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  • Foreign: $ 11.6k / 1 year
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    Natural gas is gaining increasing importance world-wide as energy carrier and chemical feedstock. At NTNU and the collaborating research institute SINTEF, about 300 people are working with natural gas technology. We would like you to join the team, and to prepare you for a future within energy and process engineering.

    Natural gas is being used extensively for domestic heating, in chemical industries, and power generation. Natural gas is an environmental friendly alternative to coal. The main challenges with natural gas are generally the large distances between the production and consumption, much of the remaining resources are in sensitive environments, and carbon dioxide is emitted to the atmosphere from the combustion of it.

    A two-year international full-time degree MSc programme (120 ECTS credits) is offered. It is targeted towards both Norwegian and international students, with a variety of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. All courses are 7.5 ECTS credits and are lectured in English.

    The master programme is actually a cluster of three different master programmes, Petroleum Engineering , Chemical Engineering and Natural Gas Technology. These programmes aim at covering the whole value chain for natural gas, including exploration and production, processing, liquefaction, transport, conversion to chemicals, power generation and heating. Techno-economic optimization is included for the whole value chain. Technologies for carbon dioxide capture and storage is emphasized in the processing and conversion steps of the value chain.

    Within Natural Gas Technology, you can choose from a range of specializations:

    * Process Integration
    * Multiphase flows
    * Gas transport
    * Cryogenics
    * Combustion
    * Thermal Turbo Machinery
    * Thermal power Cycles including CO2 capture
    * Value-chains and life cycle analysis (LCA)

    The first year consists of a series of foundational courses, three of these courses are compulsory while students can choose among a number of options for the five remaining elective courses (see overview). The third semester is comprised of compulsory advanced courses tied to a larger group project plus one elective, while the entire spring semester of the final year is dedicated to the master's thesis.

    Supplementary (elective) courses * : Semester 1

    * TEP4135 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics 1
    * TEP4156 - Viscous Flows and Boundary Layers
    * TEP4165 - Computational Heat and Fluid Flow
    * TEP4180 - Experimental Methods in Process Engineering
    * TEP4240 - System Simulation
    * TKP4170 - Process Design, Project
    * TPK4120 - Safety and Reliability

    Semester 2

    * TEP4150 - Energy Management and Technology
    * TPG5110 - Petroleum Economics
    * TEP4170 - Heat and Combustion Technology
    * TEP4195 - Turbo Machinery
    * TEP4215 - Process and Heat Integration of Industrial Processes and Utility Systems
    * TEP4250 - Multiphase Transport
    * TEP4255 - Heat Pumping Processes and Systems
    * TKP4150 - Petrochemistry and Oil Refining
    * TMT4285 - Hydrogen Technology, Fuel Cells and Solar Cells
    * TPG4135 - Processing of Petroleum

    Semester 3

    Specialization projects with corresponding specialization courses

    * TEP4515 (course) + TEP4510 (project) - Thermal Energy
    * TEP4525 (course) + TEP4520 (project) - Industrial Process Technology
    * TEP4545 (course) + TEP4540 (project) - Engineering Fluid Mechanics

    Supplementary courses (Semester 3) *

    * TEP4135 - Engineering Fluid Mechanics 1
    * TEP4165 - Computational Heat and Fluid Flow
    * TEP4180 - Experimental Methods in Process Engineering
    * TEP4240 - System Simulation
    * TKP4170 - Process Design, Project
    * TPK4120 - Safety and Reliability


    BSc/BEng degree or equivalent (normally 3-4 years) in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or equivalent. (In order to obtain equivalent competence, the basic knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry must be at the level of BSc/BEng)English language requirements: * TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 600/90 points on the paper based/internet based test * IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) with a minimum score of band 6.5 * APIEL (Advanced Placement International English Language) examination with a minimum score of 3 points English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    NTNU charges no tuition fees, but regulations from the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration state that

    all international students who are not citizens of EU/EEA/EFTA countries must document that they have enough money to live in Norway. For the 2017 intake this amount is NOK 103 950. Successful applicants who are given an offer of admission will later be asked to transfer this amount to NTNU's deposit account. 

    NTNU offers no scholarships. 

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