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Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme (M-KONMAT)

Facts
Studieprogramkode

M-KONMAT

Vekting (SP)

120

Studienivå

Master's degree (2 years)

Fører til grad

Master of Science

Varighet

4 Semesters

Grunnstudium

No

Tilbys av

Faculty of Science and Technology

Undervisningsspråk

English

Intro

The master programme provides an expertise and advanced knowledge, skills and general competence in Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Material Technology. Graduated students will have a background in engineering science and basic engineering subjects. The students will be able to apply this knowledge within their area of specialisations. The students will be qualified to participate and manage the development and implementation of new technology, methods and principles. Candidates with a master’s degree in Engineering Structures and Materials will be qualified for many attractive jobs in civil engineering structures, production and manufacturing industries, mechanical systems, renewable energy projects and offshore industries. Within the two-year master's programme, students can immerse themselves in mechanical systems, renewable energy, civil engineering structures or offshore structures.   

Syllabus

Programme content, structure and composition  

Consisting of a total of 120 ECTS, the master programme is made up of 20 ECTS basic subjects (B) which consolidate and continue the mathematical and scientific foundation from the bachelor programme. The remaining 100 credits consist of 15 ECTS compulsory core subjects (C), 25 ECTS specialisation courses (S), 30 elective courses and a master thesis of 30 ECTS (M). The master’s programme currently has two specialisations:  

  • Mechanical Engineering    
  • Structural Engineering 

Students who choose Mechanical Engineering specialisation have elective courses which provide more specialised learning outcomes in mechanical systems and renewable energy respectively.   

 Students who choose Structural Engineering specialisation have elective courses which provide more specialized learning outcomes in civil engineering structures and offshore structures respectively.  

 The master’s thesis can be prepared either at the Department or in cooperation with industry. Many students base their master’s theses on practical projects in various industries. In order to be assigned a suitable and a relevant theme for a master thesis, satisfactory progression must be demonstrated as cited in Regulations for master’s thesis. Project proposals for master’s thesis should formally be pre-approved by an academic staff member of the mechanical and structural engineering groups of the Department.  

The University aims to offer all its courses as planned, but courses still must be subjected to availability of resources and the minimum student enrolment. In addition, the content and scope of courses will have to be changed over time due to changes in professional environment, use of new technology, new practices and theories, and general changes in the society.  

Teaching methods include a combination of lectures, projects, compulsory and voluntary exercises and laboratory work. The following are stated in the individual course descriptions:  

  • Teaching and learning methods  
  • Curricular, compendiums and literature  
  • Evaluation criteria  
  • Examination criteria  
Career prospects

The programme qualifies the graduates for a broad range of positions in private industry and public organizations. Since the core of the master programme consists of commonly usable principles and methods, graduate students can qualify for many attractive job positions in the area of mechanical and structural engineering and materials technology in offshore and civil engineering industries, renewable energy projects, production and manufacturing industries and a diverse range of mechanical operations.   

There will always be a need of buildings, roads, bridges, materials, machinery, production and manufacturing processes wind/wave and solar energy systems and graduates will therefore be attractive in the industry and in the international job market.  

Many will also have interesting job opportunities within research, education, or in public sector devoted to control, regulation and law enforcement of industrial sectors.   

Study plan and courses
  • Specialisation Civil and Offshore structures

    • Compulsory courses

      • Master thesis Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

        Year 2, semester 3

        Master thesis Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

        Study points: 30

    • Choose Profile

    • Exchange 3rd semester

  • Spesialisation Mechanical Engineering

    • Compulsory courses

      • Master thesis Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

        Year 2, semester 3

        Master thesis Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

        Study points: 30

    • Choose Profile

      • Profile Renewable Energy

        • Electives

          • New Technologies and Ideas for Sustainable City Development

            Year 2, semester 3

            New Technologies and Ideas for Sustainable City Development

            Study points: 10

          • Societal Transition and Transformation - Energy and Climate Change

            Year 2, semester 3

            Societal Transition and Transformation - Energy and Climate Change

            Study points: 10

          • Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering

            Year 2, semester 3

            Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering

            Study points: 10

          • Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

            Year 2, semester 3

            Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

            Study points: 10

        • Exchange 3rd semester

      • Profile Mechanical Systems

  • Specialisation Structural Engineering

  • Spesialisation Mechanical Engineering

    • Compulsory courses

    • Electives or exchange studies 3rd semester - 30 points

      • Courses at UiS 3rd semester

        • Recommended Electives 3rd semester

          • CAD/CAM and Additive Manufacturing

            Year 2, semester 3

            CAD/CAM and Additive Manufacturing

            Study points: 10

          • Welding and In-service Inspection Technologies

            Year 2, semester 3

            Welding and In-service Inspection Technologies

            Study points: 10

          • Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering

            Year 2, semester 3

            Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering

            Study points: 10

          • Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

            Year 2, semester 3

            Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration

            Study points: 10

        • Other Electives 3rd semester

          • Life Extension of Structures

            Year 2, semester 3

            Life Extension of Structures

            Study points: 5

          • Project Management

            Year 2, semester 3

            Project Management

            Study points: 5

          • Societal Transition and Transformation - Energy and Climate Change

            Year 2, semester 3

            Societal Transition and Transformation - Energy and Climate Change

            Study points: 10

          • Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies

            Year 2, semester 3

            Advanced Energy Conversion Technologies

            Study points: 10

      • Exchange 3rd semester

Student exchange

Exchange semester
3rd semester

Exchange scheme 
Students can go on a study abroad experience during the 3rd semester of the master's program in Engineering Structures and Materials. 

This semester consists of 30 ECTS credits of electives.  During the exchange semester you can choose subjects similar the master program specialization. The courses you want to take abroad must be approved by the department.  It is important that the subjects/ courses from abroad not overlap with subjects you have already taken. An advice is to think about your specialization and your field of interest. 

Recommended institutions

Student exchange for specialisation in Mechanical Engineering:  

  • Linköping University, Sweden  
  • San Diego State University, USA  
  • University of Adelaide, Australia  
  • Grenoble Institute of Technology, France  
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Sverige  
  • Polytechnic Milano, Italy    
  • University of Twente, Netherlands (ECIU network)   
  • University of Trento, Italy (ECIU network)  
  • University of Aveiro, Portugal (ECIU network)  
  • Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (ECIU network)  

Student exchange for specialisation in Structural Engineering:  

  • Aalborg University, Denmark  
  • University of Iceland, Iceland  
  • Technico Lisboa, Portugal  
  • Polytechnic Milano, Italy  
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany  
  • University of Twente, Netherlands (ECIU network)  
  • University of Trento, Italy (ECIU network)  
  • University of Aveiro, Portugal (ECIU network)  
  • Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania (ECIU network)  

More opportunities 
In addition to the recommended universities listed below, UiS has a number of agreements with universities outside Europe that are applicable to all students at UiS, provided that they find a relevant subject offering. 

Within the Nordic region, all students can use the Nordlys and Nordtek networks. Find out more.  

Contact person
For pre-approval of courses:
Iselin Torland Tjensvold

General information about exchange: Exchange guide in Digital student service desk

Student exchange
  • All countries

    Aalborg Universitet

    Aalborg Universitet (AAU) er kjent for å benytte seg av problembasert læring i grupper, noe som kan by på en spennende læringsprosess.

    University of Iceland

    I hjerte av Islands hovedstad, Reykjavik, ligger University of Iceland omringet av utrolig landskap. Reis på utveksling til Island og Reykjavik, og få stipend gjennom Nordlys, Nordtek eller Erasmus+.

    Linköpings universitet

    Linkøpings universitet er et av Sveriges største universitet med en sterk tradisjon for samarbeid over landegrenser. Universitetet er kjent for sin innovative profil innenfor forskning og utdanning, og er som UiS medlem av nettverket European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

    Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Tenker du på utveksling til Sverige har Chalmers tekniska högskola i Gøteborg mye å tilby. Chalmers er et teknisk universitet i Göteborg med rundt 10.000 studenter og fokus på forskning og utdanning innen teknologi, naturvitenskap og arkitektur.

    Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Bli Erasmus+-student og studer i de franske alper i Frankrikes beste studentby Grenoble!

    Politecnico di Milano University

    Politecnico di Milano er Italias største tekniske universitet med om lag 40.000 studenter og er høyt rangert på en rekke internasjonale rankinglister.

    University of Trento

    Bli Erasmus+-student i Italia – Reis på utveksling til Trento!

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS` partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. Det er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap.

    University of Lisbon (ULisboa)

    Enjoy a semester abroad in beautiful Portugal! Explore one of the oldest cities in the world and study at the largest technical School in Portugal while enjoying the Mediterranean climate!

    Technical University of Munich

    The Technical University of Munich, also known as TUM, accounts for major advancements in the field of natural sciences. TUM is one of the best universities in Germany and has several awarded scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The Technical University of Munich strives for excellent teaching and research quality.

    Monterrey Institute of Technology University System

    Universitetet i Stavanger har inngått en avtale om studentutveksling med sin ECIU-partner Tecnológico de Monterrey.

    San Diego State University

    San Diego State University (SDSU) ligger helt sør i California, på grensen til Mexico, og bare et par timers kjøretur fra Los Angeles. Dette er en svært populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter.

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i landet. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.

  • Denmark

    Aalborg Universitet

    Aalborg Universitet (AAU) er kjent for å benytte seg av problembasert læring i grupper, noe som kan by på en spennende læringsprosess.

  • Iceland

    University of Iceland

    I hjerte av Islands hovedstad, Reykjavik, ligger University of Iceland omringet av utrolig landskap. Reis på utveksling til Island og Reykjavik, og få stipend gjennom Nordlys, Nordtek eller Erasmus+.

  • Sweden

    Linköpings universitet

    Linkøpings universitet er et av Sveriges største universitet med en sterk tradisjon for samarbeid over landegrenser. Universitetet er kjent for sin innovative profil innenfor forskning og utdanning, og er som UiS medlem av nettverket European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

    Chalmers tekniska högskola

    Tenker du på utveksling til Sverige har Chalmers tekniska högskola i Gøteborg mye å tilby. Chalmers er et teknisk universitet i Göteborg med rundt 10.000 studenter og fokus på forskning og utdanning innen teknologi, naturvitenskap og arkitektur.

  • France

    Grenoble Institute of Technology

    Bli Erasmus+-student og studer i de franske alper i Frankrikes beste studentby Grenoble!

  • Italy

    Politecnico di Milano University

    Politecnico di Milano er Italias største tekniske universitet med om lag 40.000 studenter og er høyt rangert på en rekke internasjonale rankinglister.

    University of Trento

    Bli Erasmus+-student i Italia – Reis på utveksling til Trento!

  • Netherlands

    University of Twente, Enschede

    Opplev Europa og det internasjonale studiemiljøet i Nederland. University of Twente er UiS` partneruniversitet i ECIU-nettverket og tilbyr utvekslingsmuligheter for mange studenter ved UiS. Det er et moderne og innovativt campus-universitet som satser stort på entreprenørskap.

  • Portugal

    University of Lisbon (ULisboa)

    Enjoy a semester abroad in beautiful Portugal! Explore one of the oldest cities in the world and study at the largest technical School in Portugal while enjoying the Mediterranean climate!

  • Germany

    Technical University of Munich

    The Technical University of Munich, also known as TUM, accounts for major advancements in the field of natural sciences. TUM is one of the best universities in Germany and has several awarded scientists and Nobel Prize winners. The Technical University of Munich strives for excellent teaching and research quality.

  • Mexico

    Monterrey Institute of Technology University System

    Universitetet i Stavanger har inngått en avtale om studentutveksling med sin ECIU-partner Tecnológico de Monterrey.

  • United States

    San Diego State University

    San Diego State University (SDSU) ligger helt sør i California, på grensen til Mexico, og bare et par timers kjøretur fra Los Angeles. Dette er en svært populær utvekslingsdestinasjon for UiS-studenter.

  • Australia

    The University of Adelaide

    Universitetet ligger i Adelaide, Australias femte største by. Med sine 1.2 millioner innbyggere er Adelaide en trygg, kosmopolitisk by som er betraktelig rimeligere å bo i enn flere sammenlignbare byer i landet. Universitetet er medlem av Group of Eight, en koalisjon av de åtte ledende universitetene i Australia.