Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Natural Gas Technology

– About the programme

Natural Gas Technology

Natural gas is being used extensively for domestic heating, in chemical industries, and in power generation. The production and processing of natural gas in Norway has also led to research laboratories and education programs being established in this area at NTNU.

Carbon Neutral production technologies is currently of particular industrial concern. As natural gas is going to be of large importance as energy source in the future as well, we would like you to join the team of energy and process engineers who aims at contributing to a cleaner natural gas utilization for the future.

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13 - 16 August: Orientation week

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 13 - 16 August. It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim. 

Norwegian students admitted to an international Master’s programme are not required to attend the Orientation week activities for new international students. However, Norwegian students are required to attend the matriculation ceremony on 14 August, since the matriculation ceremony is compulsory for all new students.

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About the programme

Major challenges with natural gas are the large distances between the production and consumption sites and gas technology which limits the emission of CO2. A large part of the remaining resources are also in offshore reserves, requiring safe technology for subsea production systems.

A two-year international full-time degree MSc programme (120 ECTS credits) is offered for both Norwegian and international students.  All courses are 7.5 ECTS credits and are lectured in English.

The master programme is linked with a cluster of three different master programmes; Petroleum Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Natural Gas Technology. These programmes aim at covering the whole value chain for natural gas, including exploration and production, processing, liquefaction, transport, conversion to chemicals, power generation and heating. The Natural gas technology program offers a quite wide selection of courses within the mechanical engineering aspects of the value chain. Techno-economic optimization is included for the whole value chain. Technologies for carbon dioxide capture and storage is emphasized in the processing and conversion steps of the value chain.

A wide range of specializations:

  • Process Integration
  • Multiphase flows
  • Gas processing and LNG
  • Gas value chain from well to user
  • Combustion and energy conversion
  • Thermal Turbo Machinery
  • Thermal power Cycles, including C02 capture
  • Computation and simulation methods

Key facts:

  • 2 year international Master Programme
  • Requirement: BSc or equivalent in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering
  • All courses are given in English
  • No tuition or admission fee
  • Expected living and housing costs per year: Approx. 80000 NOK = 10000 Euro (proof of funds required to get visa)
  • The job marked for mechanical engineering graduates in Norway is excellent
  • Top students are encouraged to apply!


Host department: Department of Energy and Process Engineering


Degree: Master of Science in Engineering
Duration: 2 years, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSGASTECH
Number of students admitted: 11
Language of instruction: English
Location: Trondheim, Gløshaugen

Host Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering

Host Department:
Energy and Process Engineering

How to apply

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2018

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

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