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:
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.
After passing the program, the candidate has the following learning outcomes:
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.
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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*.)
*Courses at UiT with content of acceptable physics:
ITE1852 Mekanikk og Fluidmekanikk: 1 studiepoeng fysikk
ITE1815 Mekanikk 2: 1.5 studiepoeng fysikk
ITE 1855 Statikk, Dynamikk og konstruksjonslære – dynamikk-delen er kun fysikk og utgjør 1,5 stp
In most bachelor's degrees in engineering, you must take one elective science subject to qualify for the master's degree. At UiT you may take this course: Matematikk 3/Fysikk 2 or equivalent.
Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:
- The application deadline for Norwegian and other Nordic applicants is April 15th for admission to the autumn semester
Online application is via Søknadsweb, study code 4603
Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:
- 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.
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.
The language of teaching is Norwegian unless an international student is at place, in such case teaching language is English. Course notes, syllabus material and examination are English.
After completing the master study in Engineering design the candidate has a MsS degree which qualify to start as a PhD-student within relevant ph.d.-areas (i.e. mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, computaional methods). UIT Campus Narvik has a ph.d. education within the field of Engineering Science and Technology, which students from Engineering design are qualified to get a position at, if the grading is good enough (for instance for acceptance as a doctoral student), and if there are available positions.
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.
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