Digitalization, Infrastructure and Vulnerability (SAM500)
The subject is obligatory for students at the masters degree programs in Societal Safety. The subject introduces important societal functions, to which critical infrastructures are part of the societal functions. The subject emphasizes how and why the important societal functions and critical infrastructures are vulnerable, with a special focus on digitalization.
Course description for study year 2022-2023
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Number of semesters
Language of instruction
The following topics are addressed: Digitalization, vulnerability of critical infrastructures, complex technological systems, ICT/cybersecurity, cyber-physical systems, societal safety, safety and security management, and regulation.
The subject will in particular address infrastructures such as ICT, power supply systems, and water and sewage systems. Other societal functions will also be discussed and used as examples in the lectures.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Project report and written exam
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Project report||4/10||Letter grades||All|
|Written exam||6/10||4 Hours||Letter grades||None permitted|
The course has a continous assessment. All assessment parts must be passed to achieve a final grade. Evaluation in the subject consists of project work in a group and an individual written exam. The project assignment must be carried out as group work. The theme for the project assignment can be chosen freely, but must be rooted in the syllabus literature. Group-based project work must be submitted through a written report. Group supervision will be given outside ordinary teaching. Candidates who fail project work can retake the project the following year. The total grade is by letter.
Course coordinator:Ruth Østgaard Skotnes
Course teacher:Albert Lunde
Course teacher:Ole Andreas Hegland Engen
Head of Department:Tore Markeset
Method of work
|Infrastructure and vulnerability (MTS230_1)||10|