Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Do you want to learn more about Product Development? Choose modules from our Mechanical engineering program specializing in development of new, innovative products by the use of advanced software.

Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Spring: October 15
30 or 60 ECTS Bachelor level
Start up
Spring 2019

Why study Mechanical Engineering?

A product developer is involved in both the idea phase, development phase, and production of most products that you use every day. Bachelor studies in Mechanical Engineering opens a broad range of possibilities for a future career. Kongsberg is host to many of the country's leading technology companies, and our bachelor engineering students are very attractive to the industry.

Department of Science and Industry Systems has a close collaboration with local industry and as a bachelor student you meet guest lecturers from the industry, company visits is a natural part of the study and most of our bachelor projects are done in collaboration with industry.

What you will learn

Students enrolled in our Mechanical Engineering program will learn learn 3D modelling, structural engineering, strength assessment, materials engineering and manufacturing technique. They will also have modules where they learn about project management and systems thinking, and important basic subjects such as mathematics and physics.

We have listed below recommended modules for our exchange students within Mechanical Engineering. Department of Science and Industry Systems also welcomes students from partner institutions to our engineering modules within Electrical or Computer Engineering. The modules can be combined across the various engineering disciplines as long as the students meet the pre-requisites to enroll in the modules offered. If students meet the prerequisites to the business courses at campus Kongsberg, international students may also combine engineering with other exchange modules, to make a full semester stay.

Exchange students may choose to stay at USN for the autumn or the spring term, or the whole academic year. Recommended modules for exchange students within Mechanical Engineering:

*The main workload in the bachelor project is in the spring. Preparations in autumn is possible to do by using e-mail and skype.

Why study at USN 

USN offer an informal and student friendly environment. Our campuses are small with an open-door policy where our staff dedicates time and attention to each student. USN offers a safe living and study environment as well as a multicultural society where English is widely spoken. Our programmes are focused on practical study methods with a problem-based approach that should help students to prepare for real-life situations.

Further study opportunities

A bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering provides access to many Master's degree programs in Norway and abroad. Click here for an overview of our master's programs in engineering.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Target groups are third year bachelor students in mechanical engineering or related fields.

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.


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