Natural resources

Natural resources (for students admitted before 2018)

This is for you if you are interested in Natural Resources from a value chain perspective! You will start at NTNU and must submit your application for enrolment at NTNU 

In the first year your will gain competences in Natural Resources at NTNU and in the second year you can decide to carry on your studies either at DTU or at University of Iceland (UoI). At DTU you will gain additional competences in Industrial Production whilst at UoI you will gain additional competences in Supply Chain Management. 

Learning outcome 

  • Describe physiology, anatomy, health and welfare of fish and be able to relate this to fisheries 
  • Analyze and evaluate different systems used in fisheries and understand the interactions between human activity, environmental conditions and aquatic exploitation 
  • Evaluate running cost and performance using cost/benefit analysis
  • Estimate the impact of of laws and regulations that can have effect on revenue  (HI (UoI) specialisation) 
  • Evaluate the economical, technical, environmental and biological challenges of the aquatic food value chain from a management and sustainability perspective (HI (UoI) Ind. Eng. specialisation). 
  • Evaluate the cause and effect of different production techniques strategies and handling process during the life of the fish and final process quality of fish as food (DTU Specialization)     

Courses during the first year

Semester 1 (e-learning)

  • Aquatic Food Primary Production: Fishery and Aquaculture (7.5 ECTS; NMBU AQF200
  • Aquatic Food Processing and Technology (7. 5 ECTS; NTNU BT3110
  • Safety and Health Effects of Aquatic Food (7.5 ECTS; DTU 23154
  • Aquatic Food Supply Chain Management, Environment and Resources (7.5 ECTS; UoI IÐN118
Semester 2 
  • Food Science, Advanced (7.5 ECTS; NTNU BT3119)
  • Thermal and Process Engineering for Biomaterials (7.5 ECTS; NTNU TEP4265)
  • Elective courses (15 ECTS)

Courses during the second year

Semester 3 

Specialization at NTNU/UoI: Natural Resources and Supply Chain Management 
  • Production Planning (7.5 ECTS; UoI IÐN110F)
  • Supply Chain Management (7.5 ECTS; UoI IÐN116F)
  • Elective courses (15 ECTS)


Specialization at NTNU/DTU: Natural Resources and Industrial Production
  • Introduction to food production chains (10 ECTS; DTU 23101)
  • Predictive Food Microbiology (5 ECTS; DTU 23551)
  • Elective courses (15 ECTS)
Semester 4 

M.Sc. thesis project (30 ECTS)
16 JUNE 2019