Marine installations

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120


Objectives and content


Exploration, mapping and monitoring of marine environment and resources are based on marine measurement systems and marine installations. These have a 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 systems 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, measurement technology and instrumentation as well as marine constructions.

The value creation in the Norwegian marine industry is growing strongly and is an important foundation for further economic growth and development in Norway 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.


The study program in ocean technology has focus on "Marin measurement systems" and "Marine installations" with specialized courses in acoustics / optics / measurement technology and construction.

The specialization "Marine installations" contains courses in materials for subsea technology or in marine technical analysis, experimental methods and modelling as well as measurement technology. In addition, there are elective courses adapted to the thesis project.

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 the University of Bergen and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.

What you Learn

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:


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 system and Marine installations
  • have advanced knowledge within the chosen specialization of instrumentation, acoustics or optics in Marine measurement systems, or in the chosen subject area in 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.


The candidate:

  • can analyze problems in ocean technology and perform advanced calculations, measurements and analysis within ¿Marine measurement systems¿ or ¿Marine installations¿
  • can handle and present measurement data, discuss precision and accuracy and use software programming tools 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 Marine measurement systems or Marine installations.

General competence

The candidate:

  • can analyze relevant issues within the chosen specialization (Marin measurement systems 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
  • can analyze issues related to ocean technology with focus on professional/ research related ethics issues, and respect values such as ethics, transparency and reliability in their own work
  • 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 systems¿ or "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

In order to apply for the Master Programme in Ocean Technology with a specialization in Marine Installations you need to hold a bachelor degree in mechanical or marine engineering. The degree needs to fulfill specific admission requirements.

Bachelor degrees from UiB that qualify:

No bachelor degree from UiB qualifies for admission.

Other bachelor degrees that qualify:

Bachelor degrees in mechanical or marine engineering. The degree needs to contain approved courses in:

  • Thermodynamics (10 ECTS)
  • Materials science (10 ECTS)
  • Mathematics (30 ECTS)

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