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Coastal and Marine Engineering and Management

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Duration 4 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost There are no tuition fees at NTNU. But students need to cover their own living expenses. Furthermore, all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must have enough funding to live in Norway in order to be granted a student visa

Coastal areas and shallow seas concentrate people, economic activities and environmental assets, providing major opportunities as well as conflicts and hazards.
These issues are dynamic. Growing coastal populations and economies, degrading ecosystem services and climate change trends lead to an uncertain future. There is a need for young engineers that can develop innovative and enterprising approaches to tackle these complex and emerging issues.

Application procedure

The application opens in the middle of October

Grant opportunities

All students that apply for admission to the programme will automatically be considered for a scholarship. Since there are limited amount of scholarships, not all students who are admitted to the programme will be awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. 

Learning outcomes

  • Design methods for coastal structures, shore protection, ports, waterways, and other coastal facilities.
  • Dredging and disposal solutions for contaminated sediments.
  • Design and operation of inland waterways hydraulic structures and riverbanks.
  • Coastal hydrodynamics (e.g., waves and currents) and their actions on the coast and man-made interventions, spanning from short (storms) to decadal scales considering the climate-change dimension.
  • Physical processes responsible for coastline evolution.
  • Data analysis, and synthesis of data and information from different sources with contemporary techniques and technologies.
  • Management of planning activities from a local scale to a regional and national scale
  • Socio-economical exploitation of the coastal zone (recreational and/vs production activities).
  • Teamwork, cross- and inter-disciplinary work, communication (oral and written).
  • Social responsibility of business and entrepreneurship.


BSc degree in Coastal-, Civil-, Ocean- or Environmental Engineering; or BSc degree in Marine sciences, Earth sciences, Oceanography, Environmental sciences. The degree should comprise a minimum of 180 ECTS. You must have a minimum of 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics in your BSc degree.
English proficiency.
A minimum requirement for admission to this programme is the grade C or better on the ECTS scale.

ISCED Categories

Offshore and renewable energy