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Hydropower Development

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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24 months
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In future, renewable hydropower will remain the most important source of electricity production in Norway. The Master of Science in Hydropower Development at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the one for you.

Overview

The degree programme, Master of Science in Hydropower Development at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), known as the HPD programme, is a two-year long international Master’s programme in hydropower planning.

The first year consists of a series of 6 foundational courses and a larger group project where the students apply knowledge from the other courses by conducting a pre-study of the development alternatives in a Norwegian water system. This involves learning how to combine techniques, environment and economy to secure success.

The final year consists of four compulsory advanced courses in the autumn, while the entire spring semester is dedicated to the master’s thesis. Our lecturers have international experience and are recruited from NTNU and the international hydropower environment.

Regarding the master’s thesis, there are numerous options, and most students choose their topic within areas where NTNU offers special qualifications such as:

  • planning of a concrete project
  • hydrology
  • hydraulics
  • sediment transport
  • engineering geology
  • plant engineering

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Prefeasibility Study in Hydropower Development
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Water Recourses Mangament
  • Headworks and Sedimentation Engineering
  • Engineering Geology of Rocks, Advanced Course
  • Economic Assessment of Hydropower Projects
  • Planning of Hydropower
  • Hydrology

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.
2.5
2.5 (recommended)

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 (bachelor's) in a relevant field
    • English proficiency
    • Proof of financing for non-EU / non-EEA citizens
    • All programmes require an average grade of C or better on the ECTS scale 

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.

Funding

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