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 

Mandatory courses:

12420 Advanced Engineering Geology (5 ECTS)

12421 Advanced Soil Mechanics (5 ECTS)

12431 Rock Physics and Rock Mechanics (5 ECTS)

42500 Innovation in Engineering (5 ECTS)

Plus elective courses (10 ECTS), for example:

12612 Concrete Technology (5 ECTS) Mandatory if 2 year option 4 is chosen

41967 Seismic and Wind Engineering (10 ECTS)

12430 Mineral Resources (5 ECTS)

30532 Introduction to Digital Mapping and GIS (5 ECTS)

Mandatory courses:

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 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)

TBM4501 - Civil and Environmental Engineering, 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 4950 - 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)

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

 

Elective

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

 

Semester 2

Thesis

TBA 4900 - 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 

 

 

 

Option 3 NTNU – 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 ECDS)

 

 

 

* NB This option cannot be chosen in 2022-2023.

**The Course should be approved by supervisor at NTNU

 

 

 

Option 4 NTNU – Concrete in cold climates

Semester 1

Mandatory

TKT4550 - Structural Engineering, Specialization Project (7.5 ECTS)

 

Elective

Three technical courses to supplement the project work (7.5 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)

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

 

Elective

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

 

Semester 2

Thesis

TBA 4940 - 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

 

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
26 NOVEMBER 2022