Courses

The Arctic Semester in Sisimiut in the spring is mandatory in year one. Therefore, students on the Land Track always start their first year at DTU and take the second year at NTNU/UNIS.

See detailed course plan for the Land Track below.

Year 1: DTU, including Arctic Semester

 

Semester 1
(Lyngby Campus)

Mandatory

12421 Advanced Soil Mechanics (5 ECTS)
12431 Principles  of Rock Mechanics (5 ECTS)
12451 Pavement Mechanics (5 ECTS) or 12430 Mineral Resources (5 ECTS)
42500 Innovation in Engineering (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (10 ECTS), for example:

12423 Numerical modelling in soil mechanics (5 ECTS)
12430 Mineral Resources (5 ECTS)

12451 Pavement Mechanics (5 ECTS)
30552 Satellite Geodesy (5 ECTS)
41117 Marine and Coastal Structures (5 ECTS)
41222 Wave loads on ships and offshore structures (5 ECTS)
41525 Finite Element Methods (10 ECTS)

Semester 2
(Sisimiut Campus)

Mandatory

30857 Extreme Climate & Physical Environment (5 ECTS)
41882 The Arctic Infrastructure & Societies (5 ECTS)
12859 Environmental Engineering in the Arctic  (5 ECTS)
12854 Infrastructure Constructions in the Arctic (15 ECTS

More information about DTU's courses.

Year 2: NTNU or UNIS, including Master’s Thesis

 

Option 1 UNIS -Geo-investigations and analysis (Arctic specialization)

Semester 1

Mandatory

AT-301Arctic Infrastructures in a Changing Climate (10 ECTS)

Elective project (carried out at UNIS)

TBM4501 - Civil and Environmental Engineering, Specialization Project (10 ECTS)

One, or two* elective course

AT-332 - Physical Environmental Loads on Arctic Coastal and Offshore Structures (10 ECTS)

One course within Arctic Safety or Arctic Energy (10 ECTS) can also be chosen. The current course portfolio for UNIS courses autumn 2025 is under development and will be published on UNIS website in due time

Semester 2

Thesis, at UNIS -

One of the two options

TBM4900 – Master Civil and Environmental Engineering (30 ECTS)

TKT4950 – Structural Engineering, Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)

*One course if one of the elective projects are chosen and two courses if no elective project is chosen.

Option 2 NTNU –Geotechnics

Semester 1

Mandatory

TBA4116 - Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course (7.5 ECTS)

TBM4500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

Elective

Two technical courses to supplement the project work (2 x 7.5 ECTS)*

Semester 2

Thesis

TBM4900 – Master Civil and Environmental Engineering (30 ECTS)

*Courses should be approved by supervisor at NTNU and one of them could be AT-301 at UNIS

Option 3 NTNU – Engineering geology and Rock mechanics*

Semester 1

Mandatory

TGB 4212 – Advanced Rock Mechanics and Introduction to Mining Methods (7.5 ECTS)

TGB 4570 – Engineering Geology, Specialization Project (15 ECTS)

Elective

One technical course to supplement the project work (7.5 ECTS)**

Semester 2

Thesis

TGB4945 Engineering Geology, Master’s thesis (30 ECTS)

*NB This option can only be chosen with a background in rock mechanics.

**TheCourse should be approved by supervisor at NTNU

Option 4 NTNU – Structures in cold climate

Semester 1

Mandatory

TKT4550 - Structural Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

Elective

Three technical courses to supplement the project work (22.5 ECTS)*

Semester 2

Thesis

TKT4950 – Structural Engineering, Master’s Thesis (30 ECTS)

*TheCourses should be approved by supervisor at NTNU

Option 5 NTNU –Transportation Infrastructure in Cold Climates

Semester 1

Mandatory

TBM4500 - Civil and Environmental Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

Elective

Three elective courses to supplement the project work (15 ECTS)*

Semester 2

Thesis

TBM4900 – Master Civil and Environmental Engineering (30 ECTS)

*Courses should be approved by supervisor at NTNU and one of them could be AT-301 at UNIS

More information about courses at UNIS

More information about courses at NTNU

https://www.coldclimate-master.org/da/study-tracks/land-track/courses
14 JUNE 2024