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With a master’s degree in Product and System Design at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) the future is unlimited. You can take part in shaping the future and contribute to solving challenges related to a safe, efficient and environmentally friendly supply of food, energy and clean water.


This Product and System Design program at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) focuses on the design of systems and equipment related to ocean industries, energy and water infrastructure. The applied design methods and technologies are generic and can be applied in a wide range of industries and applications. 

Job prospects

  • The ocean, energy and water infrastructure industries and the fight to save our environment are global arenas. 
  • Specialists in product and system design related to the oceans and water infrastructure have the world as a workplace. 
  • Jobs range within design, engineering, operations, maintenance as well as management, finance, insurance and governments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modelling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems
  • CAE - Computer Aided Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Product Architecture Applied to Maritime Industry
  • Machinery Systems Design and Analysis
  • Mechatronics, robots and deck machines
  • CFD - Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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90-120 ECTS


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first degree (a bachelor's degree) in a relevant field.
  • English proficiency.
  • Excellent academic performance: A minimum requirement for admission to all programmes is the grade C or better on the ECTS scale. Note that admission is highly competitive. 

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Living costs for Ålesund

12000 - 17000 NOK /month
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