Product and System Design, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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Advanced Maritime Operations are in the center of Western Norway’s shipping activities. The future for product- and system design is unlimited. You can be part of moulding the offshore-future with a Master’s Degree in Product and System Design from Aalesund University College.

About

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 Ålesund 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.

Careers

As a graduate of our programme you can look forward to working with challenges connected to developing automated and remotely controlled deck solutions as well as new machinery and propulsion systems to meet both the strict economic requirements and the environmental goals aiming for zero emission.

Programme Structure

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.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Middle of August each year.
  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 48 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS

    Professional Master Degree (90 ECTS credits)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Admission requirements

  • BSc in engineering in mechanical or marine technology with minimum 30 ECTS mathematics (one semester) or a documented, equivalent education
  • An average grade equivalent to a Norwegian C is required in order to be considered.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • Free International
  • Free National

  • Norwegian universities and state university colleges do not charge tuition fees for international students. 

Funding


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