Why choose this programme?
New study programme autumn 2018
Do you want to know how devastating a tsunami can be along the coast? Are you interested in the safety of ships and oil platforms in stormy or arctic environments? Do you want to work on industrial flow problems such as simultaneous transport of oil and natural gas in the same pipeline? Or do you want to know how biomechanics is used to understand the mechanisms responsible for heart failure, stroke or Alzheimer's disease? Then Mechanics is the master's programme for you.
About the programme
The master's programme in Mechanics gives you practical experience with scientific method and thinking, and teaches you to develop tools based on mathematics, informatics and mechanics. You use these tools to solve important problems of the type mentioned above. The master's programme in Mechanics deals with both fluid and solid mechanics with a common base of continuum mechanics.
We know that students who are happy with their study environment are more likely to succeed with their studies. Therefore we want you to enjoy being a student with us!
At the beginning of the study you have an opportunity to get to know both older and newer students and employees, in professional and social settings. If you wonder about some practical aspect of your study, or need advice, please contact us.
The University of Oslo has a rich student life with more than 200 student associations. We encourage all our students to be socially active. As a student you have access to pleasant study areas, both for studies and social activities, in near vicinity to the research environments. Read more about Student life.
The master's programme in Mechanics offers possibilities for studies at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in your third semester.
You can also go on exchange through the agreements offered by the University of Oslo. We recommend that you go during the second, or maybe the third, semester. Another possibility is to spend time abroad during your thesis work. Read more about studies abroad.
Further studies and work
After the study you will be well prepared for working in several fields both within the private and public sectors. Many of our master's theses are directly related to the problems and activities of technological companies and institutions in Norway. Mechanics can be a bridge between mathematics and physics and can be a suitable specialization for those who want to be science teachers in school. Some of the master's students who obtain very good results choose to continue on a research carrier by taking a doctoral degree (PhD) at the University of Oslo or a university abroad.