MFA-8020 Advanced Maritime Operations - 5 ECTS
External applicants: Application deadline is 1 December for spring semester and 1 June for autumn semester. Application code 9303 in Søknadsweb.
PhD students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway go directly to Studentweb to register for class and exam by 1 February for spring semester and 1 September for autumn semester.
PhD students or holders of a Norwegian Master degree in Nautical Science, Marine Technology, Maritime Operations of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.
Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:
For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:
- The ocean environment
- Operational challenges with emphasis on Polar waters
- Kinematics and dynamics of ocean waves
- Wave, current, wind and ice loads on vessels
Dynamic motions and maneuvering of vessels
- Weather window
- Weather forecasting
Advanced collision avoidance
Weather routing in the Arctic
- Optimisation criteria
- Methods of solution
The candidate shall:
- have a thorough understanding of nautical operations with emphasis on how the environment is affecting the operations,
- have a thorough understanding of the key environmental factors affecting the performance of nautical operations,
- understand the hydrodynamics on a theoretical basis for operations in the surface zone,
- be able to determine the operational window based on weather conditions,
- have an overview of operational challenges,
- have thorough knowledge of how nautical operations can be modelled and simulated.
The candidates shall be able to:
- handle appropriate SW tools to perform static and dynamic analyses of nautical operations,
- handle limitations in modelling and simulation of nautical operations,
- formulate and evaluate solutions for planning of effective operations,
- carry out research to acquire new and more advanced knowledge related to work tasks and operations within the marine field.
- The candidate is able to work in multidisciplinary project teams of nautical operations.
- The candidate can manage and lead multidisciplinary teams in research projects on nautical operations.
- The candidate can contribute to debates regarding relevant nautical operations in international forums.
The exam is comprised of
1) the submission of a project report with an oral presentation based on the students own topic of research that supplements his/her doctoral thesis, and
2) a final oral examination. 1) and 2) count 50% each in the grading.
A grade of A or B is required to pass
There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination.
E. Pedersen, K. Inoue and M. Tsugane. Simulator Studies on a Collision Avoidance Display that Facilitates Efficient and Precise Assessment of Evasive Manoeuvres in Congested Waterways. J. Navigation, Vol. 56, No. 03, pp. 411-427, Cambridge Journals.
O. M. Faltinsen, Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures, Cambridge University Press. Selected sections.
Other syllabus will be presented at the beginning of the course.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 5
- Course code: MFA-8020
- Responsible unit
- Department of Technology and Safety