M.Sc. Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering (no admittance 2012)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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Application deadline: December 1 (International apllicants); April 15 (Nordic applicants)
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: August  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Special application information:
This 2-year master programme MSCOASTMAR is put on hold until further notice. There will be no application to the 2012-2014 programme. Whether there will be a new round of application / admission for the programme 2013-2015 in Fall 2012 will be announced early September 2012.


Are you interested in the coast? Would you like to develop the necessary knowledge for building infrastructure, protecting the environment, creating value, and using coastal resources safely and efficiently?

This Master of Science degree programme in Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering is a two year graduate study programme which integrates Norwegian and foreign students. As such, all lectures are conducted in English. Each course yields 7.5 ECTS credits.On completion of the programme, graduates are awarded the title Master of Science.


While the first year of the study consists of basic compulsory and optional courses on graduate level, the second year provides a specialization in Marine Civil Engineering through a specialization project and course. In addition one completive course must be chosen. The specialization is supplemented by a non-technical course. In order to best prepare participants for a role in the value-generative and sustainable development of the coastal and northern regions, the curriculum emphasizes the following areas of activity:

* describing the physical marine environment (wind, waves, current and ice)
* effects of load from the marine environment and load effects on the coast and coastal structures
* the development of coastal and harbour infrastructure
* arctic marine civil engineering.


The MSc programme in Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering takes 2 years of full-time study.

Year 1 - The first year consists of compulsory and elective courses providing the basis for the specialization project, and subjects in the second year related to Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering or Arctic Marine Civil Engineering. The last semester is spent on the Masters thesis (30 credits).

Year 2 - In the second year of study there will be ample possibilities for contact and cooperation with research organizations or industries in the specialization project and in the thesis work.

Specialization options

* Coastal Engineering
* Port Engineering
* Marine Civil Engineering
* Marine Geotechnics
* Arctic Offshore Engineering *


The master program is of 120 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All course moduls are of 7.5 ECTS credits. In the first two semesters you have to take 4 course modules corresponding to 30 credits each semester. (» NTNU's grading and credit system ).

Semester 3 - mandatory courses and options

In the 3rd semester students take 2 technical courses, 1 non-technical course, and an individual project of 7.5 credits. Students intending to specialize in Arctic Marine Civil engineering may with the consent of the supervising professor take this semester at UNIS, Svalbard.

Master's thesis

In the last semester students write a master thesis during the course of a 20 week period.The master thesis should if possible be completed in co-operation with partner institutions. Students intending to specialize in Arctic Marine Civil engineering may with consent of the supervising professor complete their master's thesis at UNIS, Svalbard.


BSc/BEng degree in Civil Engineering, Coastal Engineering or Harbour Engineering. Applicants with an equivalent BSc/BEng degree in Engineering may also be considered if you have 2-3 years of relevant work experience within port and coastal works.
English language requirements: TOEFL score: 500/170; IELTS mark: 5.0
Language of teaching: English


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