MSc in Oil and Gas Technology

Experience-based, Part-time, Master's degree programme, Trondheim

MSc in Oil and Gas Technology

Johan Sverdrup

No admission

There is no longer admission to this study programme. Last admission was in the autumn semester 2018.


This is an experience-based master's degree programme created in collaboration with the Federation of Norwegian Industries (Norsk Industri). The structure of this programme is created to offer out students a flexible programme, where you can either participate in specific courses, or take the masters degree part-time while working.

Target group

The programme targets engineers with a completed Bachelor’s degree, mainly within industry-related companies, such as operators, government agencies and supply companies within the oil and gas sector.

About the programme

The Master’s degree includes a total of 90 ECTS credits, consisting of 8 courses of 7,5 credits and a Master’s thesis of 30 credits. All NTNU’s experience-based Master’s programmes are adapted to part-time studies, with a normal study progression of 15 credits per semester (equivalent to two courses). Candidates from the Master’s programme are not directly qualified to enter PhD programmes without taking additional courses, since the PhD programme requires that candidates must have a minimum of 120 ECTS credits at a Master’s level.

Programme structure

The Master of Science in Oil and Gas Technology consists of three modules, with a combined total of 90 ECTS credits:

  • Basic module (30 ECTS credits)
  • Specialization module (30 ECTS credits)
  • Master’s thesis (30 ECTS credits)

The basic module and the specialization module consist of courses of 7,5 ECTS each. Courses are normally taught once per calendar year. Individual courses may be completed in whichever order a student prefers. However, our general recommendation is that the basic module should be completed before the specialization module, to enable students to gain maximum benefit from lectures and exercises.

After agreement with the study programme coordinator, a project may be included as an elective course in the programme. The project must be relevant to the student’s chosen specialization, and is considered as theoretical preparation for the Master’s thesis. One of the conditions for doing a project is that the relevant department must have available supervisor capacity.

Admission requirements

A Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree in Engineering/Technology as well as a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience is required in order to qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Oil and Gas Technology.

Candidates’ work experience will be evaluated in accordance with NTNU’s Admission regulations.

It is possible to for students to be admitted to individual courses without being admitted to the Master’s programme. Admission requirements as well as recommended previous knowledge can be found in each course’s course description on NTNU’s web pages.


Programme facts

Programme facts

Degree: Experience-based Master of Science in Oil and Gas Technology

Credits: 90 ECTS

Programme code: MSOILGAST

Form of instruction: Part time study based on assemblies in Trondheim. Instruction is in English.

Fee: See Fees and Cancellation


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