Level of Study
Semester of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course aims to provide students with broad knowledge in key professional elements of ocean technology and convey an understanding of the subject area distinctiveness and challenges.
The course consist of the following modules:
- Introduction to marine biology, marine environment and environmental changes
(2 weeks - 4 lectures)
- Introduction to seabed geology (2 weeks - 4 lectures)
- Introduction to oceanography (2 weeks - 4 lectures)
- Introduction to sea/ marine law (2 weeks - 4 lectures)
- Introduction to marine technology (terminology, floating marine structures, hydrostatics) (3 weeks - 6 lectures)
- Introduction to marine acoustics and optics (2 weeks - 4 lectures)
Introduction to offshore renewable energy (1 weeks - 2 lectures)
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
* has a broad knowledge of central themes in ocean technology
* has knowledge of selected research and development work within ocean technology
* has understanding of key issues in ocean technology
* is able to apply professional knowledge on issues and make reasoned choices.
* master relevant professional techniques and forms of expression
* can find, assess and refer to information and subject matter
* understands the scientific link between central themes within ocean technology
* have knowledge of central issues in ocean technology
* can convey key theories, issues and solutions in ocean technology
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to the Integrated Master's Programme in Ocean Technology
Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching
The teaching method is by lectures and excursions
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory attendance. Approved compulsory assignments are valid for 2 subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
The forms of assessment are:
- Final multiple choice exam (2 hours) 80% of total grade.
- Reflection paper summarizing the course excursions 20% of total grade.
Examination Support Material
Basic calculator allowed in accordance with the regulations specified by the Faculty.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Spring semester and autumn semester. In semester without teaching is examination early in the semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and January 1st for the spring semester.
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality control system at UiB and the department.
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the programme and courses
Contact information for the course coordinator is avaialble at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Physics and Techology are administratively responsible for the course.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 2 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam