Introduction to Ocean Environment
Level of Study
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 consists of a selection of modules such as:
- Introduction to marine biology, marine environment and environmental changes
- Introduction to seabed geology
- Introduction to oceanography
- Introduction to sea/ marine law
- Introduction to marine technology (terminology, floating marine structures, hydrostatics)
- Introduction to marine acoustics and optics
- Introduction to offshore renewable energy
- Introduction to subsea oil-and gas production
- Introduction to aquaculture technology
- Introduction to perspectives if sustainability in ocean environment
- Information sources and reference management
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Knowledge The student
- 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 and can convey key theories, issues and solutions in ocean technology
- can find, assess and refer to information and subject matter
General competence The student
- has general knowledge of the scientific link between central themes within ocean technology
- can give an account of selected issues in ocean technology
- is familiar with and can apply relevant sources of information, including reference management
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 and learning methods
The teaching method is by lectures and excursions
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory attendance. Approved compulsory assignments are valid for 2 subsequent semesters. It is compulsory for students admitted to the Integrated Master's Programme in Ocean Technology to take this course in the first semester of the programme.
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.
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 for Ocean Technology 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.
Contact information student adviser: email@example.com