Master's degree programme, 2 years

Ship Design

– Admission requirements


The normal requirements for entry to the MSc programmes will be a Bachelor of Science degree or a similar qualification (at least 3 years of university study) in areas related to ship design or similar marine technology degree, with minimum 30 ECTS mathematics (one semester) or a documented, equivalent education. An average grade equivalent to a Norwegian C is required in order to be considered.

All lectures are given in English. A good working knowledge of English is therefore essential. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to complete a graduate programme in English.

Language requirements

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 600/90 points on the paper based/internet based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) with a minimum score of band 6.5
  • APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) examination with a minimum score of 3 points
  • Read more about the Language requirements and courses.
  • Mathematics/statistics requirements: In order to qualify for admission to one of NTNU’s 2-year Master of Science programmes in Technology, all applicants must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in their Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree, equivalent to the NTNU courses Calculus I, II, III and Statistics.

Tuition fees

Public universities in Norway have no tuition fee. You are however responsible for the payment of:

  • a minor semester fee to the Student Welfare Organization
  • study materials (textbooks, lecture notes etc.)
  • the tours that are arranged during the programme, if you want to participate
  • Application processing

The Office of International Relations is responsible for admissions processing and questions.


Degree: Master of Science in Ship Design
ECTS: 120
Department: Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering
Location: Ålesund
Validity of information: 2015/16

Application deadlines

  • Non-EU/non-EEA students: 1 December
  • EU/EEA students: 1 March
  • Norwegian students: 1 March

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