Bachelor in engineering with knowledge in materials, mechanics and modelling, but also others may be suited to the masters programme in engineering design. Special interest in understanding mathematical and physical theories and descriptions of for instance different constuction behaviours, design processeses, materials behaviour may be a benefit for maximizing the learning outcome in the education.
Product forming is one of the most important competition factors for producers of all kind of products. You will be very attractive commodity in an exciting employment market.
In order to have products that function optimally, advanced calculation and design are required. This is what the design engineer strives to do. Through this course you will gain an understanding about how shaping and aesthetic design can work together with strict demands for tolerance and functionality in a product. The most important factors in engineering design are thus calculations skills and applied science, which can be used to solve problems related to design, geometry and material techniques.
The programme is divided into four main sections:
- Product design and design process
- Strength calculation
- Material technology
- Technical scientific calculations
During the course of the study, you will be able to participate in projects where you can design, measure up, model, simulate, redesign and make prototypes.
In Week 33 a two-days refresher course in linear algebra is offered. In this course, central concepts and methods from previous linear algebra courses will be repeated. Experiences from previous years are that students who participate in this refresher course benefit greatly from this in SMN6190 Linear Algebra II.
All teaching on this program takes place in English.
The programme involves lectured courses, as well as a high degree of problem-based education (i.e. learning-by-doing), where the students spend their time working on relevant projects under supervision of a highly qualified staff. The projects are concerned with relevant topics within the field of engineering design.
Form of assessment
Through the two year master programme in Engineering Design, the students are evaluated in both theoretical knowledge and engineering skills. This evaluation is based on written or oral exams, in addition to written reports and presentation of project results. The programme aims at being international and research-based, and the students will therefore acquire state-of-the-art technological competence.
Mandatory safety training in health, security and environment (HSE)
All students must complete mandatory safety training before they are allowed access and given permission to work in laboratories, workshops and the like. This also goes for participation in fieldwork/research cruises and similar. Please contact your immediate supervisor for list of mandatory courses.
An undergraduate Bachelor Engineering degree in mechanics, structural or equivalent, with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits physics.
The basis of admission is
a relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanics, structural or equivalent. In addition, the following requirements must be met:
minimum 25 credits in mathematics, 5 credits in statistics and 7,5 ects i physics on a higher level is required. (Some of the courses in the bachelor engineering programme may have a certain amount of physics included and can be accepted*.)
In most bachelor's degrees in engineering, you must expect to take some elective science subjects to qualify for the master's degree. At UiT you can take TEK-2800 Mathematics 3 (5 ects) and TEK-2801 Physics 2 (5 ects) to meet the requirement of mathematics and physics.
*)Courses at UiT with content of
acceptable physics: See attachements to the Studyplan
for more information.
If the bachelor's degree has been taken at another university, confirmed documentation must be attached of which courses and the number of credits in physics are included.
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester
General admissions requirements for Norwegian and Nordic applicants - Master.
Online application is via Søknadsweb, study code 4603
Applicants from outside the Nordic
- The application deadline for applicants outside the Nordic countries is December 1st for admission to the autumn semester.
Online application, study code 9006
Are you an international applicant? How to apply
For more details on admission requirements (GSU-list etc.):
After passing the program, the candidate has the following learning outcomes:
- has advanced knowledge within the academic field of mathematics, physics and engineering and specialized insight in a limited area within the field of engineering design (K1).
- has thorough knowledge of different theories and methods in the field of engineering design (K2).
- can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field of numerical and analytical calculations, computations, materials, systematic design process, computational methods, engineering design (K3).
- can analyze academic problems on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field in engineering (K4).
- can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments (S1 ).
- can analyze existing theories, and interpretations in the field of engineering design and work independently on practical and theoretical problems (S2 ).
- can use relevant methods in engineering design for research and scholarly in an independent manner (S3).
- can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics (S4).
- can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical problems (GC1).
- can apply the knowledge and skills within engineering design in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects (GC2).
- can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field of engineering design (GC3).
- can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field of engineering design, both with specialists and the general public (GC4).
- can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes (GC5).
You can work for anyone who is dependent upon continual development of their products, such as for example, manufacturers, constructors or consultancy firms within car production, space technology, the oil branch, boat and mobile lightweight constructions, house and building detailing, technical equipment, or consumer goods. In addition, you can work in teaching, research and development, continue with a PhD study or you can be a candidate for management positions within public and private sectors. Based upon former experience design engineers are extremely sought after and easily find themselves interesting jobs.
It is possible to study parts of the master program at other universities. An individual plan must in this case be made in accordance with the program coordinator.