Naval Architecture

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Naval Architecture

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

Thursday 13th August

Time What Place
Will be updated Activity day 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. 

Naval Architecture

About Naval Architecture

A ship is an extraordinarily useful and complex product. It operates in the layer between two fluids - water and air. The ship also needs to perform and sustain under severe environmental conditions, such as waves, current and wind. 

Do you want to be part of designing ships and maritime equipment for the future? 

Admission requirements

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 an experience-based master degree (90 ECTS) over one and a half years.

It is possible to take this master's degree programme part-time.


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.

Master of Science

Master of Science

Please note that this international programme will award all students a degree in Master of Science, and students will not be awarded the title "Sivilingeniør".



Programme of study: Naval Architecture
Duration: 2 years / 1,5 years
Credits: 120 ECTS / 90 ECTS
Programme code: 850MD / 850ME

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