Master’s degree programme, 2 years

Information Systems

– About the study programme
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This programme is taught in English.

New student 2018

13 - 18 August: Orientation week

Orientation week

We strongly encourage all new international students to attend Orientation Week 13-18 August.

It is an ideal opportunity for you to get to know NTNU and Trondheim.

See the programme and more information about orientation week on "new international student".

Tuesday 14 August Matriculation

09:30 am: Matriculation – on the lawn behind the main building at Gløshaugen

Ceremony for all new NTNU-students. Meet in good time before the ceremony starts.

Monday 20 August Orientation meeting at the department

11:15 am: Orientation meeting at the department – IT-bygget, room 454

Our academic and administrative staff will welcome you. There will be served lunch and be given a guided tour of the departments student areas.


Practical information

Arrival checlist

Manage your studies


Information for Information Systems students

See wiki-page "MSc Information Systems" on NTNUs Intranet "Innsida"


How to get to NTNU

Local bus

Use ATB's travel planner to get specific route information.

Airbus transport

How to get from the airport to Trondheim and the student villages.


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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:
Office of International Relations


Application deadlines

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

EU/EEA students: 
1 March 2019

Norwegian/Nordic students:
15 April 2019

The application portal will open in mid-October 

Do you have questions about your application? Please see our FAQ