about Norwegian culture and cultural differences.

Associate professors Åse Mørkeset and Paula Rice
12:00-13:00 Cafeteria Lunch International Coordinator Anne Ulla, others
13:00-14:00 TBD Mini course in Student web and Blackboard

Adviser Per Arne Orloff
Adviser Andreas Sylte

14:00-15:00 TBD Information from the Student Welfare Organization (SFS) Rolf Viddal, Head of SiT Ålesund
15:00-16:00   Time available for individual guidance International Coordinator Anne Ulla, members of staff

Introduction programme international students:

Tuesday 14. August 2018

 09:00 – 12:30

Sunnmøre Politikammer – foreign section
Address: Nedre Strandgate 50.


Mandatory registration for the immigration authorities

NOTE: All students must have preregistered application 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).

Students who register this day must 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
 13:00 – 14:00 Cafeteria Lunch International Coordinator Anne Ulla, others
 14:00-15:00 TBD

Tour on campus

International Coordinator Anne Ulla, others
18:00- TBD Boat trip fjord area  

Matriculation Ceremony 15. August

The Matriculation Ceremony for all new students, takes place on 15. August at 11:00 in the main building. Make sure you are there in time, the doors are open from 09:00.

Further programme

Thursday August 16th and Friday August 17th

See programme arranged by your faculty at

International students participate in the regular mentor activities organized as from Wednesday August 15th, please see full programme on

(web site under construction, to be published during July)

The programme is subject to changes.

N.B. Application deadline 1st March

The application deadline for this programme is 1st March for Norwegian/EU/EAA-students

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 ECTS
Programme code: 840md
Language of instruction: English

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

City: Ålesund
Application deadline: 1. December / 1. March

Validity of information: 2016/17

Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA/Norwegian students: 
1 March 2019

The application portal will open in mid-October 

Do you have questions about your application? Please see our FAQ