24 months
15000 EUR/year
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The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering programme at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)  is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe and gives the students a unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard.

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By actually going to the Arctic and applying their skills, the graduates get valuable first-hand insight into working as an engineer in one of the most challenging areas of the world.

Cold climate engineering has an increasingly important role to play in order to ensure a sustainable development of the Arctic. New shipping routes as well as mining possibilities are emerging in the region. The development of new industry in the Arctic region is intensifying fast and the industry now demands engineers who have specific Arctic competencies.

Graduates from the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering will have the skills necessary to meet the demands of the industry as well to work in the fragile Arctic environment.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the  Cold Climate Engineering programme at Technical University of Denmark (DTU)  you will typically be employed at consulting, design, surveying and construction companies, mining industry, oil companies, governmental bodies, or at research institutes and universities, which have activities related to the Arctic. Your role may be that of chief executive, development manager, team manager, consultant, specialist, or researcher.

Programme Structure


  • Land Track: Focus on Arctic geoengineering (DTU and NTNU)
  • Sea Track: Focus on Arctic ships and offshore structures (NTNU and Aalto)
  • Space Track: Focus on mapping and observing the Arctic (DTU and Aalto)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a BSc or BEng corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS. The academic requirements varies depending on the study track:
  • Land Track
  • Students with a Bachelor's degree corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits in the following fields can apply:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Engineering Geology
  • Geo Engineering
  • Students with a BEng in Arctic Technology can apply to the Land Track if they fulfill the requirements described in the prerequisites for the Master of Science in Civil Engineering.
  • Applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:
  • A BSc with at least 30 ECTS in Mathematics, of which at least 5 should be in Statistics, 20 ECTS in Physics
  • Basics in Engineering Geology, Geotechnics and Soil Mechanics
  • Knowledge within material science is recommended.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

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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