Offshore Materials Technology (MSK500)

To harvest energy resources offshore requires advanced and complicated installations with a large number of different components. Materials with different properties have to be utilized. These materials and fabrication methods are relevant for other industries like offshore wind and ocean farming. We will investigate some of these materials' properties and the effect of production and fabrication, and the metallurgical features associated.

Course description for study year 2024-2025. Please note that changes may occur.


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NB! This is an elective course and may be cancelled if fewer than 10 students are enrolled by January 20th for the spring semester.

Different materials for offshore applications will be treated. The relations between application and properties will be discussed in relation to microstructures.

Learning outcome

Master (2. cycle):

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

The candidate.

  • has advanced knowledge within the selection of offshore materials and specialized insight in steels
  • has thorough knowledge of the hardening mechanisms of metallic materials

The candidate.

  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to select materials for critical components and structures
  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field and work independently on practical and theoretical problems

The candidate.

  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new projects in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
  • can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours Letter grades Basic calculator

Written exam with pen and paper.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Morten Andre Langøy

Head of Department:

Mona Wetrhus Minde

Method of work

In average 3 hours lectures and exercises per week. Lectures wil be given in English.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Corrosion, Corrosion and materials technology ( MSK520_1 MSK525_1 ) 5

Open for

Structural and Mechanical Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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