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Courses taught at Campus Haugesund


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Stord/Haugesund University College offers courses in practical nursing to international students from our partner institutions, in both the autumn and spring semester.



  • All incoming students will be in practice in Haugesund.
  • Uniforms are provided by the health institutions, but students bring their own suitable shoes.
  • For information regarding insurance, please follow this link.

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Departmental international coordinator: Lene Strøm

International coordinator: Eli Havn

E-mail: international@hvl.no

Technical/Business/Maritime courses

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Our safety engineering-, economics-, management-, and maritime studies have its roots in the local and regional petro maritime industries.

Most people know that engineers build roads, bridges, buildings and machinery. But engineers are also needed in the offshore, maritime and safety industry. Common for most engineers are using and devloping new and exciting technology. Our nautical studies is closely connected to one of Norway's strongest maritime clusters preparing students for work as an officer on a ship but also for the onshore part of the maritime industry. The studies in Business and Administration at HSH provide a solid foundation for our students, combined with expertise in accounting, finance or management and organisation.

The courses below are offered to international students at the Faculty of Technology/Business/Maritime Education. For more information concerning each course, please see the course description.

Autumn semester 2017:

Spring semester 2018:

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Departmental international coordinators

International coordinator: Eli Havn

E-mail: international@hvl.no

Master's degree in Fire Safety

Master's Program

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Are you interested in a unique master's degree program concerning Fire Safety? Do you want to contribute to a more fire safe society? With a master's degree in Fire Safety you will have the competence to handle advanced and complex fire safety issues!

Stord/Haugesund University College has educated well over 500 fire safety engineers over the last 20 years. Now we offer a Master's program in Fire Safety Engineering as one of only eight institutions in the world.

Fire Safety is becoming more and more important in today's society, and the need for knowledge and competence in this field is increasing rapidly. The primary objective of this master's program is to provide industry and society with highly qualified candidates who through in-depth knowlede in the field can contribute to a more fire safe society. One of the most important aspects in this context is measures to reduce risks related to major accidents. The master's program is organized in close contact with industry partners focusing particularly on fire technical issues.

Implementation and content

The master's program is a challenging higher degree study consisting of 120 ECTS distributed over two years. It builds upon the 3 -years Fire Safety Engineering Bachelor's program. It is also possible to apply for the program as a part time student.

The first year consists of six specialized courses, 10 ECTS each, distributed on six intensive teaching weeks per semester, with self-studies in between. The primary language of instruction is English. Some of the courses have prerequisites as the program is structured so that the courses build upon each other throughout the study.
The work is organized through lectures, seminars, group work, projects and presentations.

The Second year consists of an independent work in the form of a thesis of 60 ECTS.

The master's program covers the following main topics:

  • Measures (barriers) to prevent ignition and fire.
  • Understanding of different scenarios for fire- and smoke development
  • Modelling of fire- and smoke development, egress and risk to people, property and the environment
  • Fire safety design
  • Fire safety risk assessment
  • Human behavior in fire and evacuation
  • Contingency
  • Fire prevention in businesses and municipality
  • Communication and accident investigation

Admission requirements:

Applicants to the program are required to have a bachelor degree in Fire Safety Engineering.

Applicants with another technological bachelor degree may also be considered for admission, if they in addition have passed the following courses from Stord/Haugesund University College, or equivalent from other institutions:

  • ING2043 Fire Dynamics (10 ECTS)
  • ING2045 Active and Passive Fire Protection (10 ECTS)

Our institution does not, for the time being, offer these two courses taught in English. They will however be available at HSH as intensive study courses taught in English from Spring 2018.

Minimum requirement for admission is the cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the Norwegian system.

Applicants with education from other countries than Norway, must document proficiency in the English language (only English - not Norwegian).

Please contact the Admissions Office if you have any further questions concerning admission.

Professional and occupational prospects:

Master's program in Fire Safety is a professional education which will make you able to solve sophisticated and coplex fire safety realted tasks within industy, public administration, fire service, consultancy and insurance. Typical employers will be oil companies, shipping companies, industry, contractors, advisory consultancies, various government agencies, municipal consultants and fire departments, educational institutions, insurance and health industry.
Graduates are qualified for research and development (R&D) work and forms basis for doctoral studies.

Student exchange:

HSH facilitates for students who wish to take a part of their education abroad, both through agreements with institutions abroad, or by facilitating it so that the students can travel on their own initiative to institutions HSH does not have an agreement with (so-called "free-mover"). HSH also recruits international students to this master's program. HSH has recently signed mobility agreements for Master in Fire Safety with the University of New Haven and University of Maryland, USA and UNI Magdeburg, Germany.

In need of more information?

Head of Studies: Fredrik Hemmingsson

Study Advisor: Randi Sønderland

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