Study structure

Materials Science and Engineering (Master's Programme)

Programme structure

Cows stand in the middle of a field with solar cell panels to each side. Photo
Both solar cells and agriculture require large areas. But what if the plants and solar cells can share the same area? That is what's being tested in Norways first solarshare park outside Trondheim.

Photo: Jøte Toftaker / NRK 

The two-year MSc programmes at NTNU extend over four semesters and have the following general structure:

  • 1st and 2nd semester: Practical engineering courses based on the chosen study programme and specialisation. Interdisciplinary group project (Experts in Teamwork, EiT).
  • 3rd and 4th semester : A non-technological topic. Specialisation project with an accompanying specialisation course, normally continued into the final master’s thesis in the 4th semester.

The master’s thesis can begin when all courses are passed in the education plan, and the requirement for work experience has been fulfilled. The duration of the master’s thesis is typically 20 weeks.

Choose between the following two specialisations to tailor your niche. You may apply directly to:

Study plan details

Check the current schedule for compulsory and elective courses by year and semester, as well as other details about the programme.

Study plan