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The world is changing, the technology is developing and we need to follow the fast moving trends and adapt. Controlling factors as improved performance, cost-effectiveness and safety becomes crucial in the hunt for success. MSc in Engineering Structures and Materials at University of Stavanger will provide you with all the necessary engineering tools to turn challenges into opportunities. 

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Computer aided design and manufacturing, mechanical systems, offshore and civil engineering structures, and renewable energy technology have been benefited from the research and development on Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Materials Science, Structural Integrity, Steel Structures, Finite Elements etc. 

The advances on above engineering fields have improved the performance, cost-effectiveness and safety of Engineering Structures. Advanced alloys, concrete, composites, and polymers with the aid of computational mechanics, applied mathematics, microscopy, and experimental investigation provide today significant tools for engineering design and product development.

MSc in Engineering Structures and Materials at University of Stavanger  offered at the University of Stavanger will provide students with an expertise and advanced knowledge, skills and general competence in Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science through the following specializations: 

  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The above specializations have a sound international profile with students from all over the world. Graduated students have a comprehensive background in engineering science and technology and will be able to apply this knowledge within the area of their specialization. After the completion of the course package they can: (a) provide consulting, (b) work in industries or projects, (c) be managers or researchers, (d) design technological products, and (e) perform field measurements.


The programme qualifies the graduates for a broad range of positions in private industry and public organizations. Since the core of the master programme consists of commonly usable principles and methods, graduate students can qualify for many attractive job positions in offshore and civil engineering industries, renewable energy projects, production and manufacturing industries and a diverse range of mechanical operations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structural Integrity
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Life Extension of Structures
  • Finite Element Methods, Advanced Course
  • Environmental Loads 
  • Plastic Analysis of Structures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Exact application periods:

  • Nordic counties: 1st February - 15th April
  • Non-EU: 10th December - 10th January 
  • EU: 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

For specialisations in Mechanical Systems/ Renewable Energy:

  • A Bachelor's degree in mechanical, material, marine, process, structural engineering or equivalent is required.

For specialisations in Civil Engineering Structures/ Offshore Structure:

  • A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or equivalent with minimum 40 ECTS credits of structural engineering specialisation courses is required. 

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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