Cold climate engineering has an increasingly important role to play in order to ensure a sustainable development of the Arctic. New shipping routes as well as mining possibilities are emerging in the region. The development of new industry in the Arctic region is intensifying fast and the industry now demands engineers who have specific Arctic competencies. This trend is expected to increase in the near future.

In order to meet the demands of the industry as well as ensuring that engineers working in the fragile Arctic environment are fit for the job, the Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering was established as a joint effort of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and its Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and Aalto University. The programme welcomed the first students in 2016.

Graduates from the programme will benefit from the combined competencies, knowledge and facilities from some of the leading technical universities in the field of Arctic research and will gain a holistic approach to engineering in one of the most challenging regions of the world. This is the first comprehensive master’s programme in cold climate engineering in Europe and gives the students a unique possibility to do field work and projects in Greenland or Svalbard. By actually going to the Arctic and applying their skills, the students get valuable first-hand insight into working as an engineer in one of the most challenging areas of the world.

Application deadline: January 15, 2018

For more information on the tracks, their requirements, courses and on how to apply, visit the program webpages at

The Nordic Master in Cold Climate Engineering is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.