Simulation and Visualization

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Ålesund

Simulation and Visualization

Bilde Simulation and visualization



  • Master

  • Full-time
  • 15. april Application deadline

Welcome to Semester Start 2020

Welcome to Semester Start 2020

We are very much looking forward to welcoming our new students to study start.

Due to the coronasituation, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digitally.  

We want everyone to get off to a good start and be part of the student community at NTNU, even if you have to follow the lectures digitally the first semester from your home country.

More information on this year's registration will be coming soon.

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

Wednesday 12.08.2020
09:15–16:00: Mandatory startup program
Location: room F414 F-blokk Ankeret (Main Building)

Thursday 13.08.2020
08:15–16:00: Mandatory startup program
Location: room F414 F-blokk Ankeret (Main Building)

Friday 14.08.2020
08:15–16:00: Mandatory startup program
Location: room F414 F-blokk Ankeret (Main Building)

12:15–13:00: Webinar – Mandatory Courses in BlackBoard and Studentweb

08:15–16:00: Teaching starts according to the schedule for all groups.

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. 

Exchange students can join a 3-week intensive summer course in August. The course includes several day-trips in the surroundings of Trondheim, and a weekend-excursion to nearby mountains.

Course timetables - If  there is no timetable, please contact the department responsible for the course.

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How to get to NTNU

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About simulation and visualization

About Simulation and Visualization

For engineers and researchers, simulation and visualization are increasingly important aspects of working life. High-quality realistic simulations save resources and can save lives. Simulator technology is used in a wide range of training situations, from aircraft emergencies to surgical procedures or controlling the crane on a freight ship.

Methods that we use include game technology to create realistic visualization of simulations. Visualization is also used in scientific contexts to illustrate results.


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students. The admission requirement is a Bachelor´s degree in engineering or equivalent. There is also a requirement for a major in mathematics from the Bachelor´s degree, equivalent to 30 ECTS. Applicants with 20 credits in mathematics may also apply.

For the 2019-2020 academic year, the admission capacity for this programme of study was 25 places. The grade threshold for admission to the master’s degree programme is normally a C average.

Job prospects

Simulation and visualization are being introduced in more and more areas of society, and the demand for these skills is therefore increasing. Students gain an interdisciplinary education that enables them to work in a wide variety of areas.

Study environment

Our learning spaces are open to all students around the clock, and are used outside scheduled teaching and training sessions as an academic and social meeting place across disciplines and years of study. This has led to an inclusive social network for students and a good study environment.

Programme components

The two-year master’s programme in simulation and visualization gives you skills that you can use in the discipline you studied in your bachelor’s programme. 

In the fourth semester, you write a final master’s thesis, often in collaboration with local business and industry.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have a learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence.


If you have any questions about the programme or other academic questions, you are welcome to contact our student advisers by email:

Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website



Degree: Master of Science in Simulation and Visualization
Programme code: 880MVS
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English
Minimum grade average: C

City: Ålesund, Norway

Department of ICT and Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

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 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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