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¿Qué aprenderé?

In future, renewable hydropower will remain the most important source of electricity production in Norway. Norway has developed competence at the highest international level within environmentally-friendly development and operation of hydropower plants. Old plants will be upgraded and made more efficient, and in years ahead investments will be made in the development of minor power plants.

Job prospects

With a master’s degree in Hydropower Development you will have interesting engineering career prospects both in Norway and abroad with:

consulting engineering companies
water and energy authorities
power and utilities companies
or institutions in development cooperation.

The hydropower industry and the authorities in Norway have an active recruitment policy towards new hydropower engineers as it is predicted that there will be a deficit of qualified engineers.

Learning outcome


A Master of Science in Technology shall have:

Broad basic knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Technology and Computer Science as a basis for understanding methods, applications, professional renewal and adaptations
Broad engineering- and research-based knowledge in Hydropower Development, with in-depth knowledge within a more limited area connected to active research, including sufficient professional insight to make use of new research results
Insight in selected social science, humanistic, and other non-technical disciplines of relevance to the exercise of the engineering profession, and as a basis for developing a broad perspective on the engineering discipline's role and challenges in the society


Define, model and break down complex engineering problems, including choosing relevant models and methods, and carrying out calculations and solutions independently and critically
Develop comprehensive solutions to engineering problems, including the ability to develop solutions in an inter-disciplinary context, and carry out an independent, particular engineering research and development project under academic supervision
Be able to renew and adapt professionally, including develop professional competence on his/her own initiative

General competence:

Understand the role of engineer in a comprehensive societal perspective, have insight in ethical requirements and consideration of sustainable development, and be able to analyse ethical problems connected to engineering work, and contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship
Ability to disseminate, communicate and cooperate inter-disciplinary on engineering problems and solutions to specialists and the general public
Understand possibilities and limitations when using information and communication technology, including juridical and societal aspects
Ability to lead and motivate co-workers, including having an international perspective on his/her profession, and develop ability to international orientation and collaboration

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Engineering

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 YEARS, 120 ECTS)

Costos de estudio
There are no tuition fees at NTNU
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Agosto 2022


Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Trondheim Campus,



7491, Norway

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicant must have A first degree in a relevant field with the Excellent academic performance. Applicants should prove English proficiency. Other English Language Requirements: A passing grade from videregående skole (Norwegian upper secondary school); TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum score of 600 points on the paper based test; University of Cambridge tests: - First Certificate in English - Certificate in Advanced English - Certificate of Proficiency in English; Pearsons Academic English test (PTE): The academic version with a minimum score of 62.

Para estudiantes internacionales

To qualify for admission to the MSc programme in Hydropower Development, you must have:

A Bachelor of Science degree in civil, hydraulic or water resources engineering or equivalent
At least 30 ECTS in mathematics/statistics in the Bachelor's degree, including at least one course in statistics
An average grade equivalent to the grade C or higher in the Norwegian higher education system is required

To be eligible to apply you will need to have at least one of the requisites in the list below:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language):

Minimum score of 90 points on the internet based test
minimum score of 600 points on the paper based test

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

academic test with a minimum overall band score of 6.5

University of Cambridge tests, at least one: - First Certificate in English - Certificate in Advanced English - Certificate of Proficiency in English

Pearsons Academic English test (PTE): The academic version with a minimum score of 62

Application deadlines: 1 December

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


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