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The study programme is only open for EU/EEA applicants.

A bachelor’s programme alone will not cover all the expertise demanded by the job market. With a master’s degree in Civil and Structural Engineering, you will be better prepared for the needs and changes in the job market.

The study programme 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, as well as project management, urban planning, road construction, water and wastewater treatment. 

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.

What do you learn?

The master's programme has two specializations, Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering.

The master's program in Civil and Structural Engineering provides a solid basis for analysing engineering problems in large scale projects. Central topics in the study are constructions in steel, timber, concrete and UHPC, life cycle analysis, fatigue, geotechnics and foundation, element method, risk management and quality management.

Furthermore, the programme provides courses in Civil Engineering with courses such as urban planning, road construction, water and wastewater treatment. There is a demand for graduate Civil and Structural Engineers with this technical background, both from the industry and public administration. Frequent contact with the industry will be a central part of the programme.

You will be capable of finding new and more environmentally friendly solutions and using new materials to improve the efficiency of building operations, both on land and offshore.

Job opportunities

A person with a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering will be greatly qualified for leading technical positions. The main employers are consulting engineering companies, civil engineering contractors, NODE companies, and public sector organizations, such as municipalities and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.

Completion of the supplementary programme awards the degree Master of Science in Civil and Structural Engineering.

Course structure

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Admission requirements

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.

Application period

  • EU/EEA applicants: From 1 February till 1 March.
  • Nordic citizens and applicants with a permanent or renewable residence permit in Norway: From 1 February till 15 April.

This programme is open for applicants from EU/EEA only


In an increasingly globalised world, the workplace puts more and more demands on global insight and experience. UiA seeks to integrate exchange programs in all studies.

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Application deadline

1 March


120 ECTS Credits

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