Home

Education

Master

Master's Programme in Ocean Technology

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120
  • Tuition fee http://www.uib.no/en/education/49499/how-finance-your-studies None

Presentation

The Degree

Master of Science in Ocean Technology

Objectives and content

Objectives:
Exploration, mapping and monitoring of marine environment and resources are based on marine measurement and control technology and marine installations, which has fundamental importance for the development of fisheries and aquaculture, for the monitoring of marine environment (ocean currents, biomass, ecosystem, seabed topography and seabed properties) , climate (ocean temperature and ice mass in the far north), renewable energy (wave and offshore wind), the Royal Norwegian Navy (active and passive monitoring techniques), for the petroleum industry, as well as exploration of new mineral and biological resources in the deep ocean.
The study program aims to provide students with advanced knowledge of core topics in ocean technology with particular focus on marine measurement and control technology and marine installations. The program is designed so that the students will develop the ability to understand existing ocean technology while focusing on possibilities for further development of ocean technology. Innovation is emphasized. The academic profile of the program is based on applied physics and technology with key topics such as marine acoustics and optics, marine construction and operation and maintenance of marine installations. The value creation in the Norwegian marine industry is growing strongly and is an important foundation for further economic growth and development in Norwegian in the years ahead. To ensure a good and forward-looking technological development the marine industry need employees with advanced knowledge of core topics in ocean technology, which is the core of this study program.

Content:
The study program in ocean technology has focus on "Marin measurement and control technology" and "Marine installations" with specialized courses in acoustics / optics and construction / operation and maintenance.
The specialization "Marin measurement and control technology" contains courses in measurement technology and instrumentation and a further specialization in acoustics or optics. The specialization "Marine installations" contains courses in materials for subsea technology, marine technical analysis and risk and reliability analysis in construction and/or operation and maintenance within ocean technology. The work methods are lectures, seminars and laboratory work, in addition to a supervised research project in the form of a thesis. The program consists of courses at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the study programme the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence: 

Knowledge

The candidate:
* have a thorough knowledge of ocean technology and can discuss key challenges and opportunities in the field.
* have in-depth knowledge in one of the two specializations of the study program; Marin measurement and control technology and Marine installations with advanced knowledge within acoustics or optics of Marine measurement and control technology specialization or within construction or operation and maintenance of the Marine installations specialization.
* has knowledge in subjects such as mathematics, physics, ICT and technology which provides a good foundation for continuous update of knowledge and competence within ocean technology.
 

Skills

The candidate:
* can analyze problems in ocean technology and perform advanced calculations, measurements and analysis within "Marine measurement and control technology" and "Marine installations".
* can handle and present measurement data, discuss precision and accuracy and use software programming tool to analyze and process measurement data.
* can perform a supervised research project according to ethical norms in an independent and self-initiative manner on a topic related to Marin measurement and control technology or Marine installations.
 

General competence

The candidate:
* can analyze relevant issues within the chosen specialization (Marin measurement and control technology or Marine installations), as well as discuss and communicate these to both specialists and other interested parties who do not have in-depth knowledge in the field.
* can with his/her knowledge and skills work independently or in groups with practical technological and/ or scientific tasks of high complexity.
* has a scientific basis for active participation in innovation processes based on a thorough knowledge of ocean technology in general, and in depth knowledge in one of the specialization areas "Marine measurement and control technology" and "Marine installations" in particular.
 

Semester

Autumn

What you Learn

Required Learning Outcomes

On completion of the study programme the candidate should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The candidate:
* have a thorough knowledge of ocean technology and can discuss key challenges and opportunities in the field.
* have in-depth knowledge in one of the two specializations of the study program; Marin measurement and control technology and Marine installations with advanced knowledge within acoustics or optics of Marine measurement and control technology specialization or within construction or operation and maintenance of the Marine installations specialization.
* has knowledge in subjects such as mathematics, physics, ICT and technology which provides a good foundation for continuous update of knowledge and competence within ocean technology.

Skills

The candidate:
* can analyze problems in ocean technology and perform advanced calculations, measurements and analysis within "Marine measurement and control technology" and "Marine installations".
* can handle and present measurement data, discuss precision and accuracy and use software programming tool to analyze and process measurement data.
* can perform a supervised research project according to ethical norms in an independent and self-initiative manner on a topic related to Marin measurement and control technology or Marine installations.
 

General competence

The candidate:
* can analyze relevant issues within the chosen specialization (Marin measurement and control technology or Marine installations), as well as discuss and communicate these to both specialists and other interested parties who do not have in-depth knowledge in the field.
* can with his/her knowledge and skills work independently or in groups with practical technological and/ or scientific tasks of high complexity.
* has a scientific basis for active participation in innovation processes based on a thorough knowledge of ocean technology in general, and in depth knowledge in one of the specialization areas "Marine measurement and control technology" and "Marine installations" in particular.

Study Period Abroad

Study period abroad

It is possible for the students to take parts of the study abroad.

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

The admission requirement is a Bachelor's degree in physics or engineering (electrical or mechanical/marine). The average grade in the Bachelor's program or equivalent must normally be C or better. If there are more applicants for the study program than there are places, applicants will be rated according to the grades presented in the admission papers.

For admission to the specialization "Marine measurement and control technology" the following courses/topics must have been approved: basic measurement technology / instrumentation (10 credits), basic signal processing (10 credits), programming (10 credits) and mathematics (30 credits).

For admission to the specialization "Marine installations" the following courses/topics must have been approved: thermodynamics (10 credits), materials science (10 credits) and mathematics (30 credits).

Application procedure

Please note: The programme is only available for applicants who are residing in Norway, applicants with a Norwegian ID and Nordic citizens.

You apply for admission on SøknadsWeb. More information is available on http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/54992/international-masters-degree-applicants-residing-norway

Due to large interest and a high number of applications for this master's programme, only applications with the master's programme in ocean technology listed as the first priority will be considered.

Thus, if you want to apply for admission to the master's programme in ocean technology you have to list this programme as the first priority in your application. If you list other master's programmes as your second and/or third priority, these application options will still be processed unless any other information is given on the websites for the respective programmes.

Semester

Autumn

Programme structure

Master's Programme in Ocean Technology (krav 120 SP)
Specialization
Marine installations (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory courses (krav 30 SP)
Mandatory course
Risk and reliability engineering
Subsea Materials
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
PHYS225Measurement technology101–41
Fordypning i spesialiseringen (krav 30 SP)
Konstruksjon (krav 30 SP)
Drift og vedlikehold (krav 30 SP)
Marine measurement and control technology (krav 60 SP)
Compulsory courses (krav 30 SP)
Mandatory course
Risk and reliability engineering
Choose minimum one of the courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
PHYS225Measurement technology101–4
PHYS328Selected Topics in Measurement Science101–4
Fordypning i spesialiseringen (krav 30 SP)
Akustikk (krav 20 SP)
Choose two courses
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
PHYS271Acoustics101–4
PHYS272Acoustic Transducers101–4
PHYS371Selected Topics in Underwater Acoustics101–4
PHYS373Acoustic Measurement Systems101–4
PHYS374Theoretical Acoustics101–4
Akustikk (krav 10 SP)
Optikk (krav 20 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
PHYS264Atmospheric and Marine Optics101–4
PHYS263Laboratory Course in Optics 101–4
Valgemne (krav 10 SP)
Master thesis (krav 60 SP)
Mandatory course
Course codeCourse titleSPSR
HTEK399<title>601–41
SP = ECTS credits, S = Semester, R = Recommended semester

Specializations

bilde_ma_havteknologi.jpg

Havteknologi
Photo:
Havforskningsinstituttet

More information

About the programme

See full study plan