Master's degree programme, 2 years

(MSc in) Geotechnics and Geohazards

– Programme structure

The 2-year MSc programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards focuses on properties of soils and geological materials, field explor-ation, field measurements, laboratory testing, computer simulations, risk evaluations and practical design skills aiming for engineering solutions to such challenges related to geohazards.

Research topics

The research topics, for both project work and the master thesis,are geared in the direction of geohazards. Many of the project works and MSc theses will be directly related to ICG projects and will be supervised by researchers from the International Centre for Geohazards (ICG) .


7,5 stp

7,5 stp

7,5 stp

7,5 stp





Rock Engineering

Geotechnical Specialization Project

Advanced Course

Elective course *


Experts in Teamwork

Foundations and Slope Analysis

Structural dynamics or
Pavement Technology

Geology and Tunnelling


Geotechnics Field/Lab

Theoretical soil mechanics

Geohazards & Risk Analysis

Applied Geomatics

Elective course *: Any course can be chosen from NTNU's course catalogue, provided it is offered in the respective semester. However, this opportunity is intended to enable students to get relevant knowledge to support their specialization projects and master's theses. Students are therefore advised to consult their supervisors before choosing electivess.

Study plan: For an overview of the elective courses please see the study plan for Geotechnics and Geohazards (MSc).
The published courses may be subject to potential changes. Students should always consult the study plan.

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Study plan

For more information regarding the courses:

Consult with the study plan for Geotechnics and Geohazards

Credit system

The credit system used by NTNU, is based on a workload of 60 credits for each academic year. This corresponds to The European Credit Transfer System credits (ECTS). The ECTS system facilitates student mobility and international curriculum development, and is a system based on the student workload required to achieve the objectives of a study programme.
» NTNU's Grading and Credit System.