Technology and Safety in the High North

The program is a 2 years, 120 credits, full-time study at the Department of Technology and Safety. It is an interdisciplinary program founded on engineering science. The program focuses on the technical and safety related challenges associated with industrial activities in the High North. 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. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations in the harsh and vulnerable Arctic environment.

The Master’s program offer the following disciplines:

  • Risk and reliability: It focuses on knowledge and skills in risk and reliability theory for complex systems, advanced use of modelling, software and expert judgement, and methods and tools for managing and controlling risk and safety for technological systems.
  • Nautical science: It focuses on knowledge and skills in theory and regulation regarding ship stability in normal and challenging operation, hydrodynamics and environmental criteria for marine operations, and the use of advanced navigation systems in modern ships.
  • Automation: It focuses on knowledge and skills in handling of measurement data to design, analyze and/or control advanced processes, and implementation of integrated automation solutions using embedded systems.
Application deadline 1 December
Formal prerequisites

Admission to the Master program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree in engineering (180 credits), or similar education of not less than three years duration approved in accordance with the Norwegian Universities Act section 3-4.

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.

Admission to the programme normally requires a BSc. average grade of “C” or higher.

The bachelor’s degree must contain minimum 25 credits in mathematics, 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 credits in physics. Some of the courses in the bachelor programme have a certain amount of physics included and can be accepted.

International students from non-Nordic countries (except students with English as their mother tongue), must meet the English proficiency as mentioned in: Proof of English proficiency

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Tromsø
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English