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Technology and Safety in the High North

24 months
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The Master in Technology and Safety in the High North at UIT the Arctic University of Norway offers the ability to specialize within risk and reliability, automation or nautical science. 


Technology and Safety in the High North at UIT the Arctic University of Norway focuses on the technical and safety related challenges associated with industrial activities in the High North. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations in the harsh and vulnerable Arctic environment. The students are introduced to methods and tools for managing advanced, complex and integrated technical systems with respect to operation and maintenance, reliability and production assurance, health, safety & environmental risk as well as emergency preparedness.

The programme is a 2 year, full-time study with a fixed schedule. The courses will to some extent be adapted to part-time students. The first year consists of 50 ECTS of mandatory courses being common to all students and one 10 ECTS elective course. These are technical descriptive courses and method oriented courses. All courses are independent of each other. In the second year the students will achieve a specialization of their field of study through elective courses and by the choice among a number of pre-defined syllabuses. The students will also carry out a specialization project. The last semester is dedicated to a 30 ECTS master thesis.


Technological skills are highly appreciated by the industry. With a M.Sc. degree in Technology and safety, you will have excellent job opportunities in various industries such as oil and gas industry, maritime industry and public administration. Our graduated students work with the development of new technical solutions in engineering companies. They are responsible for the supervision of different kinds of industrial facilities, including modifications, maintenance and operations. Engineering is a global business, and you may have an international career. Research and education may be an option, or pursuing your study on Ph.D. level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Cold Climate Engineering
  • Signal processing
  • Ship stability
  • Stochastic Processes

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

National deadline includes applications from Norway or other Nordic countries.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the Master program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree in engineering (180 credits), or other relevant technological degree on Bachelor level. The bachelor’s degree must contain minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7.5 credits in physics. Some of the courses in the bachelor program have a certain amount of statistics included and can be accepted.
  • Relevant field of study may be automation, process and gas technology, nautical science, mechanical, processing, safety, civil engineering. Other fields of study may be considered upon individual assessment.  
  • Valid international passport
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Proof of name change
  • Completion/fullfilment documentation (applicable to certain countries.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 625 per semester to The Arctic Student Welfare Organisation.

Living costs for Tromsø

9000 - 15000 NOK /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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