The Master Craftsmanship study programme is divided into the three following fields of study:
- General academic subjects that are required within the chosen trade, i.e. core subjects.
- Courses in business operation and management, electives of either the student or the field.
- Subjects within the chosen trade, electives of either the student or the field.
Studies at the School of Master Craftsmanship are available as distance learning courses. Students can decide for themselves how many courses they complete each semester. The programme set-up aims at students being able to work full time while studying. However, there is an obligatory on campus session twice each semester, which takes place in the Technical College at Háteigsvegur.
The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture sets the standards for length of study and the number of credits that may vary depending on vocational trades. The curriculum is available on the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture website.
The objective of the master craftsmanship study programmes is to provide those who have completed a journeyman’s examination with further education as well as training in project management, teaching apprentices professional workmanship, safety rules and their vocational trade. Upon completing the studies, the master craftsmen receive a Master Craftsmanship Diploma issued by the local district commissioner.