Prerequisites and requirements

Admission requirements 
In order to apply for the Nordic Master programme in Maritime Engineering (NMME), you have to fulfill a number of requirements.

Degree Requirements:
Applicants must hold a BSc or BEng corresponding to a minimum of 180 ECTS credits. At Aalto and Chalmers it is possible to start with no prerequisites within naval architecture.

Applicants must hold one of the following degrees:

  • A BSc degree in Naval Architecture for start at Aalto, Chalmers, DTU and NTNU,
  • A BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering for start at Aalto and Chalmers,
  • A BEng in Mechanical Engineering for start Aalto and Chalmers.
  • Applicants with a BEng in Naval Architecture, or a BSc or BEng in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, in Ocean Engineering, in Civil Engineering or in Engineering Physics will be considered on an individual basis.

The degree must not be more than 10 years old,. Applicants with an older degree may be considered under special circumstances.

The applicant’s qualifications must include a strong working knowledge of mathematics and mechanics and applicants must document that they have fulfilled the following minimum requirements (a qualification checklist for this documentation must be attached to your application; it is part of the Application Summary and Motivation Statement form and can be found here):

  • Mathematics: 25 ECTS including linear algebra, calculus and differential equations.
  • Statistics and probability theory: 5 ECTS. Students without this qualification must be prepared to complete their curriculum during the first year.
  • Statics, mechanical vibrations, and strength of materials: 10-15 ECTS
  • Fluid mechanics: min. 5 ECTS
  • Sufficient qualifications within numerical methods and elementary programming using e.g. MATLAB or a similar programming language.

Applicants with a Polytechnic (FI), Högskoleingeniör (SE) and Diplomingeniør (DK) degree may be expected to do extra course work to qualify for the programme.

English language requirements:
When applying for admission, you must provide evidence of your academic achievements and proficiency in English. Certified photocopies of relevant documents must be enclosed with the application. The English language requirements can be fulfilled by: 

  • TOEFL:
    Paper-based: 580 (written section grade 4,5)
    Internet-based test: 92 (written section grade 22) 
  • IELTS:   6.5, no section lower than 5.5 (only IELTS Academic Training accepted)

  • C1 Advanced / Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

The language test must not be older than two years


English language test exemptions:

  1. Applicants who have citizenship or have completed a university degree instructed in English at a university that is physically located in one of the following countries:
    - Australia
    - Canada (except Quebec)
    - Ireland  
    - New Zealand
    - United Kingdom
    - USA
  2. Applicants who have completed at least a 3-year degree instructed in English in an EU/EEA country.

For Nordic citizens only: documentation from upper seconday school/high school that the English level is comparable with the English B - level in Denmark (see Skema til omregning af fagniveauer for nordiske eksaminer, see here), and include the school leaving certificate of your upper secondary education in your application package).

Ranking and priority 

All applications are academically evaluated by the consortium partner universities. For applicants fulfilling the above requirements the ranking is done on the basis of the applicant’s academic achievements. Admission is based on joint decision by the admission board of the consortium.
There is a maximum in the number of students admitted to each university and to each study track. The maxima are decided by the admission board. For this reason applicants may apply for more than one study track/university combination and should state their priority in their Application Summary and Motivation Statement form. Qualified students who are not admitted to their first priority combination may be offered their second priority combination.
19 JANUARY 2022