Information Technology, Mathematics and Physics - Ph.d. in Technology and Natural Science

Compulsory courses
Theory of Science and Ethics Year 1 / Semester 1

Theory of science will be discussed, and emphasis will be placed on describing how a scientific knowledge of nature emerges and that our knowledge of nature has been and is under development. The creative process in research will be emphasized. The structure of a scientific theory will be discussed, and each of the elements of the structure (assumptions, deductions, statements and testing), and the interconnection between them will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated by examples from the history of science.

The Ethics component of the course will address adaptation of fundamental ethical principles to scientific activity, herein prevention of plagiarism and other scientific misconduct.

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Course coordinator:
Per Arne Bjørkum
Innovation in research projects Year 1 / Semester 1
The purpose of the course is to raise the PhD candidates' awareness of the practical implications of their research. This includes understanding how research results can lead to innovation, i.e. be implemented to achieve the intended benefits to society. Another purpose is to raise the candidates' awareness of wider societal implications of research and innovation.
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Course coordinator:
Knut Erik Bang
Doctor Degree Thesis Year 1 / Semester 1

Technology and Science - PhD

Chemistry and biological science
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Selected Topics in Molecular Biology and Biological Chemistry Year 1 / Semester 1
The course gives phd-students an opportunity to gain a deeper insight and knowledge of the research areas of the department and their own field of research.
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Course coordinator:
Hanne Røland Hagland
Applied Instrumental Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
Instrumental analytical chemistry applied in chemical and biotechnological research.
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Course coordinator:
Roald Kommedal
Project courses
PhD Project Course in Biological Chemistry Year 1 / Semester 1
The project course will contain topics at advanced level in biological chemistry. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD projec
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Course coordinator:
Hanne Røland Hagland
PhD Project Course in Environmental Science and Technology Year 1 / Semester 1
The project course will contain topics at advanced level in Environmental Science and Technology. The course intends to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course coordinator:
Roald Kommedal
PhD Project Course in Chemistry Year 1 / Semester 1
The project course will contain topics at advanced level in chemistry. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to their PhD project.
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Course coordinator:
Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen
Risk management
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Econometric Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
The course discuss the most important approaches in cross section, time series and panel data econometric at an advanced level. This is followed up by specialization in the area that is most relevant for the individual student`s research project
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Course coordinator:
Atle Øglend
Foundational Issues in Risk Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
In the course several fundamental principles for analyzing reliability and risk will be discussed. Among themes to be covered are: How to express risk and uncertainty? How to understand and use models? How to understand and use parametric probability distributions? How to use analyses in the decision making process? The course will start with relevant articles and books within the field, and themes to be covered in the course may vary. The course will have a seminar form, where the students will present and discuss problem issues associated with the content of selected articles. The course involves development, presentation and defense of written assignments, and participation in discussions during the seminar meetings.
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Course coordinator:
Terje Aven
Foundational issues in societal safety and emergency management Year 1 / Semester 1
The subject discusses foundational issues in risk management, societal safety and emergency management from various scientific disciplines and perspectives
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Course coordinator:
Ove Njå
Project courses
PhD Project course in Urban Planning Year 1 / Semester 1
The course contains topics at the advanced level in urban planning and design. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course coordinator:
Daniela Müller-Eie
PhD Project course in Industrial Economics Year 1 / Semester 1
This course adapts the curriculum to Ph.D. research topic for each candidate. The course is a supervised self study, where the candidate together with the supervisor choose papers and books at the research front for the given topic. Theory and methods are then applied at the candidate's research topic. Presentation at international conferences is an integrated part of the course.
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Course coordinator:
Frank Asche
PhD Project course in Risk Management Year 1 / Semester 1
The course will contain topics at the advanced level in risk management. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course coordinator:
Terje Aven
PhD Project course in Societal Safety Year 1 / Semester 1
The subject include important literature related to the candidate's topics and major issues. Theoretical approaches and methodological tools that are relevant for the candidate's project will be scrutinized.
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Course coordinator:
Ove Njå
Information technology, mathemathics and physics
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Foundations of Computer Science Year 1 / Semester 1
To understand the foundations of computer science and discrete mathematics. Key recurring concepts which are essential to computing, specifically: conceptual and formal models, efficiency, and levels of abstraction. Fundamental as well as advanced theory is presented.
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Course coordinator:
Krisztian Balog
Statistical Signal Processing Year 1 / Semester 1
Course contents: Random vectors and processes, second moment analysis. linear transformations, estimation, optimal filtering, linear prediction, linear models, and spectrum estimation.
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Course teacher:
Karl Skretting
Biomedical data analysis Year 1 / Semester 1
The course starts with an introduction to biomedical signals (or images). Furthermore the following topics are covered: basic concepts from time- frequency domain representation; noise cancellation; detection of events and objects; characterisation of shape- and complexity for waveforms and objects; frequency domain characterisation; machine learning and decision support.
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Course teacher:
Stein Ørn
Mathematics and Physical Methods Year 1 / Semester 1
The course include important topics from mathematics and theoretical physics, e.g., groups and symmetries, differential geometry, path-integrals and gauge theory.
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Course coordinator:
Sigbjørn Hervik
Functional Analysis with Applications Year 1 / Semester 1
The course is designed both for PhD graduates in mathematical analysis and for PhD candidates in probability theory and stochastic processes. The course presents some selected topics in functional analysis such as is an important basis for understanding the ideas of probability theory and stochastic processes.
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Course coordinator:
A. Ulanovskii
General statistical methods Year 1 / Semester 1
Depending on the research project and the background of the candidate, the following topics will be covered with varying weights: Statistical inference theory; Large sample theory; Computer intensive methods; Robust estimation and non-parametric methods; and selected topics in time series analysis, stochastic processes, survival analysis or multivariate statistics.
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Head of Department:
Bjørn Henrik Auestad
Project course
PhD Project in Computer Science Year 1 / Semester 1
Project work focusing on the candidates research area.
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Tutor:
Krisztian Balog
PhD Project in Cybernetics and Signal Processing Year 1 / Semester 1
Project work focusing on the candidates research area.
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Tutor:
Karl Skretting
PhD Project Course in Physics Year 1 / Semester 1
The project course will contain topics at advanced level in physics.The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course teacher:
Tomas Brauner
PhD Project Course in Mathematics Year 1 / Semester 1
The course will contain topics at the advanced level in mathematics. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course teacher:
Martin Gunnar Gulbrandsen
Offshore Technology
Study courses
Selected Topics in Civil and Structural Engineering Year 1 / Semester 1
The course covers advanced knowledge within different specializations in civil and structural engineering .
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Course teacher:
Luis Manuel Faria Da Rocha Evangelista
Advanced Mechanical Design and Simulation Year 1 / Semester 1
The main objective of this course is to provide a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of advanced approaches to design, geometric modeling and mechanical analysis and simulation. The course focuses on the methods and tools used for effective design and modeling of mechanical parts and simulation of machines, mechanisms and processes.
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Course coordinator:
Hirpa Gelgele Lemu
Advanced Topics in Computational Methods Year 1 / Semester 1
The course provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding and engineering applications of computational methods such as advanced topics in finite element methods, computational fluid dynamics and linear/nonlinear engineering optimization techniques..
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Course coordinator:
Hirpa Gelgele Lemu
Environmental Loads on Structures Year 1 / Semester 1
The course is directed towards PhD students who work with problems associated with environmental loads and structural response caused by environmental loads.
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Course teacher:
Muk Chen Ong
Selected Topics in Industrial Asset Management Year 1 / Semester 1
The course covers different levels of knowledge at a more general level required for optimization of, design, utlization, and performance of industrial assets, systems, and processes, as well as its management.
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Course teacher:
Idriss El-Thalji
Project courses
PhD Project Course in Civil and Offshore Structural Engineering Year 1 / Semester 1
Project Course for PhD students in Civil and Offshore Structural Engineering
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Course coordinator:
Jasna Bogunovic Jakobsen
PhD Project Course in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Year 1 / Semester 1
The course covers advanced level topics in the Mechanical Engineering and Material Technology discipline. It attempts to bring the candidate closer to the research area of the planned PhD work.
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Course coordinator:
Dimitrios Pavlou
PhD Project Course in Industrial Asset Management Year 1 / Semester 1
The course will contain a two stage learning process covering topics at the advanced level in industrial asset management.
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Course teacher:
Idriss El-Thalji
PhD Project Course in Marine and Subsea Technology Year 1 / Semester 1
The course will contain topics at the advanced level in marine and subsea technology. The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.
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Course coordinator:
Muk Chen Ong
Petroleum Technology
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Geoscience Application Year 1 / Semester 1
Kurset tar for seg innhenting, behandling og fortolkning av geologiske data, samt hvordan disse formidles og brukes i beslutningstakelse.
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Emneansvarlig:
Nestor Fernando Cardozo Diaz
Capillary Pressure, Hysteresis and Wettability Year 1 / Semester 1
An introduction to capillary pressure, hysteresis, and wettability for reservoir evaluation and network models.
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Course coordinator:
Svein Magne Skjæveland
Advanced Drilling Technology & Modelling Year 1 / Semester 1
Colloid Systems Year 1 / Semester 1
Basic intermolecular forces. Surface forces in colloid systems. Rheological behaviour of concentrated suspension.
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Course coordinator:
Helge Hodne
Project course
Project Course in Petroleum Geology Year 1 / Semester 1
This course gives the students a fundamental and specialised knowledge in the project topic. The students will learn to understand the fundamentals of the used methods and the many aspects of data processing and interpretation. The topic of this project course will be decided on an individual basis and depends on the field of specialisation of the PhD student.
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Course teacher:
Wiktor Waldemar Weibull
Project Course in Drilling Technology Year 1 / Semester 1
The course contain themes on an advanced level in drilling and well technology, leading the candidate to the research front in his/her specialty.
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Course coordinator:
Tore Markeset
Project Course in Natural Gas Technology Year 1 / Semester 1
The course contain themes on an advanced level in natural gas technology, leading the candidate to the research front in his/her specialty.
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Course coordinator:
Jann Rune Ursin
Project Course in Reservoir Technology Year 1 / Semester 1
The course contain themes on an advanced level in reservoir technology, leading the candidate to the research front in his/her specialty.
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Course coordinator:
Steinar Evje
Specialised Project in Petroleum Investment and Decision Analysis Year 1 / Semester 1

This is the study programme for 2018/2019. It is subject to change.