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Geotechnics and Geohazards

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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About

Each year, natural catastrophes due to geological hazards cause countless of deaths and extensive damage to the environment and infrastructure worldwide. We offer a master degree in Geotechnics and Geohazards at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). 

Overview

At Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) we offer a master degree in Geotechnics and Geohazards. Geohazards include landslides, rockslides, avalanches, earthquakes and tsunamis. Many lives could be saved and enormous destruction avoided if people knew more about geohazards forecasting and prevention.

Job Prospects

  • Within geotechnics, there has been a shortage of new candidates on the market for several years now. 
  • Both consulting companies and entrepreneurs are looking for more people with this type of competence.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Geotechnics, Field and Laboratory Investigations
  • Theoretical Soil Mechanics
  • Geohazards and Risk
  • Engineering Geology and Tunnelling, Basic Course
  • Foundations and Slopes
  • Pavement Technology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required

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.
90
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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A first degree (a bachelor's degree) in a relevant field.
  • English proficiency.
  • Excellent academic performance: A minimum requirement for admission to all programmes is the grade C or better on the ECTS scale. Note that admission is highly competitive. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • There are no tuition fees at NTNU.  

Funding

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Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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