Fluid Mechanics

University of Oslo

Master On Campus
24 months
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Do you have a background in continuum mechanics and mathematics and would like to learn more? The Fluid Mechanics programme of the University of Oslo gives you the opportunity to choose between a wide range of topics. You can specialize in everything from arctic issues, tsunami research to biomechanics  and medical mechanics.


About the programme

The Fluid Mechanics programme of the University of Oslo gives you practical experience with scientific method and thinking, and teaches you to develop tools based on mathematics, informatics and mechanics. You use these tools to solve important problems of the type mentioned above. The master's programme in Fluid Mechanics deals with both fluid and solid mechanics with a common base of continuum mechanics.

The master's programme has two programme options:

  • Fluid Mechanics: Energy, environment and safety
  • Fluid Mechanics: Biomechanics and medical mechanics

Further studies and work

After the study you will be well prepared for working in several fields both within the private and public sectors. Many of our master's theses are directly related to the problems and activities of technological companies and institutions in Norway. Mechanics can be a bridge between mathematics and physics and can be a suitable specialization for those who want to be science teachers in school. Some of the master's students who obtain very good results choose to continue on a research carrier by taking a doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Oslo or a university abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Mathematical Methods in Mechanics
  • Viscous Flow and Turbulence
  • Numerical methods for partial differential equations
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Viscous liquids and elastic materials
  • Mathematical Methods in Mechanics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor’s degree.
  • 4-year bachelor's degree or Licence.
  • You must have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C in the required specialization. A Norwegian C is described as a good grade, generally comparable to an American B and a Second Class Upper in the British system.
  • Documentation of English language proficiency.
  • Scan and upload your official transcripts documenting that you have completed your upper secondary education.
  • You must scan and upload your official bachelor's degree certificate and academic transcript.
  • Documentation of financing.
  • Passport or ID card.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.


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Fluid Mechanics
University of Oslo


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