Science to Engineering

The main tasks of the School of Engineering are to renew technologies related to the technical industry and the built environment through scientific research, and to train broad-minded experts with a comprehensive understanding of complex subjects. The objectives are to create new knowledge and information, and new solutions to serve the goals of sustainable development.

The school focuses its activities on energy technology, engineering design and production, applied mechanics, civil and structural engineering, civil and environmental engineering, surveying and planning.


The school's strengths include application oriented systems know-how and its tradition of experimental research, societal interaction and impact, and expertise in engineering.

Core strategy

Research on focus areas

  • Arctic technology
  • Mechanics and materials
  • Multidisciplinary energy technologies 
  • Sustainable built environment
  • Systems design and production

Education in

  • DSc programme
  • MSc programme
  • BSc programme

Societal interaction

  • Renew technologies for industry and built environment based on scientific knowledge and research.
  • Create innovative solutions for sustainable development.
  • Provide high-quality teaching and educate experts valued by society.

School of Engineering in numbers (2016)

  • Degree students 3 406
  • MAs (Tech.): 420
  • PhDs: 43
  • Personnel: 580
  • Professors: 66

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