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Courses taught in the English language.

School of Nautical Science/School of Business/School of Engineering


The school offer a list of different courses taught in English. Students are free to choose courses from the list. A full time semester is 30 credit points (ECTS). All autumn courses starts in mid August and ends with an exam in December. Some of the courses listed are given by the School of Business but has a relevance for maritime students.


Autumn 2011

NAB3032 Dynamic Positioning 5 credit points

NAB 3002 Cultural Understanding 10 cp

NAB 013 English communication 5 cp

Risk Management 5 cp

Maritime Business and markets 10 cp

Marine operations 10 cp

Entrepreneurship 10 cp


The Courses:


Course code: NAB3032

Course name: Dynamic Positioning

Limited numbers of students. This is a course draft. (open only for students from nautical science)

Facts

Department: ATØM

Place of Study: Haugesund

Area of Study: Maritime

ECTS: 5

Language: English

Term: Spring

Number of terms: 1

Level:


Targets: This course in combination with practical exercises will make the student able to use advanced navigation systems in a manner that ensures consideration of quality and performance in all situations. The course includes a basic DP course in accordance with the guidelines of The Nautical Institute and will serve as a foundation for further studies in relevant subjects and for work related to advanced navigation and surveying.


Content: Coordination systems and datum, theory of accuracy and concepts of quality, satellite based positioning systems, short distance positioning systems, acoustic positioning systems, mechanical positioning systems, optical compasses, movement sensors and automatic steering systems focussing on DP.


^ Teaching Methods: Lectures and exercises


Prerequisites: Terrestrial Navigation (NAB1002), Navigation Instruments (NAB1003), (Navigation simulator 2 (NAB2004) and Meteorology and Oceanography (NAB2002))


Background knowledge: Physics NAB1001


Requirements: Obligatory assignments and exercises


Assessment:

Comp.

Component Name

Duration

Weight

Supporting Materials

1

Dynamic Positioning, one written test

4 hours

100/100

Mathematical Tables and Formulas, The College\'s Basic Calculator (approved model) are handed out during the exam


^ Offered to students in the Following Programs:

Bachelor of Maritime Studies



Reduction in Credits:

Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, NAB3032, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the right-hand column. Possible deficiencies/mistakes may occur.


Contact(s):


Required Reading (Syllabus): Please consult the HYPERLINK "http://www.hsh.no/syllabus" \t "_blank" syllabus pages in the library section!

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


^ Cultural Understanding


Number of Credits: 10 Semester: Fall


Course Duration: 1 semester Semester of Evaluation: Fall


Campus: Haugesund


Program of Study: Maritime Studies


Name of lecturer:


Background Knowledge: - - -


Course Objectives:

The course will give the students an understanding of culture and cultural differences in professional organizations with an international working environment and workforce. The course will give a theoretical insight in the social organisation of cultural differences, with empirical examples from societies outside Norway, and from work-life within the maritime field. The students will work with basic concepts on culture and cultural differences in social organizations, and they will gain knowledge of intercultural communication.


In addition the course will contribute with an understanding of culture as the production of meaning and use of symbols in social life. The objective is that the students will be better equipped to interpret other people’s choices and actions within concrete situations. Another objective is to improve the students’ ability to reflect around their own cultural identity, whether this is connected to work, nationality or gender.


The students will gain insight in theories, concepts and debates connected to globalization.


^ Course Contents:


The course builds upon literature that deals with globalisation, international dimensions of organizations, general knowledge on culture and social organisation. In addition the course will draw upon anthropological and sociological literature concerning cultural meaning and social interaction. The students will provide written examples from their own lives which will be used as a basis for exercises in interpretation of what people say and do.

The students will expand their knowledge in the English language and be experienced in giving oral presentations in English.


^ Prerequisite Course Code: None


Assessment Methods: One 10-day home examination, one oral examination. The oral examination will adjust the mark given to the home-exam.


Compulsary work: Two obligatory essays have to be accepted before being allowed to take the examination.


^ Only Available to Students in Study Program:

Bachelor of Maritime Studies

Single courses within Maritime Studies

Bachelor of Business Administration


Reduction in Credits: Covers NAB3015 - 1 with 5 ECTS. Covers completely ØKB2009 – 1.


^ Year of Study: Third year, fifth semester.


Teaching Methods: Instruction is provided in form of lectures and group-work. The students will be organized in groups from the beginning of the semester. There are obligatory essays. Through the essays, the students will use theories and concepts on empirical examples.


Literature: Haugesund.


The University college has the right to make changes, should unforeseen circumstances occur.


NAB… (1) English Communication

^ Brief Facts:

Campus: Haugesund

Study Program: Maritime

Number of Credits: 5

Language of Instruction: English

Taught During: Fall

Number of Semesters: 1

Semester of Assessment: Fall,

Program Sequence: 5th semester

Taught Initially:

Course Objectives: Improve students´ oral and written proficiency. Vocabulary, grammar and formal structures are target areas. Intercultural training and understanding are part of the course and will prepare students for written and oral communication on management level in international maritime business.

^ Course Contents: Culture in a broad sense will be discussed generally. Specific cultural aspects in individual countries and how to interact with people from these countries will be dealt with as well.

In addition the course includes 3 maritime cases and formal business correspondence.

Student presentations are obligatory and part of the oral examination.

IMO/STCW: The course covers relevant IMO requirements in accordance with the STCW-code.

Prerequisites: None

Background Knowledge: -

Assessment:

Comp.

Component Name

Duration

Weight

Supporting Materials

1

Maritime English, oral exam




1/1




^ Offered to Students in the Following Programs:

Bachelor of Maritime Studies

Single Courses in Maritime Studies

^ Reduction in Credits:

Have you already completed one or more of the courses below? If so, the credits you will receive for the course described here, NAB013, will be reduced by the number of credits shown in the right-hand column. Possible deficencies/mistakes may occur.










^ Course Title

Course Code

Version

Credits




NAB036

1

5

Contact(s): -

Required Reading (Syllabus): Please consult the HYPERLINK "http://www.hsh.no/syllabus" \t "_blank" syllabus pages in the library section!

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


^ Risk Management

Course code: Theoretical

Level of course: Major

Numbers of credits allocated: 5 ECTS Credits

Year of study: 3rd year

Semester: 5th semester


Objective of the Course:

The course shall give the students a basic, broad and practical introduction to risk management and the different stages of the risk management process.


^ Course Contents:

The course starts with an introduction to concepts and theories of risk and uncertainty. It then develops into how risk can be managed, the role of insurance and other forms of risk financing, the cost of risk, risk assessment, safety risk management, how organisations and management systems influence risk management and risk perception. The final part of the course deals with international perspectives on risk and how organisations can implement effective risk management systems.


Prerequisites:

None


Teaching Methods:

The teaching will be intensive, and is based on lectures and group work.


^ Assessment Methods:

Part 1 (60 %): Written Home-Examination in English (approximately 10 pages)

Part 2 (40 %): A Written Control Examination of three hours


Name of lecturer:

HYPERLINK "http://www.hsh.no/kontakter.php?m=predef&criteria=OKONOMUTDANNING" www.hsh.no/kontakter.php?m=predef&criteria=OKONOMUTDANNING


^ Recommended reading:

HYPERLINK "http://www.hsh.no/biblioteket/studiehjelp/pensumlister/haugesund/okadhost2005.htm" http://www.hsh.no/biblioteket/studiehjelp/pensumlister/haugesund/okadhost2005.htm


ØKB3020 - 1

Maritime Business and Markets

^ Brief Facts:

Course Code: NAB2110 /ØKB2110

Department: ATØM

Study Program: Maritime

Number of Credits: 10

Language of Instruction: English

Taught During: Fall Number of Semesters: 1

Semester of Assessment: Fall

^ Course Objectives: Students that have followed this course will have a broad and practical understanding of the special characteristics of the maritime industry.

Course Contents: The course offers a basic, broad and practical introduction to the maritime industry

* The markets: From global to local supply chains

* The competition: Characteristics of buyers and suppliers

* The companies: Ownership, structures and organisation

* The business practices: chartering, operations, crewing etc.

* Governmental policies: National and international framework and control.

^ Teaching Methods: The teaching will is based on lectures, guest lectures and visits to local shipping companies and maritime organizations. The course is taught in English.

Topics: Shipping Market Cycles, The theory of trade, Demand & Supply; The shipping Company; The ship and Operation of Ships; The Crew & Management Brokerage and Affreightment; Ship Building; Shipping Finance; Technical Management & Maintenance; The Regulatory Framework; Safety & Security; Ports; Shipping in the Future




NAB… Marine operations



Avdeling: Haugesund

Studieområde: Nautikk

Antall studiepoeng: 10

Undervisningsspråk: English

Undervisningssemester: Autumn

Antall semester: 1

Vurderingssemester: Autumn

Trinn: 5. semester

Undervisning 1. gang:

^ Course Objectives: The course shall provide knowledge about various marine operations related to petroleum production. The course shall provide the students with the ability to plan, analyse and document various marine operations with regard to relevant rules and regulations.

Course Content: Relevant rules, regulations and guidelines such as Norwegian Maritime Directorate’s regulations, DNV Rules for Planning and execution of Marine Operations NORSOK J03. Examples of typical marine operations will be presented such as; installation of FPSO, installation of structures on seabead, lifting, towing, load transfer and moving and installation of mobile offshore units

^ Teaching Methods: Lectures. Visits to shipyards and ships. Teamwork.

Prerequisites: None

Background Knowledge: Ship technology.

Compulsory Work: Project to be presented in writing and orally.

Assesment:

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Entrepreneurship

Course Code: ØKB2114

Department: ATØM

Study Program: Business Administration

Number of Credits: 10

Language of Instruction: English

Taught During: Fall Number of Semesters: 1

Semester of Assessment: Fall


Objective: To make students aware of the entrepreneurial process from idea to value.

Contents: Introduction to entrepreneurship, the classification of different types of entrepreneurs and businesses, entrepreneurial intentions, business plan, the creation process, organization of commercial, business and product development, entrepreneurial marketing / promotion by the establishment of small businesses, organization and network, the financing of growth companies.

Students assemble in groups at an early stage. The groups are tasked to come up with their own business ideas in parallel with the development team. When these business ideas are approved, the groups started to implement the necessary analytical work on how the ideas will be commercialized. Based on this analysis work, the groups prepare a business plan according. an approved work schedule with milestones.

^ Teaching Methods: The teaching will is based on lectures and guest lectures given by entrepreneurs, incubator managers, foreign professors. The course is taught in English.

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge:

- Mastery of knowledge and critical understanding of the key characteristics of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities;

- Mastery of knowledge regarding the barriers to business formation and development;

- Demonstrate knowledge of the creation process, entrepreneurial marketing, financing of growth companies.


Skills:

- To develop writing, presentation and analytical skills in the field of entrepreneurship;

- Be able to identify certain characteristics of small and medium-sized businesses that differentiates them from large firms.

Generic skills:

- Could use a critical analytical ability to examine the contribution of different "types" of entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises in different contexts;

- Prepare a business plan.


Overview of lectures: The nature of entrepreneurship. Types of entrepreneurs. The entrepreneurial personality. Psychology of Investment. The business plan: an entrepreneurial tool. The entrepreneurial process. The nature of business opportunity. Resources in the

entrepreneurial venture. The entrepreneurial venture and the entrepreneurial organization.

Intrapreneurship. The Strategy for the venture. Gaining financial support: Issues and approaches. Initiating the new venture.

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