Hydropower Development

Master's degree programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Hydropower Development

Two students are looking at a water turbine
Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU

About Hydropower Development

In future, renewable hydropower will remain the most important source of electricity production in Norway. Norway has developed competence at the highest international level within environmentally-friendly development and operation of hydropower plants. Old plants will be upgraded and made more efficient, and in years ahead investments will be made in the development of minor power plants.


The programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

Job prospects

With a master’s degree in Hydropower Development you will have interesting engineering career prospects both in Norway and abroad.

Study environment

Information about learing methods and activities and relevant project and thesis work.

Programme components

This master's degree programme extends over two academic years (4 semesters) and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits.


You can contact our student advisers on email: studier@iv.ntnu.no or telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00 if you have any questions about the programme of study or if you have other academic questions.

Master of Science

Master of Science

Please note that this international programme will award all students a degree in Master of Science, and students will not be awarded the title "Sivilingeniør".

Facts about the programme


Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSB1
Restricted admission: Yes

Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

City: Trondheim

This information is relevant for the present academic year.

How to apply

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UNs Sustainable Development Goal 7 Affordable and clean energy. Link to UNs Sustainable development goal number 7

UN Sustainable development goal 7 is about ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør!Application deadlines

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2019

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2020

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2020

The application portal is open for students within the nordics only. The intake for 2021 will begin in October for non-eu students.

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