Applied Computer Science


Applied Computer Science


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Welcome to study start at NTNU

Welcome to study start at NTNU

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

Due to the current situation with the pandemic, this year's matriculation ceremony will be digital.   

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

More information on this year's matriculation ceremony.

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 about the information meetings will be published on the New international student's webpage as soon as it is available.

At the start-up seminar you will receive important information about the study program. You will meet the people you are going to study with, your teachers and the academic community. 

Please note that the program is subject to change.

Programme Monday 17th August

Time frame: 09.15–12.00

The meeting will held in hybrid form, both allowing for physical attendance as well as virtual participation. Further meeting information will be provided closer to the time.

  • Welcome to new students
  • Overview of study programme
  • Introduction of research groups and research opportunities
  • Questions and Answers

Checklist and manage your studies

For new students, this is what you need to do to get started:

How to get to NTNU Gjøvik

Local bus

Use Innlandstrafikk's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airport Transport

There is no direct train to Gjøvik from the airport, so take the bus.

Map of NTNU

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Join the buddy week

Join the buddy week – Fadderuka – it will be a good start for your first few weeks in Gjøvik. All new students based in Gjøvik can participate, and you get to know your fellow students on the first day at NTNU.

How to learn norwegian

NTNU has various part-time classes to help you learn Norwegian as a second language, including a free online course. 

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

About Applied Computer Science

About Applied Computer Science

Would you like to improve the way humans work together with technology? You can learn how to develop digital solutions to achieve this.

A master’s degree in Applied Computer Science gives you the knowledge and skills you need to master web, mobile and gaming technology. You will learn how to develop applications, tools and systems for use in today’s digital world. The programme will give you the scientific and analytical skills to see the technology’s potential – and to ask vital questions about how and where it should be used.


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

Admittance to the programme requires an average grade of at least "C" form a bachelor's degree in computer science, informatics, or similar with at least 7,5 credits in math and 80 credits in computer science, digital processing, computer vision or robotics.

Job prospects

As a graduate you will be qualified to work as programmer/application developer, as software consultant, researcher within visual computing, information security, mobile and gaming or in any enterprise that uses digital tools and systems. You will also qualify for PhD programmes in Computer Science.

Study environment

At Gjøvik we offer excellent conditions for students, with modern lecture halls, study rooms, and computer labs. As a master student you will be closely interacting with staff and researchers. In Gjøvik you will be part of a highly international and multi-cultural environment.

Programme components

You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of our fields of expertise:

  • web
  • mobile
  • games
  • colour science and imaging technology
  • visual computing 

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.

Year schedule

The year schedule for Master in Information Security, Master in Computer Science and Experience-based Master in Information Security at NTNU.


Contact if you have any questions regarding the programme.




Degree: Master in Applied Computer Science
Duration: 2 year, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MACS
Grade requirement: C
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

City: Gjøvik, Norway

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 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

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

 Please see our FAQ
Group for EU applicants
Group for non-EU applicants