Stretch Your Wings in Norway!
Courses Taught in English at Vestfold University College 2012/2013
Educating Internationally Competent Professionals Study Abroad? Come to Vestfold University College!
Each year a sizable number of students from all over the world come to us for a semester or two. We would love to have you with us. This brochure is an annual publication featuring the current courses and programs we offer in English.
Quick Facts Application deadlines: 15 May for Fall semester 15 November for Spring semester Application form: http://www.hive.no/english Academic Calendar Fall semester: 21 August â€“ 21 December (Orientation Day 20 August) Spring semester: 3 January â€“ 21 June (Orientation Day 2 January and 1 February) Credit System: 30 ECTS = full-time, semester-long course (corresponds to approximately 12-15 credit hours in the USA, four courses in Australia). 60 ECTS = full-time, two semester-long course (corresponds to approximately 24 - 30 credit hours in the USA, eight courses in Australia) Housing: After you have been nominated by your partner institution and us, kindly reserve a student accommodation at: http://www.sivbolig.no/pub/?lang=1 You are warmly welcome to Vestfold University College and to Norway!
Overview of Courses and Programs offered in English 2012/2013 Course Name
A Norwegian Cultural Journey
Business Management Courses
Fall & Spring
Engineering Courses, included Major Project (undergraduate)
Fall & Spring
Fall & Spring
Fall & Spring
Nursing: Clinical Practice
Fall & Spring
Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning
Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology
2 year program**
Master of Science in Maritime Management
2 year program**
**Students from partner universities also can come on a semester basis.
A Norwegian Cultural Journey (30 ECTS) A Norwegian Cultural Journey takes Norwegian culture as a point of departure. As important as the Norwegian culture is the comparison with the various cultures the students represent. The course consists of three modules. Level: Bachelor's Contact: Sigurd Kraft Gulbrandsen, email: Sigurd.gulbrandsen@ hive.no About the Course • the students learn about contemporary cultural and social life in Norway • the students study elements of cultural development in Norway and Northern Europe • the students work with cultural expressions in modern Norway. • A part of the course is a two week experience where the students can both study the Norwegian education system in practice, and teach themselves. The students may visit kindergarten, primary, secondary or upper secondary schools according to their own interests. Target Groups Bachelor students studying cultural studies, history, literature, comparative studies, Teacher training students. Prerequisites Students who have finished a minimum of one year of studies from university or university college (60 ECTS) in their home countries. Lessons and literature will be in English, a certain proficiency in English is required in order to benefit from the course.
Business Management Courses
Our course modules (equivalent 30 ECTS per semester) enable students to enhance their skills and competence in managing business activities in the dynamic and competitive global market. â€˘ â€˘
Level: Bachelor's Contact: Stine Bergman Olsson, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name of the course International Business Introduction to Supply Chain Management Introduction to Political Economy Advances Issues in Management Accounting Management Accounting Advanced Issues in Supply Chain Management Organization and Leadership
ECTS 10 10 10 10 15 7,5 7,5
For more detailed course descriptions please look at www.hive.no/english
Offered Fall Fall Fall Fall Spring Spring Spring
About the Courses Our course modules (equivalent 30 ECTS per semester) enable students to enhance their skills and competence in managing business activities in the dynamic and competitive global market. In order to accomplish this goal, the modules deal with all the major aspects of organization and leadership, political economy, international business, supply chain management and management accounting. In addition to ordinary class discussions, guest lecturers would be invited to conduct seminars in concerned with contemporary economic and business issues with a view to providing students in-depth understanding of the business world .
Target Groups Bachelor's students who study business administration or related fields Prerequisites Students who have finished a minimum of two year of studies from university or university college (60 ECTS) in their home countries. Lessons and literature will be in English, a certain proficiency in English is required in order to benefit from the course.
â€˘ Level: Bachelor â€˘ Contact: Sanda Knutson, e-mail: email@example.com
Name of the Course Bachelor Thesis Project* Embedded Systems Design Measurements and Characterization Micro and Nano Technology Micro sensors Smaller Bachelor Project
ECTS 15 15 10
Offered Fall or Spring August-March August-March
10 10 5
Fall August-March Fall or Spring
*The purpose of the Thesis Project is to demonstrate that the students are able to plan and execute a technical project under academic supervision and methodological guidance. 7
About the courses The courses are offered in the 3rd year of the Bachelor program in Micro and Nano Systems Technology. The courses are also open for students studying Electronics.
The students are expected to carry a project from an idea to a finished product/paper and thus demonstrate skills and knowledge in choosing and using a scientific method. The students should also be able to present the finished product in a both scientific and marketable way. Target groups For the Bachelor Thesis Project: Bachelor's students in the following areas of study: Electronics, Product Design, Microsystems Technology, Computer Science, Electronics and Automation. Prerequisites Students who have finished a minimum of one year of studies from university or university college (60 ECTS) in their home countries. Lessons and literature will be in English, a certain proficiency in English is required in order to benefit from the course.
English (60 ECTS)
English is the global language and we meet it everywhere: in education, at work and in our spare time. It's hard to imagine any area of life where a good knowledge of English isn't really useful. We offer four 15 ECTS courses We offer English modules in language, literature and cultural studies. Studying with us will enable you to develop your oral and writing skills and provide you with the knowledge to participate in today's global society. Level: Bachelor’s Contact: Sigurd Kraft Gulbrandsen, email: Sigurd.firstname.lastname@example.org About the courses
Literature and Culture (15 ECTS) Fall semester This module will enable students to develop their English and their knowledge of central texts from the English speaking world. • A selection of texts from the cultures and societies of the English-speaking world • Central literary works • Textual structures and linguistic devices • Genre study and norms for academic text production
Language and Communication (15 ECTS) Fall semester This module will give students the opportunity to develop their practical language skills and their formal knowledge of English. • Basic phonetics. There is an emphasis on aspects of speech that are problematic for Norwegians • Basic grammar, with a focus on the differences between English and Norwegian • Varieties of English and the link between language and culture • A study of text and genre, based on examples of written and oral texts
History and Society (15 ECTS) Spring semester This module will enable students to improve their ability to comunicate in English and to develop insights into aspects of culture, history and society in the English-speaking world. • Central aspects of the history and societies of the English-speaking world; there will be ba focus on the UK and USA • A selection of literary and non-literary text genres • Oral and written texts - what characterises a good text? Literature and Film (15 ECTS) Spring semester This module will enable students to improve their ability to communicate in English and to gain insights into literature and film from the English speaking world. • From text to film; the adaption process • Genre analysis • Conceptual and analytical tools in the discussion of film and literature • Narratively in film and literature Target groups Students of language, literature, liberal arts or other students with an interest in English. Prerequisites All teaching is in English and students are expected to make an active contribution. Thus, an intermediate/advanced proficiency in the language is a requirement.
Within the maritime we give you a unique opportunity to get exposure to the business side of the maritime industry and the technology management concepts necessary to advance your career. If you want an inside into different sides of the maritime industry a study abroad period at Vestfold University College gives you the courses you need to specialise your degree. Level: Bachelorâ€™s Contact: Sanda Knutson, email: email@example.com Name of the course Maritime Building Projects Maritime Economics Main Project Dissertation Offshore Technology Ship Design Shipping, economics and ship management Shipping and International Trade Ship Operations Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Management
ECTS 7,5 7,5 15 5 7,5 10
Offered Spring Spring Fall or Spring Fall Fall Spring
10 7,5 10 7,5
Spring Fall Fall Spring
Target groups Students from partner institutions that are studying shipping, maritime management, nautical studies, business administration or logistics. Prerequisites Students who have finished a minimum of one year of studies from university or university college (60 ECTS) in their home countries. Lessons and literature will be in English, a certain proficiency in English is required in order to benefit from the course.
For more detailed course descriptions please look at www.hive.no/english
Nursing; Clinical Practice
The Nursing Program can also offer clinical practice in several areas for international exchange students. â€˘ â€˘
Level: Bachelor's Contact: Dag KorsĂŚth, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Practice Depending upon the degree components required by different universities, we can compose a clinical practice of one or several areas (surgical wards, medical wards, home/ community nursing, mental health). Target Groups International nursing students from partner universities.
Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning (30 ECTS)
About the Course The course consists of three modules within culture, nature and society. There will be contributions from five different disciplines to the course. Not all diciplines will be represented with a 10 ECTs module each time the course runs
Would you like to learn more about Norwegian outdoor culture and practical skills of outdoor life, experience outdoor life in a variety of environments in the local area of Vestfold and its surroundings: the coastline, the forests and the lakes? Would you like to participate in activities connected to our local history and craftsmanship, learn methods of experiential-based learning, and learn basic Nordic skiing traditions? Are you interested in learning about sustainable development and eco-philosophy? Come to Norway and study our course in Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning! • Level: Bachelor's • Contact: Sigurd Kraft Gulbrandsen, email: Sigurd.email@example.com
Norwegian Outdoors and eco-philosophy, forests and coastline - 10 ECTS â€˘ learn more about Norwegian outdoor culture and practical skills of outdoor life â€˘ experience outdoor life in a variety of environments in the local area of Vestfold and its surroundings: the coastline, the forests and the lakes Aesthetic module - art and crafts - 10 ECTS The students will develop understanding how embodies experiences with materials contribute to learning. Through practical approach they will experience how materials' affordances and resistance challenge them to think in new ways and to get familiar with own aesthetic learning process. These insights, together with theoretical knowledge, will on one hand help them understand the importance of crafting for human survival, and on the other hand help them develop ecological attitude towards nature. Norwegian outdoors, nature, culture and experience based learning in the outdoors - 10 ECTS In this module students acquire knowledge and understanding of Norwegian outdoors and outdoor activities in a historical and contemporary perspective. It will focus on practical skills and experience-based learning of outdoor activities. The course also aims to establish contrasting perspectives on the topics raised and to increase the students' competence in comparing the practice of outdoor activities of Norway with the cultures of their home countries. This will make it possible to discuss similarities and dissimilarities between the known and the unknown, and to
arrange professional encounters between the different cultures that the students represent. Target Groups Preschool teacher students, teacher students, other students with interest in Norwegian culture and nature and experiencebased learning.
Prerequisites Students who have finished a minimum of one year of studies from university or university college (60 ECTS) in their home countries. Lessons and literature will be in English, a certain proficiency in English is required in order to benefit from the course.
Master courses (120 ECTS each) taught in English Master of Science in Maritime Management
The master program is intended for students aiming towards management positions within the maritime community. The maritime industry is indeed a highly international and globalized industry with a lot of challenges and opportunities. Norway has one of the largest and most complete maritime business sectors in the world, the so-called Norwegian Maritime Cluster. This cluster forms the basis for unique maritime competence and high potential for further innovations. About the course Vestfold University College is offering the maritime management master programs as two specializations: i) commercial management and ii) technical specialization. As indicated by the program title the study is addressing students aiming towards management types of jobs. Management and leadership skills are addressed as specific courses within the program. In addition, there is a strong emphasis for the candidates to acquire a broad basis of knowledge and understanding of the important basic subjects applicable for the maritime industry. Special attention is given to topics with high priority within the industry, in particular related to improvement of safety and environmental performance and renewal of the industry though innovations. The philosophy of offering two specializations is to benefit from close interaction between the main trades. Several of the courses are actually given as common courses for both specializations. In addition, there are various common group-related assignments for all the students. This will contribute in stimulating mutual understanding and cooperation between students coming from either a technical or economical background. The program has an international profile. English is the language for all lecturing and assignments. Master of Science in Maritime Management is a 120-ETCS credit program.
The duration of the program is two years full time study including master thesis during final semester. Target groups and Prerequisites Admission to Master of Science in Maritime Management with specialization Maritime Commercial Management, requires either (i) three year bachelor degree in economics and administration or (ii) three year maritime bachelor degree in shipping and logistics or (iii) corresponding education. Alternatively, a work-integrated educational program at bachelor level may qualify for admission provided that it contains minimum 120 ETCS credits specifically relevant for the program.
It is possible for our incoming exchange students to take modules on this lever as well providing she/he has the needed prerequisites. See more information on these courses here: www.hive.no/english
For admission to the program it is required that the applicant has completed the qualifying bachelor degree with an average grade level of C or better. Admission to Master of Science in Maritime Management with specialization Maritime Technical Management, requires either (i) three year bachelor degree in engineering or (ii) three year maritime bachelor degree in nautical or machinery or (iii) corresponding education Alternatively, a work-integrated educational program at bachelor level may qualify for admission provided that it contains minimum 120 ETCS credits specifically relevant for the program. For admission to the program it is required that the applicant has completed the qualifying bachelor degree with an average grade level of C or better.
Master in Micro and Nano Technology
The most spectacular within technology is happening on the micro and nano level and you can become an expert of this state of the art technology. Vestfold University College offer a master's degree program within Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches. The program is unique, exciting and practically oriented and is an excellent offer for those who already have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science. About the course The master's degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology is a two-year study program that is interdisciplinary with elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modeling, and process technology. The aim of the study is to qualify successful candidates for a working environment in the diverse Micro and Nano Systems Technology; in industry as well as in academia, research institutions and governmental
agencies. The studies cover the entire production chain, including design, manufacturing and characterization of micro and nano systems. The basis of the study program is the corresponding research community at Vestfold University College, that constitutes one of the three intellectual junctions for Norwayâ€™s efforts in microand nanotechnology, with extended collaboration with industry, academia and research institutions; regionally, nationally and internationally. We have good laboratory facilities and spacious, clean rooms, as well as established collaboration with industries that focus on research and development. The study program has an international profile and English as the language of instruction. Target groups and Prerequisites The admission requirement is a Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) in micro/nanosystems technology, electronics engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, bioengineering, physics, materials science, or a closely related area that contains of minimum 120 ETCS credits specifically relevant for the program. Special entrance requirements are study in mathematics equivalent to the elective bachelor course Mathematics 3, a course in Electrostatics/ electromagnetism, and basic analogue technique.
See more information on these courses here: www.hive.no/english
It is possible for incoming exchange students to take modules on this level, providing she/he has the needed prerequisites.
Contact Information Vestfold University College Address: P.O. Box 2243, N-3103 Tønsberg, Norway Visiting address: Raveien 197, 3184 Borre Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hive.no/english ERASMUS Code: N TONSBER02 International Relations Office Maija Heinilä, Head of International Office, (ISEP) Email: email@example.com Phone: + 47 33 03 10 14 Fax: + 47 33 03 11 00 Siri Bjørnstad (Outgoing Exchange students and Staff Exchange) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 47 33 03 10 18 Thor-Egil Eide, Erasmus Institutional Coordinator (Incoming exchange students) Email: email@example.com Phone: +47 33 03 7640 Faculty International Coordinators (for academic concerns) Faculty of Humanities and Education: Sigurd Kraft Gulbrandsen Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: + 47 33 03 79 76 Faculty of Technology and Maritime Science: Sanda Knutson E-mail: Sanda.Knutson@hive.no Phone: + 47 33 03 11 70
Faculty of Business and Social Sciences: Stine Bergman Olsson Email: email@example.com Phone: + 47 3303 12 73 Housing Visiting address: Raveien 197, 3184 Borre (Sports hall on Campus) Phone: + 47 3303 1371 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Health Science: Dag Korsæth Email: email@example.com Phone: + 47 33 03 12 85