Geotechnics and Geohazards

Master's Degree Programme, 2 years, Trondheim

Geotechnics and Geohazards

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About the programme

About Geotechnics and Geohazards

Each year, natural catastrophes due to geological hazards cause countless of deaths and extensive damage to the environment and infrastructure worldwide. Geohazards include landslides, rockslides, avalanches, earthquakes and tsunamis. Many lives could be saved and enormous destruction avoided if people knew more about geohazards forecasting and prevention.


This programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

Job Prospects

Within geotechnics, there has been a shortage of new candidates on the market for several years now. Both consulting companies and entrepreneurs are looking for more people with this type of competence.

Study Environment

Information about the Geotechnical Engineering research group and engineering studies at NTNU. 

Programme Components

Geotechnics and Geohazards is a two-year full-time master's degree programme, and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The master's degree programme is taught in English. 


You can contact our student advisers on email: or telephone: (+47) 73 59 37 00 if you have any questions about the programme of study or if you have other academic questions.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Sustainable development goals

Geotechnics and geohazards focuses on the following sustainable development goals:


  • Study level: Master
  • Study programme: Geotechnics and Geohazards (Master's Programme)
  • Degree type: Master of Science in Engineering
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 120
  • Unit: Faculty of Engineering
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Location: Trondheim

Krysspublisert! IKKE rør! Application deadlines

Digital lectures for the first semesterMore Information for International students who have been offered admission into an international Master’s programme at NTNU.

Application deadlines

Non-EU/non-EEA students: 
1 December 2020

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2021

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2021

Admission August 2021: The application portal will open in October for non-EU students

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Group for EU applicants
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Master of Science

Master of Science

Please note that this international programme will award all students a degree in Master of Science, and students will not be awarded the title "Sivilingeniør".