MSc in Offshore Technology

General information

The two-year Master of Science Programme in Offshore Technology is designed to meet the growing demand for skilled professionals in the offshore industry. It is focused on industrial asset management, risk management and issues related to the design of offshore installations for the oil and gas industry. This programme also provides an excellent basis for doctoral studies for those who wish to pursue a career in education or research.

The MSc programme has an international profile with applications from students worldwide. The programme incorporates three streams of specialisation:

  • Industrial Asset Management
  • Marine and Subsea Technology

There are two compulsory courses and a master thersis for both specializations: Risk analysis and risk management and  Introduction to Probability and Statistics 2. and HSE-course for master students. . Each specialization has its own compolsory and elective courses. You can see the mandatory courses per specialization in the table below:

Industrial Asset Management   Marine and Subsea Technology
Project Management 1   Fluid Dynamics
Offshore field development   Offshore field development
Reliability Analysis Mechanics of Solids
Decision Engineering and Performance Management   Operations and maintenance management
Operations and maintenance management Marine Technology and design
Condition monitoring and management   Pipelines and risers
Human factors, technology and organizational issues Subsea Technology
Industrial services   Marine Operation
Investment analysis
Learning outcome:

Marine and Subsea Technology:

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

Knowledge

  • The candidate has advanced knowledge within systems and operations related to marine and subsea 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 academic field and how to implement this knowledge in his 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.

Skills

  • 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 an 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.

Industrial Asset Management

Learning outcome

A candidate, who has completed 2-year master degree in Offshore Technology with specialization in Industrial Asset Management, shall have the following learning outcome defined as knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

  • The candidate has advanced and multi-disciplinary knowledge within the academic field and specialized insight into selected areas of the field.
  • The candidate has thorough and relevant knowledge within engineering and management of advanced, complex and integrated industrial assets (e.g. production systems/ processes, manufacturing facilities, technical systems/ machines/ equipment, etc.) in all life cycle phases (i.e. concept development and design, construction and assembly, installation and commissioning, operation and maintenance, modification and up gradation, and removal and recycling).
  • The candidate has knowledge within the academic field that can be applied to technology development and innovation in new areas with practical and/or theoretical importance.
  • The candidate has knowledge to analyze practical or academic problems within the field, on the basis of the history, traditions, distinctive character as well as industrial and societal needs.

Skills

  • The candidate can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within the academic field and work independently with practical and theoretical problem resolution. The candidate can independently identify, map, analyze and resolve challenging production/ process/ manufacturing problems by applying existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field.
  • The candidate can use relevant methods and knowledge for research and scholarly / professional development work in an independent manner.
  • The candidate can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and apply them to structure and formulate practical and/or academic arguments.
  • The candidate can carry out a independent, limited research or development projects under supervision, and in accordance with current research ethical norms.

General competence

  • The candidate can analyze relevant academic, professional and research ethical challenges and be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles as well as engineering or managerial solutions for the industry.
  • The candidate can apply knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out advanced assignments and projects.
  • The candidate can communicate extensive work professionally and independently, and master terminology, language and expressions in the academic field. 
  • The candidate can communicate academic issues, as well as analyses and conclusions in the field, both with specialists and the general public.
  • The candidate can contribute to new thinking and innovation processes.
Contact Person: (admissions@uis.no)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0312 - Policy and governance", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0031 - Project management", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0311 - Maritime economy

Venue

Venue: University of Stavanger
Stavanger, Norway

Application

Open from
1 Dec 2016 to 1 Mar 2017

Cost:

The University of Stavanger is a state university and does not charge tuition fees. However, all students are required to pay a registration fee of NOK 700/semester. International students should be prepared to self-finance their education in Norway.


Prerequisites:

Industrial Asset Management
Bachelor's degree in any engineering discipline. However, applicants with engineering degrees in mechanical, civil, marine, manufacturing, production, chemical process, mechantronics, etc., with a strong focus on technology, engineering and management of physical assets (machines, equipment, processes, production plants, etc.) and technical production processes will be given preference. Also candidates with relevant industrial experience may be given preference.

Subsea Technology
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil, Marine Engineering, Mechatronics or equivalent. Additionally, 1 semester (1/2 year) of courses in mathematics with good grades are required.

English language requirements
Applicants from countries where an English test is required must pass one of the following tests:

  • TOEFL: with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based).
  • IELTS: with a minimum score of 6.0. 
  • University of Cambridge exams: Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English.

All information on admission requirements


Application Procedure:

Applying to university can be both exciting and stressful with many details to think about. Below you will find information about the admission process at the University of Stavanger.

Admission process and calendar 2016-2017. International students can only enrol for studies at the University of Stavanger once a year, in August.

1 December 2016. Online application forms are published on the websites of the respective study programmes.

1 March 2017. Online application deadline for Master's programmes and Norwegian Language and Culture programme.

5 March 2017. Deadline for submitting required documents to the University of Stavanger.

  • Documentation requirements for non-EU/EEA applicants applying for Master's degrees
  • Documentation requirements for EU/EEA applicants applying for Master's degrees
  • Documentation requirements for applicants applying for the Norwegian Language and Culture Programme

March & April 2017. Qualified applications will be processed by an admission committee at the faculty.

May 2017. The admission process will be completed in May, or earlier. The application outcome will be sent out via e-mail only.

If you are granted admission, you should immediately contact the Norwegian Embassy or Consulate in your home country regarding obtaining a study permit (visa).

Non EU/EEA citizens who need a study permit (visa) must transfer the required amount to the SiS Student Deposit Account as soon as possible after receiving admission, and no later than 1 June. 

Students interested in student accommodation must apply within the deadline stated in the Letter of Admission.

August 2017.  for newly admitted students take place (mandatory attendance). The programme will be published online in advance.

1 September 2017. Deadline to register as a student at the University of Stavanger. Students who have not received their visa in time or arrive delayed to Stavanger are not permitted to enrol at the University of Stavanger after 1 September.

If you have any questions send them to: admissions@uis.no.


Grant Opportunities:

Quota Scheme Scholarships. The Norwegian government has decided to phase out the Norwegian Quota Scheme. Therefore, the University of Stavanger regrets to announce that there will not be a Quota Scheme admission for the 2016/17 academic year.

Qualification

Academic level: Master
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