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Petroleum Engineering (Master's Programme) and Petroleum Geosciences (Master's Programme)

Student life

  MSc in Petroleum Engineering and MSc in Petroleum Geosciences will be replaced by MSc in Geoscience and Georesources from the academic year 2023/24. Read about and find information about MSc in Geoscience and Georesources.

International focus

An international atmosphere has existed at the Department of Geoscience and Petroleum from the very beginning, grounded in the many teachers, researchers and students from various countries. The department actively cooperates with altogether more than 50 countries.

In addition are PhD-positions often awarded to international candidates. These positions also constitute the basis for international research cooperation. Professors have individual scientific cooperation with various foreign institutions. 


Geosciences involve a great deal of field studies and excursions as a part of the teaching. This is an useful and interesting way of learning about nature and the geological processes, and is highly popular among the students.

The field studies in the foundational course in Geology are primarily carried out in the county of Trøndelag where NTNU is situated. The advanced courses also include field studies in the Oslo area, in the northern region Finnmark, at Svalbard, in Great Britain and Spain.

Field studies and excursions are equally important in the engineering and technology subjects as they are in the geosciences. Here you will visit plants and industrial enterprises of various sizes all over the country, or tunnel and construction projects. We also visit natural areas that require special measures as regards the environment. Excursions and field studies change from year to year in order to make the studies as up-to-date as possible.

Student organisation

Bergstuderendes Forening (student organisation) is one of the oldest student associations, with traditions originating from 1757. It is important to our members to maintain these traditions, and they remain a key factor in maintaining a successful relations with our former members now working in industry, who are generous with their good ideas and constructive criticism. The association is run by students (aided by some former members). 

CT laboratory


  • Research laboratories
  • Student laboratories
  • Lecture rooms
  • Library
  • Servers & computer halls
  • CT-laboratory
  • Hydrate - laboratory /calorimeter laboratory
  • Virtual Reality-laboratory
  • Control room/Integrated Operations room
  • Mechanical workshop
  • Electronics workshop
  • Conference & meeting rooms
  • Canteen/coffee bar

Student in Trondheim

Student in Trondheim

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Trondheim has over 180 000 inhabitants and 33 000 students who make their mark on the city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim.  

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