Coastal and Marine Engineering and Managment - CoMEM

Admission Requirements

Coastal and Marine Engineering and Managment - CoMEM

Admissions and applications are administered by the Coordinating University - the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

Admission and selection procedures

Below is the minimum requirements for being considered for admission to the programme:

1. A university BSc degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering. Other relevant degrees may also be considered for admission to the CoMEM Programme. You have a thorough general knowledge on the fundamentals in engineering or numerate physical sciences and your degree represents a minimum of 180 ECTS (including topics within the fields of mathematics/statistics equivalent to 30 ECTS). If a candidate is in the process of obtaining the Bachelor degree, he/she may apply for admission to CoMEM. He/she must include a letter from the university stating the anticipated date of completion of the degree. We may conditionally admit him/her, based on transcripts, detailed information about the curriculum and the expected date of graduation. The conditional admission letter will include the deadline date for obtaining your BSc degree.

2. A BScCumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 75 %> of the scale maximum.

3. Proof of English languageproficiency

CoMEM requires the language certificate to have been issued within the past two years**
Please note:
* exclusively nationals from the USA, the English speaking part of Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand are exempt from the English language requirement.

** please note that those choosing to go to City, University of London (Track 2) for the 3rd and 4th semester will apply for a student visa that requires at the time of application that you hold a English test not older than two years. This means that you should either submit a newly taken test when applying or must be prepared to re-take an exam in the event your test is older than 2 years when applying for the UK student visa for more than 6 months. 

4. A clear and CoMEM relevant statement in English (1000 words maximum)
This statement should explain why you would be a good participant in the CoMEM  MSc programme. This should include: 1) your academic and personal motivation; 2) your relevant skills and abilities; and 3) which aspects of the CoMEM curriculum appeals to you?

5. A resume (curriculum vitae) in English
CoMEM is looking for individuals who have the potential to excel in coastal and marine engineering and management as exemplified by their academic and professional activities and demonstrable aspirations.

6. Admission policy

  • The intent of the admission policy is to ensure equal opportunities for qualified BSc graduates from all countries. 
  • Students are individually assessed on the basis of their academic and professional record, personal statements, letters of recommendation and English language competency.
  • A limited number of Erasmus+ scholarships are available for Partner and Programme country applicants . Some additional specific region scholarships will also be offered awarded by the EU/EACEA agency after selection lists have been submitted. EU guidelines are followed with regard to the selection and awarding of EU scholarships. For more information consult: EACEA FAQ. Priority for selection of scholarships is given to those holding a BSc over those already holding a MSc.
  • Applicants can apply to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus (EM) programmes (for a scholarship) and are required to specify in their application whether they have applied to other EM courses.

7. Information related to selection and admission procedures. The consortium aims to attract and select elite students and applies the following three step application process: 1) The NTNU international relation office draws up admission advice based on the relevance of the applicant. 2) The CoMEM Admission Reviewer ranks each student based on their application, admission advice and the admission criteria. 3) The CoMEM Consortium Board reviews the final admission advice and develops the final ranking and the nominations for the EM scholarships in a joint meeting in February. This process considers gender and geographical balance and students with special needs. The joint application, selection and admission procedure guarantees a fair and transparent selection of the best possible CoMEM candidates.