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: DTU Lyngby Campus

Semester 2: DTU Sisimiut Campus, Greenland 

Courses:

11563 Concrete Technology (5 ECTS)

11430 Advanced Engineering Geology (5 ECTS)

11464 Advanced Soil Mechanics (5 ECTS)

11418 Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (10 ECTS), for example: 

11374 Seismic and Wind Engineering (10 ECTS)

11420 Mineral Resources (5 ECTS)

30532 Introduction to Digital Mapping and GIS (5 ECTS)

42281 Climate Change Adaption: Methods and Tools (5 ECTS)

Courses:

11857 Extreme Climate & Physical Environment (5 ECTS)

11858 The Arctic Infrastructure & Societies (5 ECTS)

11859 Environmental Engineering in the Arctic  (5 ECTS)

11854 Infrastructure Constructions in the Arctic (15 ECTS)


More information about DTU's courses can be found here.

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

 

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

Semester 1

Mandatory

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

 

Elective project (carried out at UNIS)

TBA 4511 - Geotechnical Engineering, Specialization Project(10 ECTS)

TBA 4551 - Marine Civil Engineering, Specialization Project(10 ECTS)

TKT 4520 - Structural Design, Specialization Project (10 ECTS)

 

One elective course

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

AS-303 - Emergency Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (10 ECTS)

AS-304 - The Risk, Technology and Human Performance in Arctic Operations (10 ECTS)

 

Semester 2

Thesis, at UNIS

One of the three options

TBA 4900 - Geotechnical Engineering, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

TBA 4920 - Marine Civil Engineering, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

TKT 4920 - Structural design, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

 

 

Please note that it will only be possible to do your master's thesis at UNIS if this option is chosen.

 

 

Option 2 NTNU – Geotechnics

Semester 1

Mandatory

TBA4116 - Geotechnical Engineering, Advanced Course (7.5 ECTS)

TBA4510 - Geotechnical Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

 

Elective

Two technical courses to supplement the project work (15 ECTS)*, **

 

Semester 2

Thesis

TBA4900 - Geotechnical Engineering, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

 

 

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

**with AT-301 (10 ECTS) the semester is totally 32.5 ECTS

 

 

 

Option 3 NTNU – Rock mechanics*

Semester 1

Mandatory

TGB 4212 – Rock Mechanics, Advanced Course (7.5 ECTS)

TGB 4500 – Engineering Geology and Rock mechanics, Specialization Project (15 ECTS)

 

Elective

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

 

Semester 2

Thesis

TBA4900 - Geotechnical Engineering, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

 

 

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

**Course should be approved by supervisor at NTNU

 

 

 

Option 4 NTNU – Concrete in cold climates

Semester 1

Mandatory

TKT4235 - Concrete Technology 2 (7.5 ECTS)

TKT4550 - Structural Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

 

Elective

Two technical courses to supplement the project work (15 ECTS)*

 

Semester 2

Thesis

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

 

 

 

*Courses should be approved by supervisor at NTNU

 

 

 

Option 5 NTNU – Transportation infrastructure in cold climates

Semester 1

Mandatory

TBA4340 Operation, Maintenance and Rehabilitation of roads (7.5 ECTS)

TBA4541 - Highway Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

 

Elective

Two technical courses to supplement the project work (15 ECTS)*,**

 

Semester 2

Thesis

TBA4940 - Highway Engineering, Master's Thesis (30 ECTS)

 

 

 

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

**with AT-301 (10 ECTS) the semester is totally 32.5 ECTS

 

More information about courses at UNIS can be found here.

More information about courses at NTNU can be found here.

 

https://www.coldclimate-master.org/study-tracks/land-track/courses
6 JULY 2020