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¿Qué aprenderé?

A master’s degree in sustainable manufacturing will enable you to develop sustainable products and production processes. Through innovative and knowledge-based products and processes, tomorrow's demands for sustainable solutions are formed.

Programme components

The master's degree programme in Sustainable Manufacturing involves two years of full-time studies. You can take this master both full-time or part-time.

Job prospects

With a master's degree in Sustainable Manufacturing you are qualified for a variety of jobs as middle manager and project manager in the industry and various consulting jobs. This master's degree can also be a stepping stone for an academic career.

Learning outcome


The students finishing the master degree will possess advanced knowledge within sustainable manufacturing with the ability to contemplate and address impact from decisions on industrial economics, ecology and societal aspects on a holistic level. They will possess thorough academic knowledge within the field of manufacturing including industry 4.0, lean management, total productive maintenance, product development, operations management, etc. all in the overall context of sustainable manufacturing. They will be able to apply and utilize the knowledge within new areas and analyse previous unknown problems and challenges, and plan and organize implementations of actions. Moreover, the students will be able to evaluate and discuss results from the actions. The students can elaborate their knowledge in the direction of several areas, like management, manufacturing technologies and methods, building engineering, energy sources, and wireless communication. This specialization in these areas depend on the selected elective course and the content in the (TØL4015) Project Work and (TØL4902) Master Thesis.


The students will be able to defend decisions with a foundation on mathematical and scientific terms and are able to distinguish between populist -green washing- and genuine steps towards sustainable manufacturing. The students are able to work independently with a systematic and scientific approach, as well as working in a team of colleagues and suppliers/customers. They can document and communicate impact on sustainability from their decisions and actions to colleagues, other experts as well as to the general public. They are able to use scientific databases and collaborate with universities and cutting-edge experts within the field of sustainable manufacturing. They will have the skills for both an abstract birds-eye view and a detailed systematic approach to a problem or challenge. The students can utilize existing methods and tools for sustainability assessments, and adapt these to their own organization and local needs. The students are able to evaluate sources of information in a scientific way and structure and formulate professional and logical reasoning. The students will contribute to innovations and fresh thinking within the manufacturing industry contributing to the overall sustainability. The students will be able to re-think and change the applied methods according to changing demands and markets.

General Competence

Through the master education the students develop knowledge, skills, ethics and behaviour promoting the move towards sustainable manufacturing of products. The students will be trained in individual work on an extensive level as well as work in a team. The students will be able to communicate and influence on colleagues, suppliers and customers and contribute to shape the basic values for future manufacturing. On the other hand, the student will be able to have respect for divergent opinions and acknowledgement, since there is often a need for a multidisciplinary approach to reach a holistic improved solution.

¿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


Gjovik Campus

Teknologiveien 22,



2815, 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

Bachelor's degree according to the Norwegian framework for bachelor in engineering or equivalent.

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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