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Engineering Design - Master


Duration:2 År
Credits (ECTS):120
Qualification:Master of Science in Engineering Design / 'Sivilingeniør'
Admission requirements:An undergraduate Bachelor Engineering degree in mechanics, structural or equivalent, with minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7,5 credits physics
Application deadline:Nordic applicants: April 15
International applicants: November 15
Application code:Nordic applicants: 4603; International applicants: 9006

Programme description

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.

Programme structure

10 ects 10 ects 10 ects
1. sem. (autumn) END-3600 Product Design - 10 stp. END-3801 PDE and the Finite Element Method - 7 stp. BYG-3801 Fluid Mechanics - 5 stp. MAT-3801 Numerical Methods - 5 stp. END-3604 Structural Analysis in Engineering - 5 stp. MAT-3800 Linear Algebra II - 5 stp.
2. sem. (spring) END-3608 Materials Selection in Product Design - 7 stp. END-3606 Theory of Elasticity - 5 stp. END-3607 Geometric Modelling - 5 stp. TEK-3501 Innovation and Economy - 5 stp.
3. sem. (autumn) END-3602 Modern Materials and Computations - 7 stp. END-3800 Analytical Computations - 7 stp. END-3601 Virtual Prototyping - 5 stp. END-3605 Dynamical Systems - 5 stp. TEK-3500 Innovation and Management - 5 stp.
4. sem. (spring) END-3900 Master Thesis - M-ID - 30 stp.

Learning outcomes

After passing the program, the candidate has the following learning outcomes:



General competence:

Teaching and assessment

Refresher course:
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.

Language of instruction

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.

Exchange possibilities

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.

Job prospectives

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.

The study provides relevance for job opportunities both nationally and internationally in a number of industries.

Some examples of where some students from master Engineering Design have gotten jobs are

Access to further studies

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.