Mechatronics and Automation

Mechatronics and Automation

Mechatronics and Automation (Sivilingeniør) (Master's Programme)

Student is operating an underwater drone in an aquarium. Photo: Maren Haanshuus Mikkelsen/NTNU


MSMECAUT, Fri Dec 01 16:53:46 CET 2023 | M2

Dive into the world of intelligent machines

The Master's program in Mechatronics and Automation Engineering combines mechanics, electronics, and programming. 

You'll design, build, and program intelligent machines, working on practical industry projects. 

You can create software to simulate operations in the healthcare sector or build underwater drones to monitor gas pipelines and fish farms. 

You'll be part of a new generation of engineers capable of turning ideas into reality, contributing to sustainable and innovative solutions in an increasingly automated world.

In the Master's program in Mechatronics and Automation, you'll learn to develop the future's smart, sustainable systems.

The program guides you through the process of designing, integrating, and analyzing automated, intelligent machines and systems that can collaborate - these are referred to as cyber-physical systems. You'll delve into artificial intelligence and have the ability to virtually test designs using digital twins.

In our advanced laboratories, you'll develop mechatronic systems - from concept to fully functional models.

You can specialize in one of the following study tracks:

  • Robotics and Intelligent Systems

The specialization in robotics and intelligent systems focuses on the practical application of cybernetics, robotics, and intelligent mechatronic systems.

  • Maritime Systems

The specialization in maritime systems involves mechatronic systems operating in the maritime domain, both above and below the sea surface. 

The Master's program is closely linked to businesses, allowing you to tackle real challenges within the industry and maritime sectors.

Read more about what you will learn

With a Master's Degree in Mechatronics and Automation, you get a broad engineering competence with specialisation in mechatronics and automation.

This competence is in high demand in technology companies across Norway. For example, this expertise can be applied in the ongoing digital transformation within the maritime sector or in the manufacturing industry, where automated production solutions and 'smart products' are crucial to ensure the competitiveness of Norwegian companies.

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As a student on this master's program, you will be part of a tight-knit and welcoming study environment. 

Mechatronics and Anutomation students is part of the student organisation Sigma and Syntax. The student organisations organises social and professional activities throughout the academic year.

Studying in Ålesund will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore a region of Norway that is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords.

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This master's degree programme extends over two academic years (4 semesters) and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits.

It is possible to take one semester abroad during your studies.

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Admission to this programme is open to students with a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent.

You must have a minimum of 25 ECTS credits in mathematics, 5 ECTS credits in statistics and 5 ECTS credits in physics in your bachelor's/undergraduate degree.

The master's programme is open to both international and Norwegian students.

The application portal opens 1 November.

Tuition fees
There are no tuition fees for students from the EU/EEA + Switzerland. For non-European students, tuition fees are being charged according to category C. More information is available on our web page about the tuition fees.

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