Structural and Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Stavanger | Stavanger, Norway
24 months
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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. The Master’s in Engineering Structures and Materials will provide you with all the necessary engineering tools to turn challenges into opportunities.

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The master programme provides an expertise and advanced knowledge, skills and general competence in Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Technology. Graduated students will have a background in engineering science and basic engineering subjects. The students will be able to apply this knowledge within their area of specialisations. The students will be qualified to participate and manage the development and implementation of new technology, methods and principles. Candidates with a master’s degree in Structural and Mechanical Engineering  at University of Stavanger  will be qualified for many attractive jobs in civil engineering structures, production and manufacturing industries, mechanical systems, renewable energy projects and offshore industries. Within the two-year master's programme, students can immerse themselves in mechanical systems, renewable energy, civil engineering structures or offshore structures.

This degree is well suited to those who have an interest in structural engineering (both civil and offshore), mechanical engineering and renewable energy industry.  The master’s programme currently has two specialisations:  

- Mechanical Engineering    

- Structural Engineering 

The specialisation in Mechanical Engineering is well suited to those who have an interest in design and manufacturing of machinery equipment, industrial and subsea systems, clean energy production. Analysis, design and manufacturing of pumps, valves, compressor, power transmission systems and gear boxes, mechanisms, 3D printing products along the material characterization is included in the learning outcomes of the specialisation.    

The specialisation in Structural Engineering is well suited to those who have an interest in analysis, design, construction and maintenance of civil and offshore structures. The learning outcomes of the degree programme provide core competences and skills to work with engineering aspects of building, bridges, offshore platforms, wind turbines, towers, retaining structure etc.   

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Structural Dynamics

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Electronmicroscopy
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Fatigue and fracture 

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


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120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

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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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

For specialisation in Mechanical Engineering:

  • A bachelor's degree in mechanical, material, marine, process, structural engineering or equivalent is required.
For specialisation in Structural Engineering:
  • 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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  • EU/EEA

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

The Norwegian government has proposed to introduce tuition fee for non EU/EEA students from the academic year 2023/2024. More information comes in January 2023.

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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