New Master’s Degree Programme in Structural Engineering and Building Technology at OsloMet
OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University is launching a new Master’s Degree Programme in Structural Engineering and Building Technology in autumn 2018.
In the new master’s degree programme, students can immerse themselves in various structural engineering and building technology issues concerning the analysis, calculation and design of load-bearing structures and building exposure to various climate impacts.
The programme will produce engineers (with the title sivilingeniør) with expertise that is in high demand at the regional, national and international level, and is expected to become an important addition to the new university’s study programme portfolio.
The master’s degree programme is suitable for applicants with a three-year civil engineering or mechanical engineering degree who are looking for a sound professional and academic supplement to their education.
Professor Dr.ing. Gro Markeset, who has been in charge of developing the programme, is very pleased that OsloMet can now offer such a highly sought-after master’s degree programme.
She states that the programme focuses on contemporary issues such as climate adaptation of buildings, sustainability, life-cycle analyses, durability and service life of structures, and building information modelling (BIM), topics that are barely covered by other similar programmes in Norway.
An expert committee has assessed the plans for the new master’s degree programme and points out that it has a course composition that works well and that the academic staff is well prepared to follow up the programme.
The programme is professionally oriented and will collaborate closely with the construction industry in the region.
Relevant employers for the new graduates from the structural engineering and building technology programme include engineering companies, contractors, real estate developers, municipalities and research institutes.
On 6 March 2018, the university board adopted the new study programme and has thereby established its first master’s degree programme as a university.
The programme is now open for applications, and the application deadline is 15 April.
The Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University (formerly Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences) already offers a master's degree programme in energy and environment in buildings, as well as a civil engineering programme and a bachelor’s degree programme in energy and environment in buildings.