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Bachelor of Safety Engineering

Brief Facts:

Study Program Code: ING-SIKB

Campus: ATØM

Study Program: Engineering

Number of Credits: 180

Degree: Bachelor's degree programme

Duration: 6 Semesters

Objectives: The three-year engineering study programs at SHUC are programs of professional study that combine theoretical and technical knowledge with practical skills. Our programs teach responsibility towards the interactions between technology, the environment, and society.

The study programs are based on research, with particular emphasis on applied research and development. We maintain a high international academic level. The bachelor program in engineering has three objectives:

1. To educate knowledgeable and thoughtful professionals who are qualified to handle specialized tasks and offer expert advice in both the public and private sectors,

2. To qualify students for domestic and foreign master´s level programs, and

3. To form a basis for life-long learning.

In addition, many courses are taught from a maritime perspective.

Contents: This is a three-year program leading to a bachelor´s degree. We offer two areas of specialization in safety engineering: Fire Safety and HES (Health, Environment, and Safety). Stord/Haugesund University College (SHUC) has a national specialization within the Norwegian network of higher education in fire and safety technology. Based on this, the Department of Engineering has built up a strong program of studies based on safety subjects. In Norway, programs in safety engineering are only offered at Stord/Haugesund University College.

The department reserves the right to cancel planned elective courses due to insufficient enrollment or available teachers.

Fire Safety:

Fire protection and safety have become more and more important in our society. Long tunnels, tall buildings, and complicated ships provide fire safety engineers with large and exciting challenges.

If you choose to study fire safety engineering at Stord/Haugesund University College, you will learn about the processes that control a fire. With this insight, you will be able to estimate the size of a possible fire, as well as to evaluate the consequences of the fire. The study program encompasses several academic fields, and core topics include the physics of fires, risk analysis, internal control, fire prevention, and construction technology. We also focus on general planning for various preparedness situations.

HES:

The focus on safety is becoming more and more important in today´s society, and the need for knowledge and competence within this field is rising sharply. The HES study program concentrates on several important areas: HES internal control, the physical and chemical working environment, risk evaluation and analysis, preparedness management, and fire safety. You are introduced to accident theory and accident models, organizational theory, and modern management models within quality and safety management.

Organization: The academic content follows the National Curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education and Research. The three-year long study program is divided into six semesters, each worth 30 ECTS credits for a total of 180 credits. The program is characterized by its diversity with courses ranging from 10 to 30 credits. After completing three years (180 credits), candidates are awarded the Bachelor of Engineering degree. In the third year of the program, students are allowed to select elective courses worth 20 credits, including maritime-related courses.

The study program as a whole is managed by the department head, and each course has its own senior lecturer. Some courses will be supported by teaching assistants. The students in each class (year) in the program elect two class representatives who communicate directly with the department head. Furthermore, two student referees are elected for each course who communicate directly with the senior lecturer.

A research-based, analytical approach to the courses dominates the teaching in the study program. The teaching methods vary, with lectures, solving exercises in groups, and problem-based learning being the most common. The lecturers spend considerable time preparing for the classroom, and students are also expected to meet up well-prepared.

In addition to individual reading, group work is the primary form of study for the students. Each student should expect to work a minimum of 30 hours per credit point each semester. The amount of work in a course is indicated by the number of credits. Most courses are worth 10 - 15 credits. A full year of coursework is normally worth 60 credits. Courses are taught over one or two semesters.

Information and communication technology is integrated in the teaching through the use of the ClassFronter learning management system and through database support systems, which are important tools in pedagogic and academic work.

Courses are normally taught between the hours of 08:15 and 16:00, although some lectures may be given later in the afternoon.

Job Possibilities:

Fire Safety:

A number of our previous students now have positions as chief fire officers. Some are working in the fire safety and prevention sections in fire departments, while others are employed as consultants in private fire-safety consulting firms, construction companies, insurance companies, and in the offshore industry.

HES:

A number of our previous students now have positions as HESQ managers. As an HES engineer, you have a broad competence for managing safety and quality-control work in various firms and in public institutions. You are qualified for work involving the working environment, protection and safety, quality management, and quality control.

Further Studies: You may continue your education by taking a master´s degree (previously called civil engineer) and then a PhD at many other colleges and universities in Norway or abroad.

Student Exchange Opportunities: Study programs at SHUC are organized so that students may take 1 - 2 semesters of their education abroad. We have many agreements with other schools in the Socrates/Erasmus and Leonardo da Vinci EU programs. You may read more about SHUC´s foreign exchange offers here.

Application: The application deadline is normally the 1st of March for applicants seeking early admissions / needing special consideration / with foreign education backgrounds / from a Rudolf Steiner School / from an IB program / seeking admissions based on practical competence.

The application deadline is the 15th of April for all ordinary applications.Check the current Application Handbook from the Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service (NUCAS - Samordna opptak) to verify the dates. See Samordna Opptak for more information on the application procedures.

Admission Requirements:

1. Basic university admission requirements + special requirements 3MX and 2FY - or

2. Completed vocational technical school - or

3. Completed preliminary course for engineering and maritime study programs - or

4. Practical competence + special requirements 3MX and 2FY.

For more information about practical competence, check here.

Program / Course Plan:

Courses for Students Starting Their Studies in 2008:
Initial Semester Course Num. of Semesters Credits
  Bachelor in Engineering, safety:
  1. år sikkerhet kull 2008:
1st
Basic Data Processing ING1010 (1)
1
5
1st
Chemistry and the Environment ING1009 (1)
1
10
1st
Innføring i brann og sikkerhet ING1015 (1)
1
5
1st
Mathematics A ING1011 (1)
1
10
2nd
Mathematics B ING1012 (1)
1
10
2nd
Physics ING1008 (1)
1
10
2nd
Risk Analysis I ING1018 (1)
1
5
2nd
Statistics ING1013 (1)
1
5
Courses for Students Starting Their Studies in 2007:
Initial Semester Course Num. of Semesters Credits
  Bachelor in Engineering, safety:
  1. år maskin/sikkerhet:
1st
Basic Data Processing ING1010 (1)
1
5
1st
Chemistry and the Environment ING1009 (1)
1
10
1st
Mathematics A ING1011 (1)
1
10
1st
Quality, Risk, and Safety ING1007 (1)
2
10
2nd
Mathematics B ING1012 (1)
1
10
2nd
Physics ING1008 (1)
1
10
2nd
Statistics ING1005 (1)
1
5
  2. år sikkerhet, brann:
3rd
Economics for Engineers INGB3008 (1)
1
5
3rd
Fluid Mechanics ING2027 (1)
1
5
3rd
Project as a type of work ING2025 (1)
1
5
3rd
Statics and strength of materials ING2028 (1)
1
10
3rd
Thermodynamics ING2026 (1)
1
5
4th
Building Technology ING2020 (1)
1
10
4th
Fire Dynamics ING2034 (1)
1
10
4th
Fire Safety Engineering Design - Standard Solutions ING2033 (1)
1
10
  2. år sikkerhet, HMS:
3rd
Economics for Engineers INGB3008 (1)
1
5
3rd
Project as a type of work ING2025 (1)
1
5
3rd
Risk Analysis INGB2083 (1)
1
10
3rd
Systematic Health, Environment and Safety ING2035 (1)
1
10
4th
Psychososial/organisational working environment ING1017 (1)
1
5
4th
Technical Safety ING2032 (1)
1
5
4th
Working environment ING2031 (1)
1
20
Courses for Students Starting Their Studies in 2006:
Initial Semester Course Num. of Semesters Credits
  Bachelor in Engineering, safety:
  1. år maskin/sikkerhet:
1st
Basic Data processing ING1006 (1)
1
5
1st
Chemistry and the Environment ING1003 (1)
1
10
1st
Mathematics A ING1001 (1)
1
10
1st
Quality, Risk, and Safety ING1007 (1)
2
10
2nd
Mathematics B ING1002 (1)
1
10
2nd
Physics ING1004 (1)
1
10
2nd
Statistics ING1005 (1)
1
5
  2. år sikkerhet, brann:
3rd
Fire Dynamics ING2022 (1)
1
10
3rd
Statics and Mechanics of Materials ING2013 (1)
1
10
3rd
Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics ING2014 (1)
1
10
4th
Building Technology ING2020 (1)
1
10
4th
Fire Safety Engineering Design - Standard Solutions ING2021 (1)
1
10
4th
Laboratory Course in Fire Dynamics ING2019 (1)
1
10
  2. år sikkerhet, HMS:
3rd
Risk Analysis INGB2083 (1)
1
10
3rd
Systematic Health, Environment and Safety ING2001 (1)
1
10
3rd
Technical Safety ING2023 (1)
1
10
4th
Working Environment ING2011 (1)
1
30
  3. år sikkerhet , brann:
5th
Economics for Engineers INGB3008 (1)
1
5
5th
Fire Engineering Simulations ING3014 (1)
1
10
5th
Fire Safety Engineering Design - ING3013 (1)
1
10
5th
Project ING3006 (1)
2
15
5th
Project as a type of work ING2025 (1)
1
5
6th
Explosion Protection INGB012BRANN (1)
1
5
  Elective modules:
6th
Contingency Planning and Crisis Management ING2017 (1)
1
10
6th
Corrosion Technology RØRKO3003 (1)
1
6
6th
Elektriske anlegg ING2014 (NET)
1
5
6th
Elektriske maskiner ING2007 (NET)
1
5
6th
Elektriske nettverk ING2008 (NET)
1
5
6th
Explosion Protection INGB012BRANN (1)
1
5
6th
Field Training I ING3009 (1)
1
5
6th
HES in the Engineering Industry ING3001 (NET)
1
10
6th
Instrumenteringsteknikk I ING2107 (NET)
1
5
6th
Instrumenteringsteknikk II ING2108 (NET)
1
5
6th
Machine construction II and operation & maintenance INGB3001 (1)
1
10
6th
Marine operasjoner NAB3004 (1)
1
10
6th
Materials and their Behaviour during Welding RØRKO3005 (1)
1
5
6th
Mathematical Methods III ING3003 (1)
1
10
6th
PLS/automatiseringsteknikk ING2018 (NET)
1
5
6th
Process Automation Engineering I ING2016 (NET)
1
5
6th
Psychology ØKB2108 (1)
1
10
6th
Psychososial/organisational working environment ING1017 (1)
1
5
6th
Rørkonstruksjon I; Regler og beregninger/driftserfaringer ING2109 (NET)
1
5
6th
Rørkonstruksjon II; Produksjonsvennlige konstruksjoner ING2110 (NET)
1
5
6th
Technical Safety ING2032 (1)
1
5
6th
Welding Processes and Equipment RØRKO3004 (1)
1
5
  3. år sikkerhet , HMS:
  3. år HMS - obligatoriske emner:
5th
Economics for Engineers INGB3008 (1)
1
5
5th
Project ING3006 (1)
2
15
5th
Project as a type of work ING2025 (1)
1
5
5th
Quality and Safety Management INGB084 (1)
1
20
  Elective modules:
6th
Contingency Planning and Crisis Management ING2017 (1)
1
10
6th
Corrosion Technology RØRKO3003 (1)
1
6
6th
Elektriske anlegg ING2014 (NET)
1
5
6th
Elektriske maskiner ING2007 (NET)
1
5
6th
Elektriske nettverk ING2008 (NET)
1
5
6th
Explosion Protection INGB012BRANN (1)
1
5
6th
Field Training I ING3009 (1)
1
5
6th
HES in the Engineering Industry ING3001 (NET)
1
10
6th
Instrumenteringsteknikk I ING2107 (NET)
1
5
6th
Instrumenteringsteknikk II ING2108 (NET)
1
5
6th
Machine construction II and operation & maintenance INGB3001 (1)
1
10
6th
Marine operasjoner NAB3004 (1)
1
10
6th
Materials and their Behaviour during Welding RØRKO3005 (1)
1
5
6th
Mathematical Methods III ING3003 (1)
1
10
6th
PLS/automatiseringsteknikk ING2018 (NET)
1
5
6th
Process Automation Engineering I ING2016 (NET)
1
5
6th
Psychology ØKB2108 (1)
1
10
6th
Psychososial/organisational working environment ING1017 (1)
1
5
6th
Rørkonstruksjon I; Regler og beregninger/driftserfaringer ING2109 (NET)
1
5
6th
Rørkonstruksjon II; Produksjonsvennlige konstruksjoner ING2110 (NET)
1
5
6th
Technical Safety ING2032 (1)
1
5
6th
Welding Processes and Equipment RØRKO3004 (1)
1
5

National Curriculum: The national curriculum for study programs in engineering was prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Research on December 1st, 2005.

Assessment: The assessments in engineering courses have two purposes:

1. They provide feedback to students on their academic standing and thereby form a basis for improvement.

2. They provide an indication of the results of each student´s learning process.

The most important prerequisites for achieving good results are to begin studying immediately and to establish positive working habits as early as possible. Additional criteria for success will depend on the course and will be announced by the lecturer.

The engineering program uses varied forms of assessment adapted to each individual course:

Obligatory coursework: Individual or group assignments that do not count towards the final grade, but that must be completed and approved before the student is allowed to take the final evaluation in the course.

Examinations / components: Written school or take-home examinations, oral examinations, portfolios.

Portfolio assessment: This description is used when there are several types of evaluation used during the course. Elements included in the portfolio, the weighting of each element, and completion deadlines are determined by the senior lecturer at the start of each semester. Feedback is given after each element is evaluated, but a final grade is only given to the entire portfolio. A formal complaint about the evaluation of an element may not be filed before a grade has been set for the entire portfolio. As such, the complete portfolio may be regarded as an independent examination component.

Information concerning the form of assessment is included as part of the course description and is covered at the start of the semester. In addition, please refer to Stord/Haugesund University College´s examination regulations.

An external examiner shall be appointed for each course. The external examiner evaluates and approves the assessment system for the course, including any sets of examination questions. Furthermore, the external examiner shall grade a maximum of 25% and a minimum number of 10 of the final examination papers at the end of the course.

Required Reading (Syllabus): Please consult the syllabus pages in the library section!

The University College retains the right to make changes due to unforeseen events.

Program-info er fra: 11/27/2014 11:37:37 AM

Sida ble sist oppdatert: 05.09.2014