Nautical Science

Tilhører studiet:
Technology and Safety in the High North - master

Nautical Science

Tilhører studiet:
Technology and Safety in the High North - master
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: 15th of April

International applicants: 15th of November

How to apply?

Questions about the study

Lisbeth Klausen


The discipline focuses on knowledge and skills in theory and regulation regarding ship stability in normal and challenging operation, hydrodynamics and environmental criteria for marine operations, and the use of advanced navigation systems in modern ships.


  • has a solid basis in engineering in general and advanced level of knowledge in one of the disciplines offered.
  • has advanced knowledge about the scientific theory and methods of engineering, engineering challenges and solutions related to industrial activities especially in the Arctic.
  • can apply their knowledge to new technological areas.
  • can analyze academic problems of engineering based on the history, traditions and uniqueness of technology.
  • has a thorough knowledge and understanding of issues, theoretical concepts and regulatory framework of static and dynamic ship stability, both in intact and damage ship hull conditions.
  • has an overview of the principles in radio technology and advance knowledge in interference and noise in radio signals.
  • has advance knowledge and understanding of limitations and design principles of maritime navigation, positioning (DP) and radio communication systems.
  • has advance knowledge of marine operations in the ocean space with emphasis on how the environment is affecting the performance of operations.


  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within technology and safety.
  • can apply theoretical concepts and terminology of risk and reliability engineering in analysis of complex technical systems and operations in a harsh environment.
  • can critically read and analyze miscellaneous sources of information, and use the information for structuring and formulating academic argumentation within the chosen field of study.
  • can work independently with problem solving in their disciplines.
  • can carry out an independent, limited research/development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.
  • can carry out and make use of existing knowledge and theories of dynamic stability with reference to intact and damage hull conditions.
  • can analysis how external forces influence the integrity of seagoing vessels.
  • can propose and evaluate solutions for planning of effective operations.

General competence:

  • can critically read, cite, analyze and understand scientific literature
  • can independently communicate scientific information clearly and precisely, both written and oral forms for both general public and specialists in the field.
  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas, for solving advanced working tasks and also in contribution to innovation.
  • can reflect on their professional practice, work in groups, manage report writing, presentation, and function in a multi-disciplinary team.

Admission to the Master program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree in engineering (180 credits), or other relevant technological degree on Bachelor level. The bachelor’s degree must contain minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7.5 credits in physics. Some of the courses in the bachelor program have a certain amount of statistics included and can be accepted.

Admission to the programme normally requires a BSc. average grade of “C” or higher. All educational activities will be in English.

Relevant field of study may be automation, process and gas technology, nautical science, mechanical, processing, safety, civil engineering. Other fields of study may be considered upon individual assessment.  

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

  • The application deadline for International applicants is November 15th for admission to the following autumn semester.
  • International students from non-Nordic countries (except students with English as their mother tongue), must meet the English proficiency as mentioned in the UiT website

You will find more information about international admission here.

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