Ship Design

– Industrial Cluster

The local maritime cluster has developed a strong international position among shipping companies, entrepreneurs and exporters. A visible sign of the international cooperation in the field as well as research based technology development and training, is the establishment on campus of the Norwegian Maritime Competence Centre (NMK). 

The IHB department has established a well-functioning cooperation with companies and organizations in the maritime cluster (GCE - Blue Maritime Cluster). These are businesses / organizations which itself operates in an international setting. NTNU in Aalesund benefits from guest lecturers and part-time employees from this cluster, besides the research-related cooperation.

This connection provides students as well as the teaching and research staff with an excellent entrance to an international arena. We expect that most master's theses will be on practical issues related to this industry. This allows that work and related instructions in relation to these theses can take place at companies or in universities both at home and abroad.

Through industrial student projects in the individual courses and in particular in the master's theses entrepreneurship, innovation and new thinking are continually developed. The program has strong emphasis on the cooperation with local industry and the GCE Blue maritime, founded on the maritime environment in Ålesund of shipping companies, entrepreneurs and exporters that hold a strong international position.


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

The application is now open - apply through Søknadsweb.

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