The coursework component and learning outcomes of the programme

The Coursework Component of the Programme

The coursework component consists of PhD-level courses divided into a compulsory (15 credits) and an elective part (15 credits). 

Compulsory courses

Course code

Course

Credits

Institution

SVF-8600

 

HEL-8010

 

PHI-401  

PHD102_1   

Philosophy of science and ethics

OR

Research  Ethics and Theory of Science

OR 

Research Ethics and philosophy of science I

OR

Philosophy of social sciences 

5 (6)

 

5

 

5

5

 UiT

 

UiT

 

NMBU

UiS

MFA-8010

Maritime  HTOI (Human-Technology-Organisation)

10

all

 

The Philosophy of Science course will give the doctoral students in-depth knowledge of science, research and ethics, including considerations related to scientific fraud and plagiarism. The course can be taken at other relevant PhD programmes in Norway and the above-mentioned specific courses (SVF-8600, HEL-8010, PHI-401 and PHD102_1) are just examples of this kind of course that are approved to be a part of the educational component. The student can also take another equivalent course and this will need to be approved as part of the educational component in the application for admission to the programme.

The compulsory course MFA-8010 Maritime HTOI will provide students with state-of-the-art knowledge of the maritime industry with particular focus on human, technology, organization and innovation in the maritime domain.

The Maritime HTOI course will provide students with a common knowledge platform in the areas of significance for nautical operations.

The Maritime HTOI course is meant to create a superstructure that goes beyond and above each of the three research fields: social science, maritime professions, engineering. The course emphasizes how innovations in technology, practice, organization and regulations affect nautical operations. 

The cross-disciplinary nature of the course is a strength because it allows students to see the impact of innovation in nautical operations from a diverse set of viewpoints. Hence, it opens up to a group of students with varied backgrounds as, for instance, engineers, maritime professionals and social scientists. This fosters an environment where a wide range of discussions can arise during writing of reports and, in particular, in the context of individual presentations. These discussions will further contextualize the candidates’ projects in a way that further the relevancy of the candidate’s project to maritime workplaces.

The learning outcomes of the Maritime HTOI course are:

  • Knowledge

    The candidate:

    • has advanced knowledge of the HTO dimension in the maritime domain,
    • has advanced knowledge of innovation and new business models,
    • can evaluate the related challenges and opportunities of HTO and innovation in the maritime domain.

     

    Skill

    The candidate can:

    • handle complex academic issues involving requirements for HTO and innovation in the maritime domain,
    • propose, carry out and evaluate maritime research projects of a high international standard in accordance with HTO and innovation requirements,
    • critically examine the maritime HTO and innovation issues in order to identify the related viability and limitations.

     

    Competence

    The candidate can:

    • identify and understand the limitations and possibilities of maritime HTO and innovation,
    • describe and manage the complex relationship between maritime HTO and innovation,
    • develop and carry out new research projects in the international maritime domain,
    • communicate new knowledge of maritime research and development projects.

     

The Maritime HTO course is also open to participants who are not programme students. More information on how the course is organised can be found in the course catalogue and the dates of the upcoming modules can be found in the calendar.

Please, note that no new students are admitted to the course until Spring 2020.

Elective courses

Course code  

Course

Credits 

Institution

 When 

MFA-8020

Advanced Maritime Operations

5

UiT

 Autumn 2019   

MFA-8030

Maritime Technologies in Polar Waters

10

UiT

 Autumn 2019/Spring 2020  

MFA-8040

Maritime Measurement Science

5

UiT

 Spring 2019  

 PNO-901

Maritime Fire Safety and Evacuation

5

HVL

Spring 2019 

 PNO-902

Maritime Organizational Safety Management

5

HVL

Autumn 2019 

 PN-ML9000

Maritime Logistics and Port Operation Management

5

USN

 Autumn 2018/Spring 2019  

 PN-TA-9000

Task Analysis in Maritime Socio-technical Systems

5

USN

Autumn 2019 

 PN-DM-9000

Decision Making and Performance Assessment

5

USN

Spring 2019 

 TS-8001

Maritime Systems Design and Methods

10

NTNU

Spring 2019 

 

Individual curriculum (spesialpensum)

5-10

all

 

The programme's updated course catalogue containing detailed descriptions of all elective courses as well as the compulsory HTO course can be downloaded here.

 

The Learning Outcomes of the Programme

After completing the doctoral programme, the candidate shall have achieved the following overall learning outcomes:

Knowledge (K1-K5)

The candidate:

K1  is at the knowledge forefront of national and international research on nautical operations and their importance for efficiency and safety, 

K2  can contribute to theory or technology development in nautical operations and to generate new knowledge, methods and/or practices relevant to nautical operations,

K3  has a thorough knowledge of scientific theory that is relevant to the candidate's research field,

K4  can assess the appropriateness of different research methodologies and methods for data generation and analysis related to nautical operations, 

K5  has thorough knowledge of maritime stakeholders and their interrelations. 

Skills (F1-F4)

The candidate can:

F1   formulate scientifically founded research problems stemming from current research in order to plan and carry out research on nautical operations at an international level,

F2   carry out research on nautical operations to generate new knowledge,

F3   generate, process and analyse empirical data to present research findings in a way that qualifies for international peer-reviewed publication, 

F4   identify and analyse the need for knowledge, development and change of technology, decision making processes and operational decisions.

General Competence (G1-G5)

The candidate can:

G1  identify relevant new ethical challenges and problems in one's own research and practice research with professional integrity, 

G2  disseminate research and development findings via national and international publications and conference presentations, 

G3  participate in professional maritime networks with other researchers, both nationally and internationally, 

G4  manage complex multidisciplinary assignments and projects, 

G5  contribute to creativity and innovation within one's field of research in collaboration with other stakeholders in the maritime industry.




Ansvarlig for siden: Stephanie Ramona Hansen
Sist oppdatert: 28.08.2019 11:23

Administrative Contact Persons

UiT The Arctic University of Norway |Stephanie Ramona Hansen|stephanie.r.hansen@uit.no 

University of South-Eastern Norway |Aina Enstad| Aina.Enstad@usn.no

Western Norway University of Applied Sciences  |Eva Leirbæk| Eva.Leirbaek@hvl.no

Norwegian University of Science and Technology |Siri Schulerud|ssc@ntnu.no 

File:Red Arrow Right.svgTHE PROGRAMME'S UPDATED COURSE CATALOGUE CONTAINING DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL ELECTIVE COURSES AS WELL AS THE COMPULSORY HTO COURSE CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE.