Tilhører studiet:
Technology and Safety in the High North - master


Tilhører studiet:
Technology and Safety in the High North - master
Application deadline

Nordic applicants: 15th of April

International applicants: 15th of November

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Lisbeth Klausen


The discipline focuses on knowledge and skills in handling of measurement data to design, analyze and/or control advanced processes, and implementation of integrated automation solutions using embedded systems.


  • has a solid basis in engineering in general and advanced level of knowledge in one of the disciplines offered.
  • has advanced knowledge about the scientific theory and methods of engineering, engineering challenges and solutions related to industrial activities especially in the Arctic.
  • can apply their knowledge to new technological areas.
  • can analyze academic problems of engineering based on the history, traditions and uniqueness of technology.
  • has a thorough knowledge and understanding of key theoretical and practical concepts and terminology in automation technology.
  • has knowledge of advanced theoretical and practical modeling and simulation tools for automation technology
  • has thorough knowledge of the theoretical foundation of advanced control techniques based on optimal control and state estimation
  • has advanced knowledge and understanding of the elements of state of the art of embedded systems
  • has knowledge of advanced concepts in selected optional topics


  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations within technology and safety.
  • can apply theoretical concepts and terminology of risk and reliability engineering in analysis of complex technical systems and operations in a harsh environment.
  • can critically read and analyze miscellaneous sources of information, and use the information for structuring and formulating academic argumentation within the chosen field of study.
  • can work independently with problem solving in their disciplines.
  • can carry out an independent, limited research/development project under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics.
  • can use of existing knowledge and theories in automation technology for advanced analysis, planning and solving of automation related problems
  • can se advanced theory and practical tools to optimization-based controllers for real advanced processes with multiple inputs and/or multiple outputs.
  • can iplement integrated solutions using embedded system

General competence:

  • can critically read, cite, analyze and understand scientific literature
  • can independently communicate scientific information clearly and precisely, both written and oral forms for both general public and specialists in the field.
  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new areas, for solving advanced working tasks and also in contribution to innovation.
  • can reflect on their professional practice, work in groups, manage report writing, presentation, and function in a multi-disciplinary team.

Admission to the Master program requires a relevant Bachelor’s degree in engineering (180 credits), or other relevant technological degree on Bachelor level. The bachelor’s degree must contain minimum 25 credits mathematics, 5 credits statistics and 7.5 credits in physics. Some of the courses in the bachelor program have a certain amount of statistics included and can be accepted.

Admission to the programme normally requires a BSc. average grade of “C” or higher. All educational activities will be in English.

Relevant field of study may be automation, process and gas technology, nautical science, mechanical, processing, safety, civil engineering. Other fields of study may be considered upon individual assessment.

Applicants from Norway or Nordic countries:

Applicants from outside the Nordic countries:

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