Marine Technology

Marine Technology

Marine Technology (Master's Programme)

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The oceans are a key resource for addressing numerous international challenges: transportation, energy, and food production for the growing global population. Master of Marine Technology provides you with the fundamental background for technical solutions which safely and sustainably exploit marine resources.

Marine technology is an ideal specialization for bachelor’s degree engineers with technical interests, and paves the way for a wide variety of career possibilities.

We are ranked among top ten in the world for Marine/Ocean Engineering by Shanghai Ranking's 2023.

You learn about technology, techniques and methods connected to design, engineering, construction and operation of marine systems and structures.

You get wide fundamental knowledge of the field of Marine Technology and advanced knowledge in at least one of the program’s specialisation subjects:

  • Marine Cybernetics
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Marine Machinery
  • Marine Structures
  • Marine Systems Design

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A master's degree in Marine Technology is a desirable competence for the maritime and shipping industries and academic institutions worldwide.

Graduates from this study programme have found key positions in a wide range of areas such as maritime administration and classification societies, offshore, shipping and ship management companies, the Royal Norwegian Navy, maritime educational and research institutions, oil companies and consultancy services.

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As a student on Marine Technology you will have lectures, project work and practical training in laboratories as teaching methods. 

Marine Technology students is part of the student organisation Mannhullet. 

Trondheim is known for its great student environment and has been named Norway's best student city. Whatever you like to do in your spare time, you will definitely find something to do in Trondheim. 

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Master in Marine Technology is a two years full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits.

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

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The normal requirements for entry to the MSc programmes will be a Bachelor of Science degree or a similar qualification (at least 3 years of university study) in areas related to marine technology, such as:

  • Naval Architecture
  • Marine Engineering
  • Offshore Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Coastal or Harbour Engineering

All lectures are given in English. A good working knowledge of English is therefore essential. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to complete a graduate programme in English.

In order to qualify for admission to one of NTNU's 2-year Master of Science programmes in Technology, all applicants must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in their Bachelor's/undergraduate degree, including at least one statistics course.

The study programme has 15 study places for international students.

The application portal opens 1 November.

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We can help you with your study plan, compulsory and optional subjects, exams, deadlines and other general questions about the programme of study.

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  We are ranked among top ten in the the world for Marine/Ocean Engineering by Shanghai Ranking's 2023.

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