M.Sc. Product and System Design

Aalesund University College

Application deadline: Non-EU citizens -1 March; Norwegian, Nordic and EU/EEA citzens - 15 April
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Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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Description

Advanced Maritime Operations are in the center of Western Norways shipping activities. The future for product- and system design is unlimited.

You can be part of moulding the offshore-future with a Masters Degree in Product and System Design from Aalesund University College.

Program

The program focuses on the design of ship equipment and maritime systems. You will be challenged in developing new solutions that are safe, environmentally friendly and efficient. You will learn about advanced systems that include robots, cranes and winches used in deck solutions which address the complex interactions between operators.

You will also concentrate on the maritime operations that the ship is performing, and you will be simulating these operations in order to design the required maritime systems in the most efficient way.

Part of the program combines theory and practice by students spending time with the nearby maritime companies. The maritime cluster around Aalesund is among the most complete in the World, and Norwegian maritime enterprises together form an internationally competitive, expertise-based industry that comprises an unrivalled degree of professionalism. You will acquire skills and attitudes to act efficiently within the design of maritime products and systems in the offshore industry throughout the world.

Career opportunities

With a Master Degree in Product- and System Design from Aalesund University College you are well prepared to work in design and engineering companies, shipbuilding and ship owner companies, and in the offshore industry all over the world. During your studies you will be able to spend time with the nearby industry.

Contents

Subjects and course modules

Subjects

  • Product Family Design
  • Industrial Design and Human Factors
  • Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
  • Machinery Systems Design
  • Mechatronics, Robots and Deck Machines
  • Product- and System Design
  • Scientific Theory and Methods
  • Managing International Corporations

Course modules

  • Predictive Control
  • Human-Machine-Interaction
  • Lean Systems
  • System Modelling
  • System Simulation
  • Systems Engineering
  • Automation of Repeated Design Tasks
  • Structural Integration of Heavy Equipment on hull structures
  • Platform Design
  • Visualization
  • Ships and Systems for Cold and Harsh Environments
  • Advance Marine Operations
  • Safety Evaluation of Advanced Marine Operations
  • Multiphysics

Modules are taught by teams involved in maritime operations. The modules are taught as short, intensive courses. Qualified lecturers come from all over the world.

Structure of the programme

  • Discipline Oriented Master Programme (120 ECTS credits): Two years full-time, or four years part-time
  • Professional Master Degree (90 ECTS credits): 1.5 years full-time, or three years part-time

Requirements

Discipline Oriented Master Degree (120 ECTS credits):

  • BSc in engineering in mechanical or marine technology or a documented, equivalent education
  • Documented English skills
  • Sufficient funding

Professional Oriented Master Degree (90 ECTS credits):

  • BSc in engineering in mechanical or marine technology or a documented, equivalent education
  • Documented English skills
  • Two years documented, relevant experience in product development, engineering and design
  • Sufficient funding

Applicants with other BSc specialisation may be considered for admission, but must enclose detailed information in English concerning the contents of their BSc programme (list of courses and preferably syllabus with detailed course descriptions).

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

Funding

There are no tuition fees for the Master's degree programmes, but all students must have sufficient funding to cover cost of living (including accommodation, food, transport, books etc). Please note that Norwegian authorities require all international students to document how they will finance their studies in Norway when applying for student visa to Norway.

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