Practical Training in Ocean Technology
Level of Study
Objectives and Content
The course aims to provide students with valuable and relevant practical experience through practice internship in a company or research establishment relevant for ocean technology. Students will be deployed at the host company or research establishment on fixed days of the week.
In the course the students actively participate in practice placement with a host company / research establishment with work tasks that naturally belong to the study programme in ocean technology. The course provides practical understanding of typical work processes in a company / research establishment aimed at ocean technology with applications in areas such as environmental monitoring, fish/ aquaculture technology, deepsea mineral mining and oil and gas. The course gives the students opportunity to reflect on the interaction between completed educational subjects and practical professional practice within ocean technology
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has knowledge about the company / research establishment's character and place in society
- can explain the tasks and working methods in the company or research establishment, as well as describe the corporate culture and the roles of colleagues in the workplace
- is able to familiarize her-/himself with the assigned tasks, and communicate and collaborate with work colleagues to resolve these.
- can reflect on her/his professional practice.
- can present the work conducted during the practice written and oral
- is able to conform to the requirements issued by the workplace
- can reflect on her/his own knowledge and learning, and reflect on her/his own role in cooperation with other
- can communicate key subject matter as theories, issues and solutions both in writing and oral, and exchange views and experiences with professionals in the field
Required Previous Knowledge
HTEK101 Introduction to Ocean Environment.
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
Work practice deployment in a company/ research establishment
The practice deployment is to consist of two full workdays pr. week from the end of August until the end of November (14 weeks). The corresponds to about 200 hours. In addition to this, pre-work, reporting, meetings, presentations and other necessary work related to the course will be required. A written contract between the student, the University of Bergen and Company/research establishment is available. Written an oral reports should be addressed to the contact at the University of Bergen.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
The compulsory teaching activities in the course include the following
- 2 reflection journals (each with 1-2 pictures) during the work practice deployment
- Final reflection journal
- Timesheets signed by contact person in the company/ research establishment
- Written feedback report from the contact person at the company/ research establishment
The compulsory assignments are valid for 2 subsequent semesters. Detailed guidelines and deadlines will be announced at the start of the course. Parts of the portfolio content mentioned above may be required to be submitted / presented as electronic documents / websites.
Forms of Assessment
The course uses portfolio assessment and oral presentation of the content of the work practice deployment with the grade pass / fail.
The portfolio consists of the following parts:
- 2 reflection journals (each with 1-2 pictures) during the work practice deployment.
- Final reflection journal
The content of the portfolio must be approved prior to the oral presentation of the work practice deployment. The portfolio counts for 50 % and the oral presentation counts for 50% of the final grade. It is a requirement that the oral presentation is "passed" in order to get the overall course grade "passed".
Examination Support Material
The course is only given and assessed in the 3rd semester of the master program in Ocean Technology.
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.
Contact information student adviser: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephine: 55 58 27 53