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Study plan for MAMN-HTEK Ocean Technology, Master's, 2 years, fall 2019

Full-time/Part-time

full-time

Language of Instruction

Norwegian and English

Semester

Autumn

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.

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.

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.

Compulsory units

The Master¿s programme consists of two components: coursework of 60 credits and an individual research project (Master¿s thesis) of 60 credits.

The specialization in «Marine measurement and control technology»:

The courses PHYS225/PHYS328, PHYS227 and MOE251 are compulsory.

In addition, there are 30 credits of elective courses chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor.

There is a further specialization in acoustics or optics.

For the specialization in acoustics at least 20 credits of acoustics coursework should be chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor from the following courses: PHYS271, PHYS272, PHYS371, PHYS373 and PHYS374.

For the specialization in optics the courses PHYS264 and PHYS263 must be included.

The specialization in «Marine installations»:

The courses PHYS225, PHYS227, MOM252 og MOE251 are compulsory.

In addition, there are 20 credits of elective courses chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor.

The structure of the programme is shown below for the different specializations.

 

Course plan for «Marine measurement and control technology»- both specializations

4th semester (spring): HTEK399 (master's thesis) (30 ECTS)
3rd semester (autumn): HTEK399 (master's thesis) (30 ECTS)
2nd semester (spring): PHYS227 (10 ECTS) - elective course (10 ECTS) - elective course (10 ECTS)
1st semester (autumn): PHYS225 (10 ECTS) or PHYS328 (10 ECTS) - MOE251* (10 ECTS) - elective course (10 ECTS)
*At Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).

Course plan for "Marine installations" both specializations

4th semester (spring): HTEK399 (master's thesis) (30 ECTS)
3rd semester (autumn): HTEK399 (master's thesis) (30 ECTS)
2nd semester (spring): PHYS227 (10 ECTS) Elective course (10 ECTS) - elective course (10 ECTS)
1st semester (autumn): PHYS225 (10 ECTS) - MOE251* (10 ECTS) - MOM252* (10 ECTS)
*At Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).

Master's thesis: HTEK399 Master's Thesis in Ocean Technology has a work load of 60 credits. The Master's thesis must be submitted within a deadline at the end of the 4th semester, 20 November or 1 June.

Recommended electives

The number of elective credits depend on the chosen specialization. Please refer to tables in the section ¿Compulsory units¿ to find the number of elective credits for each specialization. Elective courses are to be chosen in agreement with the academic supervisor.

List of specific recommended subjects:
University of Bergen

GEOF232, GEOF346, GEOF343, MAT212, PHYS205, PHYS227, PHYS231, PHYS263, PHYS264, PHYS271, PHYS272, PHYS328, PHYS371, PHYS373, PHYS374, SDG214

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

MOM221, MOM252, MOM270

In addition, courses classified by HVL as ¿tekniske spesialiseringsemner¿ that are part of the programmes in mechanical- and electrical engineering can be used as elective courses.

Sequential Requirements, courses

The recommended sequence of the courses in the programme can be found under the heading "Compulsory units".

Stipulations regarding progress

The master study has a duration of 2 years. The master thesis is to be handed in by a fixed deadline, normally 1 June or 20 November.

Study period abroad

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

Teaching methods

The teaching methods used in the various courses includes: lectures, seminars/ colloquium, group projects, laboratory exercises, exercise problem reviews

The Master¿s thesis is an independently scientific work conducted under scientific supervision.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in the study program includes: written exam (3, 4 and 5 hours), oral exam, oral project presentation, midterm exam, multiple-choice exam, term paper and laboratory journals.
The final step in the study program is the oral Master's thesis examination which is held when the Master's thesis has been submitted, evaluated and approved.

Grading scale

At UiB the grades are given in one of two possible grading scales: passed/failed and A to F.
The master's thesis will be graded A to F.
The grading scale for each course is given in the course description.

Diploma and Diploma supplement

The Diploma, in Norwegian, and the Diploma Supplement, in English, will be issued when the degree is completed.

Access to further studies

To be eligible for admission to the Doctoral education (PhD) the candidate must have completed a master's degree.
To qualify for the Doctoral education (PhD) at UiB the average grade for the master's thesis, the Master's degree and the bachelor's degree should be at least C.
In order to get enrolled you have to be granted a fellowship for doctoral training.

Employability

The value creation in the marine sector in Norway is growing strongly and is central to the overall economic development in the years ahead. The marine sector includes technology companies developing and manufacturing marine sensors and marine observation platforms. It includes subsea companies using remotely operated and autonomous underwater vehicles (ROVs / AUVs) for inspection and maintenance of subsea installations. It includes fishing industry basing its harvesting of marine resources on the use of acoustic sensors, and the aquaculture industry which employs marine sensor technologies for monitoring of production and the environment. In addition there are a number of research and development institutions and central government institutions in Bergen with focus on marine activities. University of Bergen, Western Norway University of Applied Science, The Norwegian Navy, The Institute of Marine Research, CMR and Uni Research all make use of advanced marine technology. An education in ocean technology qualifies for a technology position in broad specter of companies and research establishments within marine related business and research. In addition a Master¿s degree in ocean technology qualifies for Ph.D. studies, which will give opportunities to work as a scientific researcher.

Evaluation

The master programme is continuously evaluated according to the guidelines for quality assurance at the University of Bergen.

Programme committee

The Programme Board has responsibility for scientific and technical content, structure of the programme as well as the quality of the study programme.

Administrative responsibility

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Physics and Technology, holds the administrative responsibility for the programme.

Contact information

Please contact the student adviser for the program if you have any questions:

studie.htek@uib.no