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MFA-8020 Advanced Maritime Operations - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Science and Technology

Type of course

The course is available for students at the PhD Programme in Nautical Operations

Course contents


Environmental loads

Dynamic motions and maneuvering of vessels

Environmental criteria

Advanced collision avoidance

Weather routing in the Arctic

Application deadline

PhD students at UiT The Arctic University of Norway register for class and exam in Studentweb by 1 February for spring semester and 1 September for autumn semester.

Other applicants: Application deadline is 1 June for autumn semester and 1 December for spring semester. Application code 9301 in Søknadsweb.

Admission requirements

PhD students or holders of a Norwegian Master degree in Nautical Science, Marine Technology, Maritime Operations of five years or 3+ 2 years (or equivalent) may be admitted. PhD students must upload a document from their university stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Holders of a Master´s degree must upload a Master´s Diploma with Diploma Supplement / English translation of the diploma. Applicants from listed countries must document proficiency in English. To find out if this applies to you see the following list:

Proficiency in English must be documented - list of countries

For more information on accepted English proficiency tests and scores, as well as exemptions from the English proficiency tests, please see the following document:

Proficiency in english - PhD level studies

Objective of the course


The candidate shall:


The candidates shall be able to:


Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars. Individual guidance and supervision


The exam is comprised of

1) the submission of a project report with an oral presentation based on the students own topic of research that supplements his/her doctoral thesis, and

2) a final oral examination. 1) and 2) count 50% each in the grading.

A grade of A or B is required to pass

There is no access to a re-sit examination in this course. Students with valid grounds for absence will be offered a postponed examination.

Date for examination

One oral exam 15.12.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2020