5 years master's programme

Master in Architecture


Welcome to study start 2018

Orientation week

Welcome to all new  students

All new international students are strongly encouraged to attend Orientation week 13-19 August organized by the NTNU International Office.

Matriculation day 1



Matriculation event by the faculty

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade architect

Time: 13:00- 14:15

  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse
  • Speech by Dean Fredrik Shetelig 
  • Marking of the start of the academic year, and a welcoming of the new students
  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse
  • Proclamation of students by head of the program and academic handshake by the Dean.
  • Entertainment by Andreas Åse

14:30 – 15:00

  • Student Welfare Association
  • Special needs service
  • Studentdemokracy
  • etc.

Matriculation day 2

Presentation of the programme of stydy

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade architect

Time: 09:15 - 11:30

  • Vice-Dean for education, Rolee Aranya and head of the program, Olav Kristoffersen is presenting the programme.
  • Presentation of the Department of Architecture and Technology and the Department of Architecture and Planning.
  • Presentation of scientific and teaching staff. 
  • Head of the programme gives a tour of the facilities.

Study start August 16

Study start Architect 1 with Bjørn Otto Braaten

Place: Workroom 324, 1st grade Architect

Time: 09:15

The Buddy Scheme

Join the Buddy scheme for Architect students, and get to know your fellow students at NTNU right away. All new students are encouraged to participate. It will give you a good start of your new student life in Trondheim. 

The buddy scheme for architect studetns are organiszed by the student organization Broderskabet. More information and sign up. 

Timetable and curriculum

Find the timetable for your courses here.

Under each course you will find information about exams, schedules and faculty.

Information concerning curriculum is to be posted.

Would you like to create beautiful buildings that will outlast you? Would you like to shape aesthetic and practical surroundings to people's delight? Do you want to work within a fascinating profession?

By following this five-year long Master's degree programme in Architecture you will be trained as a creative planner in one of Norway's largest industries. Planning and building activities in Norway amount to more than NOK 100 billion every year. The architect's main area of responsibility and knowledge is the shaping of our physical surroundings with a view to quality, practical use and aesthetic value.


At NTNU we make sure our lecturers are highly skilled professionals. Landscape architects, interior decorators, advanced engineers, philosophers, sociologists, industrial designers and art historians teach alongside performing artists, but the majority of our teachers are trained architects. This is a presumption in order for our students to learn how to include the different architectural aspects in their work.

A project and problem based programme

Through project assignments and lectures the students will learn how to approach problems of various natures, and solve them in an aesthetical, practical and resource-friendly manner.

Parallel to the projects, we teach various theoretical, analytical and practical subjects which provide the basis for the creative process.


The first three years of the programme are identical for all students. After that, the students may specialize over two years within the following areas:

  • Planning of buildings and building environments for industry and business, public institutions and housing
  • Form and function, creative processes and planning methodology
  • Technical and financial aspects of architectural activities. Construction engineering, technical installations, building economy, building management and computer engineering
  • Drawing, plastic form, use of colours and aesthetic communication
  • The theory and history of architecture; protection, renovation and improvement of buildings and building environments
  • City and town development, physical planning.


Excursions in Norway and abroad are an important element of the programme. The students' sense of form is trained through personal observations of surroundings and objects. Studies of both historical and modern examples are important in the learning process.

Studies abroad are also relevant for many students in their final part of the programme.


Grade level: Master
Language: Norwegian
Restricted admission: Yes
Application deadline: 15. April
Host Faculty:
Faculty of Architecture and Design