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Mechanical Engineering

The work of a mechanical engineer involves design of mechanical components and equipment. This is a key factor in the development and operation of almost all technical equipment used in our society.

About the programme

In the mechanical engineering programme, you will learn to work as an engineer in mechanical subject areas relating to the design of new products and systems. Use of advanced materials is a key factor in the design process. An important goal is to educate responsible and environmentally conscious engineers who can develop good products and technical solutions.

More about aims and contents.

The mechanical engineering profession requires technological expertise in the key areas of design, production, and material technology. You can choose to specialise in system design and equipment layout, product development and robot technology.

All the engineering programmes include the basic subjects as mathematics, environment and chemistry, physics, statistics and social science.

The bachelor’s degree programme concludes in a bachelor’s thesis, usually written in cooperation with industry companies, in which you gain valuable work experience. HiOA continuously strives to develop and maintain close relations with the industry.

More about the bachelor’s thesis in mechanical engineering.



Application deadline

15 April – ordinary application deadline.
1 March – application deadline for some groups of applicants; see Samordna opptak (website of the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service).

Grade points

Ordinary quota: all qualified applicants
First diploma quota: all qualified applicants.

Admission requirements

The Higher Education Entrance Qualification / prior learning and work experience.

Special admission requirements: Mathematics R1 + R2 and Physics 1

Other backgrounds that meet the admission requirements are:

  • Passed one-year foundation course for maritime and engineering studies at university college or
  • Two-year technical college education (under the National Curriculum Regulations of 1998/99 or earlier) or
  • A recent approved technical college education (pursuant to the Tertiary Vocational Education Act of 2003) and R1 + R2 and FYS1
  • The adapted engineering programme (three-semester scheme) for applicants with the Higher Education Entrance Qualification who lack the required mathematics/physics courses

Apply with programme code

215 012

Programme information


Bachelor’s Degree Program in Mechanical Engineering August 180 3 years, full-time Pilestredet, Oslo Norwegian 80 Semester fee: NOK 860
The semester fee consists of a fee to the Student Welfare Organisation for Oslo and Akershus (SiO) and a copy fee.
The fees are paid each semester.

More about the programme

You can visit student.hioa.no for more information about this study programme.

Contact us

Academic contact person:  Per Erik Thoresen
Administrative matters: Section for Academic Affairs and Internationalisation

Career opportunities

The mechanical engineering programme provides a good basis for a variety of jobs in both the private and public sector.

More about career opportunities

Mechanical engineers work as designers, product developers, project managers and project engineers in land-based industry, as well as the oil service industry both subsea and top side.

They can work on technical sales, as product managers and managers in technical industries at different levels.

They can also work on hydraulic design, in the field of energy production at thermal power stations, wind power or hydropower, and on infrastructure such as railways, the transport industry or boats and related equipment.

Mechanical engineers work in the process industry, at engineering companies and consultancy firms, for manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, in shipping companies and oil companies.


Student exchange

As a mechanical engineering student, you have many options to choose between if you want to travel abroad, both in Europe and the rest of the world.

Read more about exchanges for mechanical engineering students.

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