Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Ship Design

About Ship Design

A ship is a very complex product. Several systems act in concert to perform the different tasks a ship are designed to carry out. With a Master’s Degree in Ship Design, you can be part of a design team that are building the ships for the future. 

NTNU in Ålesund is situated in the middle of the world's largest maritime cluster, and you will benefit from international and regional expertise.

Admission requirements

BSc in engineering in marine technology with minimum 30 ECTS mathematics (one semester) or a documented, equivalent education.

Job prospects

There is nothing more global than maritime activities. Specialists in maritime systems and operations have the world as a workplace. 


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 Ship Design
Duration: 2 years,120 ECTS
Programme code: 850MD
Restricted admission: Yes

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

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal will open 1 October


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