Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering
Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering (NMME) targets international students wishing to profit from the Nordic Five Tech universities' long-standing tradition and competence in the field and Nordic students wishing to specialise in a specific area of expertise offered within the alliance. Member institutions of Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering are:
NMME is based on first principles within the design, construction and operation of ships and offshore structures, including their hydrostatics and stability, hydrodynamics, wave and wind loads and structural analyses. Teaching comprises lectures, assignments, workshops and project work. Theory is supported by experimental work and computer simulations are used intensively.
Aalto University - Passenger ships
Aalto University’s study track in the programme focuses on passenger ships. This study track gives a comprehensive overview of the different aspects related to the design, analysis and optimisation of passenger ships. Studies cover both basic knowledge as well as the application of risk-assessment methods in ship design. Studies also address the conflicting interests of different stakeholders and students are challenged to create solutions that satisfy stakeholders' demands.
The aim of the studies is to work on a single ship project throughout the specialisation semester and work on different parts of this ship within different courses. Course choices are thus made in a manner that supports the project. This way, the knowledge and know-how obtained will be simultaneously deep and synthesised. In addition, schedules must be planned for the different elements of a project, thus building the capability to work on challenging projects with limited resources.
Graduates of the passenger ship study track are ideal recruits for shipyard design departments, design offices, classification societies, etc.
- For more, visit the Maritime Engineering section of Into, the Aalto University student portal.
Structure of studies
The programme is organised in two parts:
- In your first year, you study master's-level topics within maritime engineering, naval architecture and offshore engineering: stability, resistance and propulsion, seakeeping, manoeuvring and ship and ocean structures. If you did not study naval architecture as part of your bachelor's degree, you will also have basic introductory courses in naval architecture. In addition to maritime engineering courses, you will take courses on general and special engineering competences, such as CFD, structural analysis, composite materials, etc. The emphasis in each subject will depend on the university and your entrance qualifications.
- In the second year, you study your chosen specialisation: ocean structures, passenger ships, ship design, ship operations or small craft. Each subject defines a study track.
Studies are structured so that you will study at one of the partner universities for the first part of your degree and transfer to another university to complete your degree during the second year. In the case of the passenger ships track, you will study at either Chalmers, DTUor NTNU for the first year and at Aalto University for the second.
The five study tracks are defined below, with the partner university responsible for the track given in parentheses.
Admissions for the programme are processed by DTU. Applications to the programme must be submitted through the DTU admission system. DEADLINE 1ST MARCH 2020
In order to apply for the Nordic Master in Maritime Engineering, you must fulfil a number of requirements. These requirements apply to all applicants for the programme, regardless of which university you decide to apply for.
- A BSc degree corresponding to a minimum 180 ECTS credits in:
- Naval Architecture if starting at Aalto University, Chalmers, DTU, KTH or NTNU,
- Mechanical engineering if starting at Aalto University, Chalmers or KTH
- A BEng in Mechanical Engineering is accepted for starting Aalto University, Chalmers and KTH.
- Applicants with a BEng in Naval Architecture, or a BSc or BEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, in Ocean Engineering, in Civil Engineering or in Engineering Physics will be considered on an individual basis.
- The applicant's qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and mechanics and applicant must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements:
- Mathematics: 25 ECTS. Including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
- Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS. Students without this qualification must be prepared to complete their curriculum during the first year.
- Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10–15 ECTS.
- Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS. Moreover, the applicant must have sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.* Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme.
The applicants must have an excellent command of English and they must present an official language test report. The acceptable tests are TOEFL and IELTS. No other English proficiency tests are accepted.
- Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4.5)
- Computer-based test: 237 (essay writing grade 4.5)
- Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22)
- 6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic accepted)
- Cambridge Advanced English: 180
When filling in the online application form, the test date and the test scores have to be filled in if they are already available. The results are valid for two years. The language test result has to be valid during the application period, meaning that the test result has to be valid at least on the first day of the application period. Please note that the ETS does not send TOEFL test results after they have expired.
- Applicants who have completed a higher education degree and the requisite studies in an English-language programme requiring a physical on-site presence at a university in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the United States.
- Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country.
- Applicants with upper secondary education and a Bachelor’s degree (issued or ongoing if the applicant is currently enrolled in the last semester) from a Nordic country shall provide proof of English proficiency, for example by providing transcripts from their upper secondary education.
All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium's partner universities. The candidates who meet the above requirements are ranked based on the their academic achievements. Admission is based on a joint decision by the admission board of the consortium.
Tuition fees and scholarships
Currently, Aalto University, DTU, KTH and Chalmers charge fees to non-EU/EEA students. Some universities also charge an application fee and some have a compulsory student union fee. Please read more at the individual universities' websites: