Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Information Systems

– About the study programme
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The Master of Science in Information Systems will be replaced by a new Master of Science (MSc) in Informatics from 2019.

The Master of Science in Information Systems is offered by the Department of Computer and Information Science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The programme is aimed at senior students with a bachelors degree who want to specialize in information systems. Upon successful completion the student will receive a master of science degree.

The programme focuses on the technical areas of information systems design and engineering, providing a broad overview of basic methods and specialized training in selected cutting edge technologies.

The driving forces of Information Systems

The pervasive nature of modern digitized information technology (IT) has created the need to conceive of products, solutions and services in terms that reach far beyond consideration of software and hardware design.

Broadly construed, the information systems field is concerned with the complete life cycle of IT adoption including software conception, design and adoption; organizational IT culture and change management; knowledge engineering and management; and social and cultural aspects of IT. To this list we may add the relatively recent set of issues created by the proliferation of distributed knowledge and services on the Internet, as well as the development of intelligent adaptive technologies for dealing with them.

The skills required for adequate use of Information Technology in the wider context are in great demand in commercial and academic settings. Our programme responds to this demand by providing training in the principles and practice of Information Systems engineering. We achieve this by presenting students with up to date knowledge on our areas of specialty including model driven development, collaborative technologies, intelligent systems, knowledge engineering and web based services, and health informatics.


Our goal is to educate our students to become information systems engineers who have the ability to conceive IT solutions in the widest context. As a completed student you will have the knowledge you require to assemble requirements and solutions with a sensitivity to the broad set of consequences your decisions may have. During the course you will gain a working knowledge of theoretical and technical issues in a range of domains, and will learn to make decisions about the applicability of various possible solutions. You will gain experience in solution and implementation through customer driven projects, and will also be given the opportunity to participate in forward looking technologies by undertaking project work with one of the many innovative research projects at the department.

Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website


Degree: Master of Science in Engineering
Duration: 2 year, 120 ECTS
Programme code: MSINFOSYST
Restricted admission: Yes
Language of instruction: English
Application deadlines: See "Admission"

City: Trondheim (Campus Gløshaugen)
Faculty of Information Technology and Eletrical Engineering

Application and Prerequisites:
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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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Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim