Subsea Technology

Subsea Technology

Subsea Technology (Master's Programme)

Two students are in the Subsea Process Control Laboratory. Photo: Geir Mogen/NTNU


MSSUBSEA, Mon Sep 25 05:18:04 CEST 2023 | M2

Do you want to contribute to ensure a stable and reliable energy supply? Do you want to learn how to solve some of the most difficult engineering challenges in the world, with technology that must withstand the most hostile environment known to mankind?

In the Subsea Technology master programme you will learn the technical and scientific skills necessary to tackle these and other challenges.

As a student of Subsea Technology you will learn about equipment used in subsea production and processing of oil and gas. You will also learn to analyse both technical and safety aspects of subsea production and processing of oil and gas, both analytically and using digital tools. 

You can choose one of the following main profiles:

  • Production and Processing Systems; focus on the technical equipment and how to control the flow of oil and gas from the reservoir to the surface optimally and sustainably.
  • Operation and Maintenance; focus on safe and reliable operation and maintenance of equipment.

The skills you learn also has uses outside the petroleum industry; safety analysis and materials science has uses in all industries, and equipment currently used for oil and gas has other uses (for example, drilling water wells or carbon capture and storage). 

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Companies all over the world needs engineers and scientists with expertise in technical solutions necessary to exploit petroleum resources hidden below the seabed.

You can for example work in:

  • oil and gas companies 
  • equipment suppliers
  • service providers
  • consulting firms

There is great demand for engineers with a master's degree in Subsea Technology now and for decades to come. The skills you learn can also be put to use in other industries.

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Your day as a student of Subsea Technology, will consist of lectures, exercises (theoretical, simulation, and laboratory-based), project work, and self-study. You will be part of an international learning environment

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 Subsea Technology is a two-year full-time study and constitutes a course load of 120 ECTS credits. The language of instruction is English. 

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

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To qualify for admission to Master in Subsea Technology, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent, or a 5-year integrated MSc in Engineering.
  • A minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in the Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree, including one statistics course.

At least 7.5 ECTS credits in each of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry, and control theory is recommended.

The study programme has 12 study places for international students and 6 study places for Norwegian/Nordic students. 

The application portal opens in the middle of October.

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

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