Technology and Safety in the High North

Knowledge of engineering technology in cold climate is essential in order to design, construct and operate with minimized risk in the Arctic. This study programme gives a comprehensive understanding of all aspects and challenges related to both land-based and offshore activities in a vulnerable and harsh environment. Special attention is given to technical and operational solutions, as well as safety related issues.

The programme focuses on the technical and safety related challenges associated with industrial activities in the High North. Special attention is given to maritime and offshore operations in the harsh and vulnerable Arctic environment. The students are introduced to methods and tools for managing advanced, complex and integrated technical systems with respect to operation and maintenance, reliability and production assurance, health, safety & environmental risk as well as emergency preparedness.

The programme is a 2 year, full-time study with a fixed schedule. The courses will to some extent be adapted to part-time students. The first year consists of 50 ECTS of mandatory courses being common to all students and one 10 ECTS elective course. These are technical descriptive courses and method oriented courses. All courses are independent of each other. In the second year the students will achieve a specialization of their field of study through elective courses and by the choice among a number of pre-defined syllabuses. The students will also carry out a specialization project. The last semester is dedicated to a 30 ECTS master thesis.

The master programme has three specializations:

  • Risk and reliability
  • Nautical science
  • Automation

Application deadline: 1 December.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUiT The Arctic University of Norway
Fields of studyEnvironmental scienceEnvironmental protection technology
Tagssafetynatural resourcesoil and gasmineralsminingmaritime transport
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