Coastal and Marine Engineering and Managment - CoMEM

Programme content Track 1

Track 1  - Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering (NTNU)

(the link below amended 23 November 2012)

Learning objectives Track 1


The Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering track provides students with the knowledge, skills and competencies for sustainable marine coastal development in the vulnerable Arctic region. The students will mostly acquire the knowledge on the environmental actions for the design of Arctic port, coastal and offshore structures at NTNU combined with the specialisation in coastal morphology at TU Delft. Thus, a graduate from the Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering Track will have a sound coastal engineering competence specialized in marine arctic engineering technology. The experience in coastal fieldwork undertaken in the Norwegian Arctic region combined with exposure to Coastal morphological issues in the Netherlands provides the necessary knowledge.


The engineering graduate from the track Arctic Marine Coastal Engineering may choose to obtain particular skills in:

  • Developing analytical solutions
  • Performing numerical analysis
  • Conducting experimental work in a laboratory, e.g. cold room, ice tank, wave and current flumes.
  • Carrying out field work and full-scale experiments in the Arctic areas

General competence

The engineering graduate has competence and insight into:

  • Fluid mechanics, notably in relation to ocean waves and wave structure interactions
  • Probabilistic design methods and risk management;
  • Port, coastal and offshore structures
  • Ice mechanics and physics
  • Ice-structures interaction (actions and action effects)
  • Assessment and estimation of the carrying capacity of floating ice for operations and transport
  • Sea ice drift modelling
  • Consequences of climate change in the arctic

List of Compulsory and Optional Courses are posted in the Study Guide (See the For students tab)