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Civil Engineering

Master's degree

Do you want to contribute to sustainability through smart technology and environmentally friendly materials? Here you specialize in building technology, construction technology or transport infrastructure.

  • Specialisations

    This program offers three specialisations:

    • Structural Engineering
    • Building Technology
    • Transport Infrastructure Engineering
  • Admission requirements

    When you apply for this degree, you choose one specialisation. The specialisations have different requirements, that you find below. For all the specialisations you need:

    • a bachelor’s degree in engineering including: 
      • 25 ECTS in mathematics
      • 7,5 ECTS in physics, solid mechanics, building physics and/or thermodynamics
      • 5 ECTS in statistics 
    • an average grade of at least C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor's degree
    • proof of your English proficiency
    Requirements for each specialisation:
    • Structural Engineering:

    -    Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or marine engineering  
    -    20 credits in mechanics, statics or other courses in the field of structural engineering

    • Building Technology:

    -    Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or energy & environment in buildings  

    • Transport Infrastructure Engineering:

    -    Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or marine engineering  

  • How to apply

    You apply via Søknadsweb (, where you fill in your details and upload all the required documents.

    More information about admission to the international master's degree programmes.

    There are different application deadlines based on which country you apply from:

    • 1 November: for applicants from countries outside of the European Union / the European Economic Area (EEA) / Switzerland
    • 1 March: early admission for applicants from the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
    • 15 April: ordinary admission for applicants from the European Union, the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland
  • Programme cost

    The only cost of this programme is the semester fee ( of approximately 1000 NOK. You pay this fee each semester of the programme. There are no tuition fees.

    Possible tuition fees in 2023

    The Norwegian government has proposed the introduction of tuition fees for students from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA, starting in autumn semester in 2023.  A final decision is expected by mid-December 2022.

    Until further notice, applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA/EFTA applying for a master's degree at OsloMet starting in 2023 must be prepared to pay tuition fees.

    This does not apply to exchange students from partner universities, or to students from the EU/EEA/EFTA. 

    More information will be provided once it is available.

  • Programme content

    Apply for the Master's Programme in Civil Engineering at Oslo Metropolitan University – OsloMet, and get specialized and highly qualified for an exciting job in the construction industry within one of three study directions:

    • structural engineering
    • building technology
    • transport infrastructure engineering

    The programme will provide you with up-to-date knowledge based on the needs of the construction industry climate and the society, as well within environmental issues relating to the fields from a life cycle perspective.

    Structural Engineering

    Structural Engineering is about the analysis, calculation and design of load-bearing structures and structural systems in order to understand and calculate the stability, strength and rigidity of built structures.

    Structural engineering theory is based upon applied physical laws and empirical knowledge of the structural performance of different materials and geometries. 

    The study programme focuses on providing you with solid, theoretical knowledge and applied skills in linear and non-linear FEM analysis, design of structures and structural systems, and service life extension of structures. 

    Building Technology

    Building technology concerns the analysis, calculation and design of the body of the building, including facades and building envelopes to ensure climate adaptation and nearly zero emission buildings from a life cycle perspective.

    Climate changes brings increased temperature, more rainfall and extreme weather, and it exposes buildings and other structures, such as bridges, offshore structures etc. to greater and more unpredictable climate-driven stresses.

    At the same time, society and authorities are increasingly demanding environmentally friendly and sustainable design of the built environment to tackle climate change, mitigate urban heat island effect in big cities and eventually contribute to decarbonization of the building industry.

    In the master’s degree programme, the student will acquire advanced knowledge about the applied engineering physics in the built environment, sustainable building design and life cycle assessment of building and structures.

    Transport infrastructure engineering

    Transport infrastructure engineering concerns the analysis, calculation, design and management of transport infrastructure systems.

    Roadways and railways are typical transport infrastructure systems, and they must be well designed and managed to provide safe and resilient support to traffic that is ever-changing with the advancement in the transport technology and increase in societal demand for multi-modal future-oriented transportation forms.

    Besides, existing transport infrastructure systems also need to be taken care of to ensure safe functionality.

    Students who complete the master's degree programme will be awarded the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering, within structural engineering, building technology or transport infrastructure engineering.

    This master’s degree programme is designed to meet the National Council for Technological Education’s (UHR-NRT) conditions for use of the additional Norwegian designation “sivilingeniør” ( on diplomas for master’s degree programmes in technology.

  • How the programme is taught

    This programme is organised as a two-year full-time study.

    You will get a variation of 

    • lectures
    • practical tasks
    • computer based tasks
    • project work
    • group work
    • excursions
    • lab work
    • presentations
  • Programme structure

    Optional course Spans multiple semesters

    1st year of study

    Building Technology
    2nd semester
    Transport Infrastructure Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    2nd semester
    Structural Engineering Electives
    Transport Infrastructure Engineering Electives
    Building Technology Electives

    2nd year of study

    Building Technology
    3rd semester
    4th semester
    Transport Infrastructure Engineering
    3rd semester
    4th semester
    Structural Engineering
    3rd semester
    4th semester
    Structural Engineering Electives
    Transport Infrastructure Engineering Electives
    Building Technology Electives
  • Exchange

  • Computer system requirements

    The programme uses a lot of software that will only run on the Windows operating system, which students will have installed on their own laptops. Because of this, we recommend PCs, not Macs.

    • The computer should have at least 8 GB of memory and a fast processor (if Intel, at least Core-i5 multicore or equivalent)
    • We recommend a gaming laptop for their powerful graphics card in connection with 3D modelling and the possibility of connecting VR glasses. A good graphics card should be a priority. 
    • It is also an advantage to have an SSD disk and a matte monitor.
    • If you are going to use Windows on your Mac, then a stronger performance is required and sometimes it is difficult to make it work well. 
  • Career

    Candidates holding this master’s degree have expertise that is in high demand in both the private and public sector.

    The most relevant employers are advisory engineering firms, contractors, construction clients, municipalities and research institutes.

    This degree can also qualify you for further studies at the doctoral degree level.

  • Further studies at OsloMet

Questions about studying at OsloMet

You can contact us by e-mail with any questions about studying at OsloMet, applying and life as a student.

If you have specific questions about the degree you can contact the faculty directly.

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