Engineering Design - Master

Ingeniørdesign, sivilingeniør - master

Duration: 2 Years

Engineering Design - Master

Ingeniørdesign, sivilingeniør - master

Duration: 2 Years

Application deadline
1. December
How to apply?

Imagine if you could design new wheelchairs, wings, or aerodynamic features of aircraft or help construct a bridge? Studying engineering design will be an attractive resource within a varied and exciting job market. During the master's in Engineering design, you will participate in projects where you will design, model, simulate and redesign prototypes. The study provides relevance for job opportunities both nationally and internationally in various types of industries. Former students have found work in Aker Solutions, Siemens, Bane NOR, the Norwegian Coastal Administration, Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace, FMC, and more. Master of engineering design at UiT Narvik gives you a unique combination of subjects/ courses, which guarantees that you will be an attractive candidate in the job market.


Tenk om du kunne designet nye type rullestoler, vinger eller aerodynamikk rundt fly, eller bidra til å konstruere en bro? Som sivilingeniør i ingeniørdesign vil du være en attraktiv ressurs innenfor et variert og spennende arbeidsmarked. I løpet av studiet vil du delta i prosjekter der du skal kunne designe, modellere, simulere og redesigne prototyper. Studiet gir relevans for jobbmuligheter både nasjonalt og internasjonalt innen en rekke industrier. Tidligere studenter har fått arbeid i Aker Solutions, Siemens, Bane NOR, Kystverket, Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, FMC med flere. Master i ingeniørdesign ved UiT Narvik gir deg en unik fagkombinasjon og du vil garantert være ettertraktet på arbeidsmarkedet.

Questions about the study

Mauseth, Guy Beeri


  • Telephone: +4776966255
  • Campus: Narvik

Meidell, Annette


  • Telephone: +4776966225
  • Campus: Narvik

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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.

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).

General competence:

  • 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.

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

  • FMC
  • TDW
  • Aker Solution
  • Tomra
  • Siemens
  • Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace
  • Glamox
  • Think Nordic
  • Design Compagniet
  • Forskningsparken
  • Norut/ SINTEF
  • Raufoss Industrier
  • Kværner
  • Bane NOR (Jernbaneverket)
  • Hydro Aluminium
  • TAM AS
  • Sweco
  • Øveraasen
  • Kystverket
  • UiT Narvik (ph.d.-ph.d.candidates or scientific staff)
  • Vard Engineering

A relevant undergraduate Bachelor degree in mechanics, materials, structural, modelling or equivalent. In addition, the following requirements must be met:

minimum 25 credits in mathematics (equivalent to Mathematical Methods 1, 2 og 3), 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 outside the Nordic countries:


Søkere fra Norge/nordiske land:

Opptakskrav Ingeniørdesign, sivilingeniør - master:

Bachelorgrad i ingeniørfag eller tilsvarende innen fagområdene mekanikk, bygg, struktur (materialer).

I tillegg må følgende krav være oppfylt:

Det kreves minimum

  • 25 studiepoeng i matematikk, tilsvarende Matematikk 1, 2 og 3
  • 5 studiepoeng i statistikk
  • 7,5 fag i fysikk på høyere nivå.
    (Noen av kursene i bachelor ingeniørprogrammet kan ha en viss mengde fysikk inkludert som kan godkjennes.) Under fanen Studieplan finner du hvilke emner dette gjelder.Se vedlegg til studieplanen for mer informasjon.Er bachelorgraden tatt ved et annet universitet, må du laste opp bekreftet dokumentasjon over hvilke emner som har innhold av fysikk samt omfang (studiepoeng).

 I de fleste bachelorgrader i ingeniørfag må du forvente å ta noen valgfag for å kvalifisere for mastergraden. På UiT i Narvik kan du ta TEK-2800 Matematikk 3 (5 sp) og TEK-2801 Fysikk 2 (5 sp) for å oppfylle kravet til matematikk og fysikk.

Spørmål om opptak kan rettes til: 

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.

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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15. april er søknadsfristen for søkere med norsk/nordisk utdanningsbakgrunn - søknadskode 4603

Til dette programmet ønskes både norske- og engelskspråklige studenter.

Språk: Forelesningene gis på engelsk. Til eksamen er det mulig å søke om å få oppgavesett og/eller besvare eksamen på et annet språk.

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The candidate will be awarded the right to use the Norwegian professional title sivilingeniør. This right is legally protected in Norway.
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