The department is responsible for teaching and research in the traditional engineering disciplines: civil engineering, renewable energy and mechatronics.
The department is the only educational institution in Norway offering mechatronics degrees at bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level. In addition, the department offers master’s and doctoral programmes in renewal energy and civil engineering
The research centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics and eight research groups affiliated with the department all have strong links with the public sector and industry partners.
In addition, the department is home to the priority research centre Top Research Centre Mechatronics.