Multiphase Systems

  • Years2 years
  • ECTS credits120

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Objectives and content

Masters in multiphase technology focuses on transport phenomena in multiphase systems, ie flow and heat and mass transport in such systems. The goal is to give you insight into the micro-processes that occur in process equipment involving several phases, and that you will be able to use this insight in the formulation of macroeconomic models. Candidates with a master's degree in Process Technology specializing in multi-phase systems will be able to analyze the complex problems that occur in the process industry today. As advanced software takes over the more traditional and routine process-technological tasks, the industrial process technology focuses increasingly on the complex tasks that are involved in systems that contain more than one phase, tasks that often requires knowledge of a variety of disciplines.

The program is focused on building knowledge-based macro models for multiphase system by examining the sub-processes at the micro level. Tasks normally has a strong interdisciplinary character and are performed in collaboration with mathematics, physics or chemistry and are thus collaborative work between theorists on the one hand and the processing industry on the other. A broad spectrum of experimental, numerical and theoretical tools is used.

The Master¿s programme in multiphase systems gives a broad basic understanding of current challenges in the field. The work with the master thesis involves analysing measurements and evaluating the results in light of the hypotheses that are tested. The study will give experience with oral and written presentation of results and theories, and training to read and evaluate relevant scientific literature.

The Degree

The master's programme leads to the degree Master of Science in Process Technology. It is a two year programme (120 ECTS credits).

What you Learn

Learning Outcomes

After a completed Master¿s degree in Multiphase Systems the candidate should:


  • understand the transport phenomena in multiphase systems in terms of flowing and heat and mass transport
  • know the micro-processes that occur in process equipment involving several phases, and use this to formulate macro models
  • be able to analyze complex problems that exist in the process industry today
  • show that one has good knowledge in multiphase systems in general, and specialized insight in a smaller area connected to the Master degree project


  • carry out an independent, limited research project under supervision, but with a large degree of independence and own initiative, and in coherence with good ethical conduct
  • manage and present scientific data, discuss precision and accuracy and use programming tools to analyse and process data
  • analyse problems in multiphase systems and discuss ways to explore these with the aid of theory and experimental methods
  • orient oneself in the scientific community and collect, analyse and utilize necessary knowledge and tools needed to carry out a research project
  • analyse and critically evaluate scientific sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate reasoning and new ideas within multiphase systems
  • analyse, interpret and discuss own results in a scientifically sound and critical way, and in light of data and theories within his/her own field

General knowledge

  • be able to analyse scientific problems in general and participate in discussion about different ways to address and solve problems
  • give good written and oral presentation of scientific topics and results
  • communicate scientific problems, analyses and conclusions within multiphase systems, both to specialists and the general public
  • be able to reflect over central scientific problems in his/her own work and other people¿s work

demonstrate understanding and respect for scientific values like openness, precision and reliability

How to Apply

Application procedure

Follow these links to find the general entry requirements and guidelines on how to apply:


Autumn (main uptake) and spring.

Admission Requirements

In order to apply for the Master Programme in separation you need a bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology or the like. The degree needs to fulfill specific admission requirements. 

Bachelor degrees from UiB that qualify: 

  • Bachelor degree in petroleum and process technology 
  • Bachelor degree in chemistry, physics or mathematics (courses PTEK202 and PTEK100 must be included) 
  • Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences with topics covering the admission and grading requirements (the courses do not need to be part of the degree) 

Bachelor degrees that qualify 

  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in petroleum technology (UiS) and oil and gas technology (NTNU), or equivalent bachelor degrees where courses similar to PTEK202 and PTEK100 are included.  
  • Norwegian bachelor degrees in energy, physics, mathematics, underwater technology, process or machine where courses similar to PTEK202 and PTEK100 are included. 

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Department of Physics and Technology

Multi Phase Systems: http://web.ift.uib.no/mps/mps.html

Email to the Study Section: studie.ptek@uib.no