Compulsory courses
Fluid Dynamics Year 1 / Semester 1
The course gives an advanced mathematical description and analysis of fluid flow. The main emphasis will be on analytical solution methods.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus
Offshore Field Development Year 1 / Semester 1
This course gives an overview of the offshore industry and an introduction to methods and technologies relating to the development of offshore oil and gas fields. The course starts with the framework and the subsurface design basis and covers elements of marine technology, systems design, functionality and design of production facilities, platform concepts, subsea solutions, pipelines, cost estimation, principles for project execution, and assessment of uncertainty, economic analysis and decision criteria.
This is illustrated by examples from the Norwegian continental shelf and other areas where such activities take place.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Yihan Xing
Engineering mathematics and dynamics Year 1 / Semester 1
The course aims to provide the students with knowledge required in order to establish statistical and probabilistic models associated with uncertainties, as well as formulate and solve the equations of motion for dynamic systems in both frequency and time domains. MATLAB and Python will be introduced. The focus is on application within marine, offshore and subsea technology.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Muk Chen Ong
Risk analysis and risk management Year 1 / Semester 1
The course covers basic topics in risk analysis and risk management. What is risk and risk analysis? Risk perspectives. Uncertainty analysis. How to plan, execute and use risk analysis? Risk analysis methods. Risk management principles. Cost-benefit analysis. Cautionary and precautionary principles. Risk acceptance criteria. ALARP. Decision-making under uncertainty.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Terje Aven
Mechanics of Solids, Advanced Course Year 1 / Semester 2
Stress and strain in three dimensions. Tensor notation, Fundamentals of linear elasticity theory. Stress function solutions in two-dimensional stress and strain problems. Contact stresses. Introduction to plasticity theory; yield criteria, flow rules, hardening, residual stresses. Advanced beam theory. Torsion. Axially symmetric deformation of pressure vessels, plates and axisymmetric shells. Plate theory. Stress concentrations. Crack propagation. Elastic instability of columns and plates.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Dimitrios Pavlou
Operations and Maintenance Management Year 1 / Semester 2
The course deals with operation and maintenance management of equipment, machinery, production systems. Basic theory, maintenance strategies, relevant standards, as well as tools, methods and maintenance strategies are discussed. The focus is especially directed towards the Oil & Gas industry, renewable energy, and since it is project-based the student group are free to select relevant industrial application to their background.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Idriss El-Thalji
Marine Technology and Design Year 1 / Semester 2
For those who want a thorough introduction to themes in marine technology and want to use this competence for design of marine structures (as for example marine vessels, oil and gas platforms or offshore wind turbines), this course is important for their future career.
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Study points: 10
Course teacher:
Charlotte Obhrai
Master thesis Marine and Offshore Technology Year 2 / Semester 3
The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment. It is through this assignment that you will show your abilities and qualities as a coming engineer.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies, except the master's thesis of 60 ECTS that run over two semesters. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.
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Study points: 30
Course teacher:
Jan Inge Dalane
Recommended electives 2nd semester
Plastic Analysis of Structures Year 1 / Semester 2
The course mainly provides a fundamental understanding of elastic-plastic behavior of materials/structures and principles of plastic collapse and energy dissipation of structures.The course covers the theorems and methods in plastic analysis. And also it discusses few case studies (collision, dropped object analysis and etc) while giving an Introduction to Accidental Limit State design guidelines.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Sudath Chaminda Siriwardane Siriwardane Arachchilage
Offshore Materials Technology Year 1 / Semester 2
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.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Morten Andre Langøy
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Year 1 / Semester 2
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) lets us solve the governing equations for fluid dynamics for complex engineering problems. CFD is today used in a wide range of industries, some examples are:
  • air resistance for airplanes and cars
  • wind and wave loads on buildings and marine structures
  • heat- and mass transfer in chemical processing plants
  • consequence modelling of fires and explosions in the oil- and gas industry

In this course you will get an introduction to computational fluid dynamics. The first part of the course deals with fundamental theory and numerical methods. The second part of the course introduces use of the practical CFD software OpenFOAM. The course ends with a group project where you select a problem of your own choice to simulate in OpenFOAM.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Knut Erik Teigen Giljarhus

3rd semester at UiS or exchange studies

3rd semester at UiS
Compulsory courses 3rd semester
Pipelines and Risers Year 2 / Semester 3
The course gives fundamental knowledge about design, construction and maintenance of pipelines and risers.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Daniel Nalliah Karunakaran
Subsea Technology Year 2 / Semester 3
The course deals with subsea production systems with particular emphasis on three main areas: production (wellhead, xmas tree, etc.), control systems, and structural (templates, etc.). In addition the student will learn about well operations and subsea processing. The course discusses the different criteria for the selection of a subsea development concept and how these criteria have been applied in actual development examples. There is focus on global understanding of system solutions and selection of technology with basis in mechanical and structural conditions during different phases of development and operation. Subsea control systems are given particular attention. Subsea control systems for production, BOP, intervention and ROV are described.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Lorents Reinås
Marine Operations Year 2 / Semester 3
The course is aimed at the students who want to work with marine operations related to oil and gas platforms, offshore wind energy and offshore fish farming. The course prepares the students for their work on the master thesis within related themes through the thorough preparation of a project report.
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Study points: 10
Course coordinator:
Muk Chen Ong
Recommended electives 3rd semester
Life Extension of Structures Year 2 / Semester 3
The course will provide an introduction to safety, strength analysis and maintenance of structures and especially ageing structures. The course will include how structures age, the required evaluations and analyses, and how one should maintain ageing structures. The course is related to structures in general, but with emphasis on offshore structures.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Gerhard Ersdal
Offshore Wind Turbine Engineering Year 2 / Semester 3
The course is aimed at the students who want to apply their engineering education to the field of offshore wind technology. The course also prepares the students for work on their master thesis within related themes through assignments.
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Study points: 5
Course coordinator:
Charlotte Obhrai
Exchange studies 3rd semester
Exchange - 30 SP Year 1 / Semester 2

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.