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Marine measurement and control technology

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

Introduction

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.

The Degree

Master of Science in Ocean Technology

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:

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 who want to take parts of the study abroad.

How to Apply

Semester

Autumn

Admission Requirements

The admission requirement is a Bachelor's degree in physics or engineering, please refer to ¿additional requirements¿ for relevant subject areas. The minimum academic requirement is an average grade of C or higher in the Bachelor's degree.

In case there are more applicants for the programme than there are places available, applicants will be rated according to the grades presented in the admission papers.

The following additional requirements apply:

For admission to the specialization "Marine measurement and control technology":
¿ A background in physics or electrical engineering.

In addition, applicants with a background in engineering, need to have completed approved courses in:
¿ Basic measurement technology / instrumentation (10 ECTS)
¿ Basic signal processing (10 ECTS)
¿ Programming (10 ECTS)
¿ Mathematics (30 ECTS)

In addition, applicants with a background in physics, need to have completed the following courses (or equivalent) as part of the Bachelor¿s degree:
¿ Mathematics (30 ECTS)
¿ PHYS116: Signal and System Analysis
¿ PHYS264: Atmospheric and Marine Optics
¿ PHYS271: Acoustics
¿ The course PHYS225: «Measurement technology» has to be completed during the first semester of the Master¿s programme.

For admission to the specialization "Marine installations":
¿ A background in mechanical or marine engineering.
In addition, applicants need to have completed approved courses in:
¿ Thermodynamics (10 ECTS)
¿ Materials science (10 ECTS)
¿ Mathematics (30 ECTS)

According to Forskrift om opptak til Universitetet i Bergen, chapter 4, §4-1, section 2 and 3, the following quotas apply for admission to the Master¿s Programme in Ocean Technology:

1) The places are to be evenly distributed between the two specializations. This implies that 50% of the places are allocated to to applicants who are eligible for admission to the specialization "Marine measurement and control technology" and 50% of the places are allocated to applicants who are qualified for the specialization "Marine installations".

If there are not enough qualified applicants to fill the places on one of specializations, the places can be redeployed to the other specializations according to academic assessment and depending on available supervisor capacity.

2) A maximum of two places are reserved for applicants with a Bachelor's degree from the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy, which also has a recommendation and a grant from Forsvaret. This must be documented. Applicants must also satisfy both the general and the specific admission requirements.

If there are more than two applicants for these places, the applicants are ranked according to the grades presented in the admission papers. If there are no qualified applicants for these places, they will be released and can be used for ordinary applicants.

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