About the programme
Each year, natural catastrophes due to geological hazards cause countless deaths and extensive damage to the environment and infrastructure worldwide. Geohazards include land-slides, rockslides, avalanches, earthquakes and tsunamis. Many lives could be saved and enormous destruction avoided if people knew more about geohazards forecasting and prevention.
The Geotechnical Division at NTNU, together with the International Centre for Geohazards (ICG), works on assessment, prevention and mitigation of geohazards, including risks associated with landslides and mass transport in soil and rock due to rainfall, flooding, earthquakes and human intervention.
The MSc programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards (geo-related natural disasters) is atwo year long Master`s degree programme taught in English at NTNU. It aims to provide technical-scientific insight into the phenomena connected with geohazards, and focuses on properties of soil and geotechnical materials, field exploration, field measurements, laboratory testing, computer simulations, risk evaluations and practical design skills needed for engineering solutions to geohazards and geotechnical challenges.
Application for admission to the MSc. programme in Geotechnics and Geohazards is based upon
- A Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or the equivalent.
- A good working knowledge of English, both oral and written (Certificate of proficiency is required). Read about the Language requirements.
In order to qualify for admission to one of NTNU’s 2-year Master of Science programmes in Technology, all applicants must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics and statistics in their Bachelor’s/undergraduate degree, equivalent to the NTNU courses Calculus I, II, III and Statistics.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) welcomes applications from qualified students from around the world. There is a limited number of positions and scholarships offered. The language of instruction is English, and thesis and term papers shall be written in English.
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