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
- sediment transport
- engineering geology
- plant engineering
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses 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
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management View 3 other Masters in Hydrology & Water Management in Norway
- 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
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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.
Apply and win up to €6000 to cover your tuition fees.
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