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Marine- and Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme

Graduated students will have competence on master degree level in technology. They will have a basic background in mathematical science and basic engineering subjects and be able to apply this knowledge within their area of specializations. As the study program consists of and rests on general principles and methods, the students will also be able to meet and solve challenges on an advanced engineering level outside the area of specializations and in close cooperation with experts from other fields. In particular, the candidates will be qualified to participate and manage the development and implementation of new technology, methods and principles.
Candidates with a master's degree in Marine and Offshore Technology will be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore industry. They will also be qualified for many attractive job positions in traditional industries
Marine and Offshore Technology graduates will have specific knowledge within systems and operations related to subsea petroleum production and for offshore wind power and fjord crossings. The students will also acquire good knowledge of systems and operations related to installation by combining basic mechanical engineering subjects with marine technology.

Learning outcome:
A candidate, who has completed a 2-year master degree in Marine and Offshore Technology, shall have the following learning outcome defined as knowledge, skills and general competence:

The candidate has advanced knowledge within systems and operations related to marine and offshore technology. The candidate has specialized insight in systems and operations by combining basic mechanical engineering subjects and marine technology.
The candidate has thorough knowledge about safety and environmental aspects related to his/her academic field, and knows how to implement this knowledge in his/her professional work by developing technical solutions suited to the best for society and individuals.
The candidate can apply knowledge to new areas within the academic field.
  • The candidate can analyze academic problems on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character and place in society of the academic field
  • The candidate has knowledge about general ethical aspects in the engineering discipline.

The candidate can analyze and use existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field and work independently on practical and theoretical problems.
The candidate can use relevant methods for research and scholarly work in an independent manner.
  • The candidate can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to structure and formulate scholarly arguments. The candidate can identify state of the art for the technology as well as relevant national and international standards within relevant disciplines.
  • The candidate can carry out an independent, limited research or development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.

General competence
The candidate can analyze relevant academic problems and be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore oil and gas industry.
The candidate can apply knowledge and skills in new areas in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects, the knowledge is also relevant for offshore wind industry and marine projects in general.
The candidate can communicate extensive independent work and master language and terminology of the academic field.
The candidate can communicate about academic issues, analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public.
  • The candidate can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes.

Consisting of a total of 120 ECTS, the master program is made up of 20 ECTS basic methods subjects (B) which consolidate and continue the mathematical and scientific foundation from the bachelor program. 20 ECTS are core offshore subjects (C) which give the students a broad and common platform in offshore technology as well as complement and expand subjects from the bachelor program. The remaining 75 ECTS consist of 35 ECTS of compulsory specialization subjects (S), 15 ECTS elective subjects (E) and a final master thesis of 30 ECTS (M).
The faculty will offer a list of recommended electives. The students themselves must check that they have the necessary basic knowledge to be able to tackle these courses. Other electives must be approved by the department, but the students will have considerable freedom in putting together their own combinations depending on personal interests and qualities.
The master thesis may be prepared either at the faculty or in cooperation with industry. The department has good contacts with offshore companies in the region. In order to be assigned a topic for a master paper, satisfactory progression must be demonstrated as cited in Regulations for Master's thesis.
Marine and Offshore Technology is devoted to systems and operations in subsea field developments. The program combines basic mechanical engineering subjects with marine technology and knowledge of systems and operations related to installation, operation and maintenance.
UiS wishes to offer all its programs as planned, but courses still have to be subject to availability of resources and a minimum student enrollment. Also the content and scope of the courses will necessarily have to change over time because of professional development, use of new technology and general social change.
The course work consists of lectures, project assignments, obligatory and voluntary exercises and laboratory work. The course descriptions provide further information on:
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