Bachelor of Military Studies in Leadership & Civil Engineering (Military Engineering/ Military Geomatics)

Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier med fordypning i ledelse og ingeniørfag (Militær bygg- og anleggsteknikk/Militær geomatikk)
Level of study: 
230 (MilAnlegg) / 232,5 (MilGeo)
7 semesters

The program provides you with a combined civil engineering and leadership degree with specialisations in military engineering or military geomatics. The education has a duration of three and a half years and gives a total of over 180 credits (230-232,5 credits depending on specialisation). During the period you will receive a solid military engineering education as well as a military leadership training as an officer. See more about the programme here: Forsvarets utdanningsoversikt.

The degree has been prepared in accordance with the frameworks and guidelines given in the Regulations on the Framework Plan for Engineering Education FOR-2018-05-18-870 and the national qualification framework.

Learning outcome

After completing the officer education, the cadet should be able to:


  • Understand the field of engineering in either military engineering or military geomatics. 
  • Apply the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and management in the completion of technical engineering tasks.  
  • Understand military technology’s history and technological development, as well as the role of the engineering officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces.  
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the sources of knowledge and where to discover and review relevant research and developmental in the field of civil engineering and military sciences.


  • Apply skills and relevant results from research and development to resolve theoretical, technical and practical challenges in the field, in addition to explaining the reasoning behind their choices. 
  • Upgrade your own engineering skills and innovative work and use information and theoretical resources to highlight contemporary challenges.  
  • Identify, plan and conduct engineering projects, work assignments, tests and experiments, both independently and in teams.  
  • Apply relevant methods for carrying out projects and develop your own and others’ leadership skills.

General Competence

  • Consider the ethical, environmental, health, social and economic implications of your own and other’s actions within their field.  
  • Convey their knowledge of civil engineering and military sciences to different target audiences both written and verbally in Norwegian and English.  
  • Assess their own professional practices, both in teams and interdisciplinary contexts, and ability adapt it to their own work situations.  
  • Fulfil their responsibility as an officer by exemplifying the profession and living in accordance with ethical guidelines and standards, in addition to adhering to national and international laws and legislation.
Sensor system

The study uses various forms of assessment, both written and oral exams, and assessments related to practice arenas. Approved mandatory work requirements are a prerequisite for being able to take the exam in all subjects that have compulsory work requirements. The scope, number and form of work requirements vary between subjects.