The admission requirement is a completed and passed three-year bachelor's degree in engineering, within the areas civil and constructional engineering, or mechanical or marine construction, in line with the National Curriculum Regulations for Engineering Education in Norway. Furthermore, the following requirements are set, which in part go beyond the minimum requirements in the national curriculum regulations:
• At least 25 credits in relevant mathematics
• At least 5 credits in statistics
• At least 7.5 credits in physics
The weighted average grade of C or better is required.
Admission takes place in accordance with regulations on admission to studies and courses at the University of Agder https://lovdata.no/dokument/SF/forskrift/2021-11-24-3370?q=uia
The study program will give graduates high expertise in Civil and Structural Engineering. The program will emphasize knowledge of new materials and solutions. The teaching will reflect the wide range of professions graduates can work within, ranging from traditional construction companies to equipment manufacturing for offshore operations. The program focuses on sustainable development. Candidates shall understand the environmental consequences given by the choice of structural systems and materials, and through conscious planning of systems for the management, operation, and maintenance.
The study program is organized for full-time students, but can also be organized for part-time students in work. The specialization project and master's thesis in the last year, opens the possibility for mutual cooperation between the region's business community and students with the desire for specialization in a particular part of the industry.
On successful completion of the study programme, the candidate will
A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used: regular lectures, exercises under supervision and project work individually or in groups. Laboratory work is central to the study and included in most courses.
Most of the courses have compulsory projects and excersises as examination requirements. Regarding BYG515 Specialization Project and BYG508 Master's Thesis: For every student/group there will be compulsory guidance meetings.
The master's programme is designed for full time students. For students who want to be part time students there is a possibility to make an individual plan completing the master's degree in 3-4 years.
The evaluation methods are closely linked to learning outcomes and working procedures of each subject. The plan is for individual assessment in most subjects, but group exam are also used.
There will be various forms of assessment, such as individual written exam, project, or a combination of these. Where the assessment is individual written exam is the prerequisite to sit for the exam that a major project is completed. This is usually performed in a group and under supervision.
Master thesis work is executed primarily in groups. The thesis paper must be presented orally before grading.
All examination assessments are graded.
University of Agder facilitate student mobility through established programs such as Erasmus and Nordplus.
For students who wish to complete part of their studies abroad, it is recommended to leave the master study program in the 3rd semester.
Overview of the universities that have exchange agreements with University of Agder, which is relevant for master students in civil engineering, will be found at www.uia.no student / student.
Programme coordinator Ingrid Lande
mail: post at uia.no
phone + 47 3814 1000
A compulsory course in Health, Safety and Environment is required for students admitted to the programme.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (laptop) for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d
Faculty of Engineering and Science