M.Sc. On Campus

Marine and Offshore Technology

24 months
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MSc in Marine and Offshore Technology at University of Stavanger is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the marine and offshore industry.


MSc in Marine and Offshore Technology at University of Stavanger has a strong international profile with students from all over the world.

Marine and Offshore Technology graduates will be equipped with the best theoretical and practical tools since we have some of the strongest academic staff in the world within this field.

Students will gain detailed knowledge in designing, constructing, maintaining and removing of marine and offshore structures. Further, they will look into systems and operations related to installation by combining basic mechanical engineering subjects with marine technology.

Students will also be able to meet and solve challenges on an advanced engineering level outside the area of specializations and in close cooperation with experts from other fields.

By completing this Master’s Degree Programme, graduates will be qualified for many attractive job positions in the marine sector.


A master's degree in Marine and offshore technology gives you competence in high demand in a variety of activities related to the offshore industry. 

Offshore structural engineering is central in connection with the:

  • upgrading of existing offshore structures
  • design and building of new smaller or larger structures. 

Marine and offshore technology are growth industries today. In Norway half of the petroleum produced comes from subsea installations and Norwegian companies are key players in all international markets for subsea and deep water technologies. The offshore activity off the Norwegian coast and in the arctic regions is expected to grow in the years to come. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •   Fluid Dynamics
  •  Offshore Field Development
  •  Engineering mathematics and dynamics
  •  Risk analysis and risk management
  •  Mechanics of Solids, Advanced Course
  •  Operations and Maintenance Management
  •  Marine Technology and Design

  • Master thesis Marine and Offshore Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Exact application periods:

  • Nordic countries: 1st February - 15th April
  • Non EU applicants: 15th November – 1st December
  • EU applicants: 1st February - 1st March


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Admission to this master's programme requires a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C (according to ECTS Standards) in your bachelor's degree.

However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades. Applicants with a grade level equivalent to Second Class Lower Division or lower will not be considered for admission.

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor´s degree within one of the following disciplines or equivalent degree is required:

  • Civil/structural engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Materials engineering  
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Offshore engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Subsea engineering

All applicants must have at least 30 ECTS credits in mathematics/statistics/calculus.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee per semester, with the exception of exchange students.

Living costs for Stavanger

10497 - 15897 NOK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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