Teknisk design - Mekanisk

Professional Degree

Technical Design – Mechanical

Online Study Programme

Hands-on education that teaches you about mechanical assemblies and structures. This knowledge is in demand across a range of industries and can open doors to exciting opportunities in fields such as construction and the oil industry.

Online Studies

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13 August 2024

15 October 2024

7 January 2025

1 year full time | 2 years part time

Full time: NOK 44.000,- per semester
Part time: NOK 22.000,- per semester

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

Why Study Mechanical Technical Design?

Mechanical Technical Design is an exciting programme that focuses on developing technical solutions for mechanical systems and products. You will gain skills in producing mechanical drawings and designing products for prototyping or optimisation.

Throughout the programme you will acquire knowledge of fundamental design principles, universal design, holistic user experience and technical solutions that meet current requirements. The curriculum also emphasises the production of presentation materials that can be used as a portfolio in a future job application process.

Career Opportunities

After completing the program in Mechanical Technical Design, you can pursue roles such as:

  • Technical drafter
  • Design assistant
  • Product developer
  • CAD operator
  • Technical consultant
  • Entrepreneur
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Programme information

This programme provides a comprehensive understanding of technical drawing and modelling, focusing on both mechanical and architectural aspects. Through practical projects and visualisation tasks, you will develop the ability to conceptualise and present ideas. The programme also includes product design and prototyping, where you will gain practical experience of turning an idea into a product. A key element is the use of computer-aided design (CAD) to realise and document projects.

The exam project gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills through an integrated application of the skills you have learnt. Overall, the programme provides a solid foundation for you to explore and implement creative concepts in technical design.

Subjects in Technical Design – Mechanical:

  • Technical Drawing
  • 3D Mechanical
  • 3D Architectural
  • Semester Project
  • Visualisation
  • Product Design
  • Prototyping
  • CAD Project
  • Exam Project
School: Noroff Higher Vocational College (Noroff Fagskole)
Application deadline: Continuous admission. Applications are processed in the order they are submitted.
Language of instruction: English
Accreditations: Approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). Accredited by NOKUT.
Degree: Professional Degree
Credits: 60 ECVET

Hardware and software

We recommend:

  • Desktop PC rather than a laptop (due to cost).
  • Intel i7 processor.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10.
  • Graphics card 2060 RTX or better.
  • Minimum 16 GB RAM.
  • Storage: SSD with a minimum of 256GB, or a smaller SSD in conjunction with a larger spinning hard drive.
  • 2 external monitors. Should have 1 high-resolution screen in the combination of monitors.
  • 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator.
  • PC - Not Mac (some programs are not compatible or work less optimally on Mac).
  • 3D printer.

Equipment recommendations are based on the system requirements of program providers.

Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Adobe Photoshop, TwinMotion, Sollibri.

Approximately NOK 1000 per year should be expected. Free alternatives can be used but are not recommended.

Noroff has ongoing admissions, and applications are processed in the order they are received. The earlier you apply, the earlier you can secure a study place.

To qualify for the program, you must have general study competence or vocational education with a professional certificate. It is also possible to apply based on recognized prior learning.

For international students, depending upon which country you have received your education from, the requirements will differ. Please use this website where you can find the specific requirements for your country at the bottom of the page.

You can read more about admission requirements here.

All our study programs are approved for loans and grants from the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen). You can apply to the Loan Fund for basic support (loan and grant; NOK 137,907) and tuition fees (NOK 74,366).

As an adult student, you can receive loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. This also applies if you work while studying.

As a main rule, you must be a Norwegian citizen to receive support from the Norwegian State Educational Fund. However, foreign citizens may also be entitled to financial support. Check here to see if you are eligible.

You can read more about payment, loans, and grants here. 

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