Maritime Engineering

Maritime Engineering

Maritime Engineering (Nordic Master's Programme)


MSNMME, Tue Jul 16 14:50:08 MEST 2024 | M2

Do you want to specialise in ocean structurers, passenger ships, ship design or ship operations? Take a Master in Maritime Engineering.  

Master in Maritime Engineering is a collaboration between four of the five leading technical universities in the Nordic countries (Nordic Five Tech). You get to spend at least one semester (30 ECTS) at two of the partner universities. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities. 

The coordinator of the Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is Aalto University. Find more information about the master's programme on Aalto's webpage.

NTNU is ranked number four in the world for Marine/Ocean Engineering by Shanghai Ranking's 2022.

Start of studies 2024

See information about the start of studies in Trondheim

The Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering is based on the expertise of the participating universities within naval architecture, offshore engineering and maritime engineering. Participants will profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities' long standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialize in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance.

The Nordic Master programme in Maritime Engineering deals with ships, small craft, yachts and offshore structures. The programme focuses on principles within design, construction and operation of ship and offshore structures, and their interaction with the environment. 

You can choose between the following study tracks:

  • Ocean Structures (NTNU, Norway)
  • Passenger Ships (Aalto, Finland)
  • Ship Design (Chalmers, Sweden)
  • Ship Operations (DTU, Denmark)

Read more about Master in Maritime Engineering on Aalto's webpage.

Read about career prospects on Aalto's webpage.

As a student on Maritime Engineering, you will be part of an international environment and you will have lectures, assignment and laboratory work as learning methods. 

Mannhullet is the student organisation for Maritime Engineering students.

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. 


Student life in Trondheim

Master in Maritime Engineering is a two years full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The language of instruction is English.

You will get to spend at least one semester (30 ECTS) at two different partner universities. You graduate with a double master’s degree from the two universities.

The universities participating in Master in Maritime Engineering are:

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Aalto University in Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

You can find information about the programme structure, study tracks and courses on Aalto's webpage

There is a joint admission for Master in Maritime Engineering. This means that all applications must be submitted through Aalto's online application portal.

Application deadline: 1 March

How to apply and admission requirements for Master in Maritime Engineering.

Information about practical matters for staying in the Nordic countries

We can help you with questions about the study programme or any other academic questions.

Find contact information on Aaltos webpage.

Contact information for enrolled NTNU students.


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

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