Curricula 2018–

Master of Engineering, Autonomous Maritime Operations (60 cr)

Degree: Master of Engineering
Qualification title: Master of Engineering
Duration of studies: 2 years
Study type: Part-timePart-time
Realization plans

Advanced professional studies

AMO18MI5    5 cr

Studying in the Master's Program

The aim of the introduction is the ensure that the student is able to successfully work with the studies.

The student:
- is able to use the e-learning platform
- is aware of the characteristics of distance studies
- knows how to submit materials
- knows the principles of academic writing and referencing
- is familiar with different tools for communicating lecturers
1    1 cr

Research and Research Methods

The aim of the course is to give the student the tools for choosing a suitable method for the master's thesis.

The student:
- has a deeper understanding about what research is, how it can be done, what it is used for, etc.
- knows the importance of formulating research problems
- knows how to write a research plan
- is familiar with different research methods, emphasizing methods suitable for the industry
1,5    1,5 cr

Introduction to Marine Operations

The student:

- understands maritime operations, and how Autonomous vessels and the fourth revolution of shipping will affect maritime operations including new business models in shipping.
- can recognize maritime legislation and legal perspectives for autonomous vessels.
2,5    2,5 cr
AMO18AV5    5 cr

Autonomous vessels – automation

The Student:

- has an overall picture about automation and control, what is automated today and what developments are likely or possible in the future.
- can recognize what technology and different solutions is needed for autonomous vessels.
- can recognize what new risks the autonomous vessels will face and how they can be mitigated.
5    5 cr
AMO18AI5    5 cr

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human - Machine Interaction

The Student

- has an basic understanding of AI and the history of AI.
- has knowledge of where AI is used and its development today.
- has an basic understanding of different machine learning algorithms and their future possibilities
- can recognize different inputs used in AI and machine learning
- recognises the possibilities to get information and data from different systems and how Human - Machine Interaction is adapted in autonomous vessels
5    5 cr
AMO18CS5    5 cr

Cyber security and Connectivity

The student
- understand risk management and information security.
- understands current main threats to cyber security and connectivity in shipping and autonomous vessels.
- has gained capabilities to mitigate risks in information security and cyber security.
- understands possibilities and limitations of connectivity for autonomus vessels.
5    5 cr
AMO18RO 5   5 cr

Remote Operations

The student
- is able to recognize different Human Factors involved in Remote operations
- is familiar with existing surveillance and fleet management operation centres
- knows how to perform and communicate during Remote monitoring and operations
- understands the existing technology used in remote operations
 5   5 cr
AMO18CQ 5   5 cr

Classification, qualification and safety perspectives

The student

- is familiar with classification processes and requirements developed by national and international maritime authorities of autonomous vessels.
- has an overall picture of safety and security on autonomous vessels including risk assessment. processes and risk handling.
- understands the role & responsibilities of ship masters / operators and ship owners.
 5   5 cr

Master's Degree Thesis

AMO18MT1020   30 cr
1020   30 cr

Master's Thesis - Part 1

Master´s Thesis 1

The student
- can plan and develop a suitable objective and research project
- can choose a suitable method for the project
- has written a description of the research problem following principles in academic writing
- can present the thesis project
- is able to revise the project after receiving feedback.
10    10 cr

Master's Thesis - Part 2

Master`s Thesis 2
At the second stage the process continues by gathering information and combining the theoretical framework and empirical work. A meaningful development project is based on the requirements of working life commissions.

The student
- is able to critically evaluate the used sources and methods
- can select applicable sources and uses them systematically
- is able to use the methods chosen for the project
- is able to self-evaluate and discuss work(s) in progress
- can present and discuss work(s) in progress.
 10   10 cr

Master's Thesis - Part 3

The student:
- masters the methods and practices used in the maritime industry and is able to complete a thesis
- is able to document the final results and report the project according to good ethical principles
- is capable to give a presentation as well as to publish the thesis
 10   10 cr

1020    cr

Elective Studies


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