Cold Climate Engineering

Cold Climate Engineering

Cold Climate Engineering (Nordic Master's Programme)


  • MasterFull time, 2 years
  • Location Trondheim
  • Requirements See Admission
  • Max. places See Admission
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Apply before1. March *(varies, see admissions)
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Study at two Nordic universities

The Master’s program in Cold climate engineering is a collaboration between three of the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). The program gives you a unique opportunity to tailor your degree based on your academic interests.

You will get to study at two of the partner universities, spending one year at each. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. 

The universities participating in the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering are:

  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology

The coordinator of the Nordic Master in Cold climate engineering is Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

You can find more information about master in Cold climate engineering on DTUs webpage.

Graduates from the programme will benefit from the combined competencies, knowledge and facilities from some of the leading technical universities in the field of Arctic research and will gain a holistic approach to engineering in one of the most challenging regions of the world.

The master is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe and gives you an unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard. By actually going to the Arctic and applying your skills, you get valuable first-hand insight into working as an engineer in one of the most challenging areas of the world.

Read more about Master in Cold Climate Engineering on DTUs webpage.

Each track gives a profound understanding of how the obtained specialisations can be applied in jobs as consulting or practising engineers, working in places such as design and construction companies, the mining industry, high-tech companies, research operations, and governmental bodies.

All graduates will be prepared to work in teams of experts with different international backgrounds (education, values, language, culture, etc.).

Read more about career prospects for Cold Climate Engineers on DTUs webpage

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim. 

Student life in Trondheim

Read about the structure of the programme on DTUs webpage.

Students applying for the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering must have obtained a Bachelor's (BSc) Degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits.

There are a number of additional requirements depends on study tracks, also with respect to participant's English language abilities.

How to apply

Application deadline for all universities is 1 March

It is a joint admission for the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering. This means that all applications must be submitted through DTUs online application portal.

You can expect information on your admission results in March/April.

  • In the application, you must indicate your study track and specify which universities you will attend in accordance to the mobility scheme.
  • All applicants must write a motivation letter as part of the application

Information about practical matters for staying in the Nordic countries

We can help you with questions about the study programme or any other academic questions.

Find contact information on DTUs webpage.

Contact information for enrolled NTNU students.