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Sea Track

The Sea Track focuses on Arctic ships and offshore structures and the courses are offered by NTNU and Aalto.

The track gives the graduates a comprehensive overview of the different aspects related to the design and analysis of Arctic ships and offshore structures as well as operations on ice-covered waters.

All students will participate in Arctic field work.

The Sea Track covers both the basic knowledge as well as application of Arctic marine technology. During the studies, the students have the possibility to participate on Arctic field work (Svalbard/UNIS), laboratory work at Aalto Ice Tank and numerical modelling of ice related problems.


Special Knowledge on Arctic Ships and Offshore Structures and Operations

Graduates from the Sea Track will have acquired special knowledge related to Arctic ships and offshore structures and Arctic operations and will be able to:

  • Understand the complicated and specific natures of Arctic design and operation environment.
  • Describe the challenging environment and use this knowledge for modelling purposes.
  • Design and carry out Arctic field work measurement campaigns.
  • Understand the basic characteristics of ice model scale testing.
  • Use analytical and numerical models to predict ice-structure interaction and other ice related problems.


Which Degree Will I Get?

The Cold Climate Engineering programme is a so-called double degree programme. When you finish the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering you will receive a degree from both universities you have attended during your master’s programme.

You will receive a degree diploma with the progamme name: Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering with the following double degree title: 

Aalto: Master of Science (Technology)
NTNU: Master of Science in Cold Climate Engineering


Career Prospects

Graduates from the Sea Track are expected to find work in oil companies, shipyards, classification societies, governmental bodies, consulting and design companies, research institutes and universities with activities on ice-covered waters.
14 JUNE 2024