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UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER NORWAY

Dramatic landscapes. Fascinating history. Charming city center. Historic architecture. Numerous festivals. Norway’s center for oil and energy. Innovative industry. International business communities. A modern and international university.

Paz Lara Cabrero, Spain - Exchange student, The Faculty of Arts and Education It is not a secret that Norway is a very expensive country for a foreign student. Unfortunately for my pocket, I felt the urge to fulfil my long-standing dream of getting to know this country, full of pure and unspoilt natural landscapes. So I started saving a year in advance and managed to gain an unforgettable experience. The Comparative Educational Studies programme proved an extraordinary opportunity to enhance my academic qualifications. Students and professionals jointly explored such topics as inclusion or bullying. We brainstormed, interchanged and discussed present-day educational systems relating to modern society. Through international dialogue, we became aware of our role as future educators. Visiting schools, nursery schools and science farms gave us a broad view and understanding of the state-of-the-art position in Norwegian education. During this comprehensive course, based on a multidisciplinary approach, we had the opportunity to attend a variety of workshops on such subjects as outdoor science, outdoor physical education, djembe playing, and Norwegian folklore and storytelling. In the home economics seminar, we even cooked and tried out traditional Norwegian recipes.

CONTENTS • University of Stavanger and the Stavanger region p. 3 • Faculties and departments p. 4 • Master’s degree programmes p. 5 • Exchange programmes p. 21 • Norwegian Language and Culture programme p. 28 • PhD programmes and research p. 29 • Practical information p. 30

WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER The University of Stavanger (UiS) has approximately 9 200 students as well as 1 250 academic and administrative staff. It offers a wide range of study and research programmes. The UiS consists of the Faculty of Arts and Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Museum of Archaeology. Many of its research activities are pursued in cooperation with its International Research Institute of Stavanger AS (IRIS) affiliate, and with other universities, research institutes and regional, national and international industries. COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND LEARNING The UiS aims to strengthen its reputation as an innovative university with a particularly strong basis in technology and professional training programmes. As expressed in the institutional strategic plan, this will be its overall main development concept for the 2009-2020 period. The strategy states that all programmes offered at the UiS will include an introduction to innovation and encourage entrepreneurship among students. The UiS offers a variety of degree programmes in English, mainly at master’s and PhD levels. Each of its three faculties offers a range of exchange programmes. The UiS also offers a one-year programme in Norwegian Language and Culture, which qualifies students for admission to any university programme in Norway taught in Norwegian. Researchers, lecturers and administrative staff at the UiS are committed to providing students with an education that offers great career prospects. A MODERN CAMPUS The UiS welcomes students to a modern university campus with a state-of-the-art learning environment. The main campus, situated only four kilometres from the city centre, offers outstanding educational facilities. It also boasts impressive library resources, a new sports centre regarded as the best of its kind in Norway, a bookshop, a student centre and pub, reading halls and cafeterias. STAVANGER HAS IT ALL Stavanger lies on Norway’s south-west coast, surrounded by magnificent and diverse landscapes. The region offers a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from surfing and fishing, via skiing, hiking, climbing and base jumping, to walking on sandy beaches. This charming harbour city was founded in 1125 and ranks today as Norway’s fourth largest, with approximately 130 000 inhabitants. It is a bustling place, filled with vitality and youthful energy. The Stavanger region is Norway`s most productive area. Its expanding business environment is based on a thousand years of maritime history. The Stavanger region has been the national hub for innovative industry for several decades, partly owing to the petroleum industry and partly to a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship which existed long before the oil age. Stavanger is known as Norway`s “oil and energy capital”. Stavanger today has a culturally diverse image, and is home to more than 180 nationalities. It has a dynamic labour market, and many international companies are represented here. All these features mean that the city offers excellent opportunities for business, education, cultural events and leisure. The UiS embraces the globalised world, but never forgets to nurture its local, regional and national roots. This stance shapes its study programmes, its international collaborations and the kind of students it attracts.

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Faculties and departments The Faculty of Science and Technology: • Department of Petroleum Engineering • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science • Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences • Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science • Department of Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning

The Faculty of Social Sciences: The Norwegian School of Hotel Management • UiS Business School • Department of Media, Culture and Social Sciences • Department of Social Studies • Department of Health Studies

The Faculty of Arts and Education: • Department of Early Childhood Education • Department of Cultural Studies and Languages • Department of Music and Dance • Department of Education and Sports Science

The Museum of Archaeology

The Norwegian higher education system

Courses are measured in credits/points in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) standard. The full-time workload for one academic year is 60 ECTS.

Norway has eight accredited universities, 24 university colleges, two national colleges of the arts and 29 private higher education institutions. Most higher education institutions are state-run, including the UiS.

Grades for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations are awarded on the basis of a graded scale from A (highest) to F (lowest), with E as the minimum pass grade. A pass/fail mark is given for some examinations.

THE NORWEGIAN DEGREE STRUCTURE

Opportunities for international students

3 2 1 6 5 4 3 2 1

PhD (Doctoral degree) 3 years

One-tier Master’s degrees 5 years

Master’s degrees 2 years Bachelor’s degree 3 years

Professionallyoriented degrees/ qualifications 4-6 years

Norway follows the objectives of the Bologna process in European higher education, which has led to the implementation of a 3 + 2 + 3 degree system with a bachelor, master and PhD structure which accords with European standards (see the figure above).

The UiS offers full-time master’s programmes, postgraduate diplomas and courses as well as a student exchange programme, where courses are offered in various subject areas at both bachelor’s and master’s level. While the degree programmes are open to applicants from all over the world, the exchange programme is limited to students whose home institution has an exchange agreement with the UiS. The UiS also offers a one-year language course that allows students to qualify for regular study programmes taught in Norwegian. The academic year consists of two semesters (autumn and spring) and traditionally runs from mid-August to mid-June.

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Master’s degree programmes The number of international study programmes taught in English at the University of Stavanger has been increasing at a steady pace over the past few years. Information on the master’s degree programmes open to all applicants is provided in the following pages.

Graduates of the MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership 2012. Photo: Elisabeth Tønnessen/UiS

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The Faculty of Social Sciences

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Join an international and vibrant programme with participants from many countries. Students will interact with professors who have strong local, national and international research links from a variety of disciplines. The Norwegian School of Hotel Management (NHS) emphasises research-based education and established the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism in 2001. The NHS is the world’s second oldest hotel school and a member of the Leading Hotel Schools of the World. It has offered education to hospitality professionals since 1912. Since 1992, NHS has offered an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Administration and is currently the only institution in Norway offering an MSc in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership in English. The master’s programme can be pursued either at the Norwegian School of Hotel Management or through a combination of studies in Stavanger and abroad. LEARNING OUTCOMES The study programme will provide an in-depth understanding of international hotel, restaurant and tourism topics and issues. Individual learning and personal improvement are stimulated through tailored courses with an emphasis on problem-based learning.

Students are expected to participate actively in every phase of this international programme. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The master’s programme is designed to prepare students for career entry or management positions in commercial, public or non-profit organisations providing visitor services at the local, national, or international level. Graduates will have acquired appropriate knowledge during this twoyear-programme in general leadership theories and their implementation to the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in hotel, hospitality, restaurant or tourism. Applicants with a BSc in Business Management or equivalent may be considered, but only if they can document work experience in the hospitality/tourism industry (a minimum of one year of full-time employment is required).

Anna Zalewska, Poland - Master of Science in International Hotel and Tourism Leadership Through the extensive network of contacts built up by the highly qualified and passionate teaching staff, students had an opportunity to meet many practitioners. Researchers also came from as far as New Zealand to speak to us. We even met public authorities with whom the organisation of big social events was coordinated. This allowed us to learn more about the “behind the scenes” aspects of leading a company in the hotel/tourism field, organising meetings and events, or doing our research.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: truls.engstrom@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/hotel

Above and beyond that, Stavanger is a beautiful city which offers a wide range of activities outside the classroom. Be sure to check out the university’s social and sports clubs – a great first step towards making new friends on your arrival in Norway.

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Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

The Faculty of Arts and Education

Master of Arts in Literacy Studies 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Literacy Studies is defined as the study of reading, writing and the written text in a social and cultural context. This master’s programme focuses on literacy studies in an English-speaking context, and includes literary, linguistic and educational approaches. It is equivalent to a master’s programme in English from the point of view of teaching and research skills. The Master’s programme in Literacy Studies includes a 60-credit taught component and a 60-credit master’s thesis. LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will gain a good understanding of the major theories and issues in a range of research areas in literacy studies, with a focus on the English-speaking world. A sound theoretical and methodological basis will be provided for academic research in literacy studies, focusing on a chosen area of specialisation (linguistic, literary, historical or didactic). In addition, the student will gain a good knowledge of the conventions of academic English. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme is very suitable both for those who wish to obtain a general humanities degree with a broad applicability for different careers, and for those who aim at a career in either secondary or higher education. In terms of teaching competence, the programme is equivalent to a master’s programme in English.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS The programme builds on a first degree with a specialisation in English, or another background deemed suitable.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/literacy

Delia Schipor, Romania - Master of Arts in Literacy Studies Studying in an international environment such as the UiS is similar to travelling all over the world, only much cheaper and easier. Literacy studies are a complex field, strongly intertwined with linguistics, history, sociolinguistics, pedagogy and anthropology, so a wide range of study options is available. From the literacy practices of English-speaking communities in the Middle Ages to the contemporary challenges of multilingualism, I have acquired invaluable knowledge which has created scope for new academic development. I enjoy the seminars, when everyone can participate in discussions with a genuine feeling that their opinions are valued by the gifted tutors who offer competent guidance. Individual work is definitely favoured, which provides independence while enhancing responsibility. I have to admit I was a bit scared when I heard about the six-hour written exams, which is roughly double the time I was used to, but I soon discovered that getting high marks in such exams is twice as satisfactory.

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The Faculty of Arts and Education

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Arts in Musical Performance - Classical 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Master of Arts in Musical Performance is targeted at graduates from the Department of Music and Dance at the UiS and other corresponding Norwegian or international institutions who wish to develop further as performing musicians. LEARNING OUTCOMES The programme offers students a choice of various profiles for specialisation in such areas as opera or orchestral work. Students will acquire broad expertise in musical performance as well as a theoretical framework for further research or for participation in musical life in society.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor´s degree in musical performance or in teaching music/ instruments. Applicants who do not possess formal qualifications can certify their appropriate knowledge and skills by audition and through satisfactory documentation of relevant experience. All applicants will be required to participate in auditions.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Arts in Musical Performance qualifies graduates for specialised musical performance work as soloists, in orchestral or chamber music ensembles, or for continued higher studies either in Norway or abroad. CONTACT INFORMATION music-dance@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/music

Jana Jovanovic, Serbia - Master of Arts in Musical Performance - Classical I have undergone a process of extensive growth and development during my studies at the UiS, both as a person and as a singer. The staff of the Department of Music and Dance possess a high level of professionalism. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with distinguished musicians.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC AND DANCE The Department of Music and Dance offers a great variety of study programmes in music and dance. It is located in the idyllic Bjergsted Park, together with professional cultural players such as the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Stavanger Jazz Forum. The department has more than 200 students pursuing a range of courses in classical music, jazz, voice, music education, dance education, and music production and recording. The language of instruction depends on student interest and the availability of academic staff.

Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance Classical

Advanced Programme in Music Production and Recording

60 ECTS

60 ECTS

One-year programme

One-year programme

The Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance is a study in instrumental or vocal performance. The programme is especially aimed at international students or others who want to dedicate a year to concentrating on a limited section of the repertoire (such as Norwegian music) or technical studies, or simply to study with a certain teacher after having graduated from a university or academy in Norway or abroad. The programme would normally comprise a year of specialisation after a master’s degree, for example. It is divided into four main areas: solo instrument, ensemble, interpretation and concert performances/productions.

This programme is suitable for the music or engineering graduate. It provides students with a combination of musical and technical skills required for professional music recording. It includes a review of relevant music and engineering subjects, music recording/production techniques, studio and musical acoustics, critical listening and interpretation, and practical work.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A high level of proficiency is required for admission. Applicants who do not possess formal qualifications can certify appropriate knowledge and skills by audition and through satisfactory documentation of relevant experience. All applicants will be required to participate in auditions.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor´s degree in music or engineering. Applicants who do not possess formal qualifications can certify their appropriate knowledge and skills through satisfactory documentation of relevant experience. All applicants will be required to participate in auditions.

More opportunities in the Department of Music and Dance - Music Performance Course – Classical/Jazz - Chamber Music – Accompaniment - Chamber Music – General - Jazz Improvisation - Supplementary Instrument - Composition and Arrangement

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PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS On completing this programme, the student can work in a professional music production and recording environment.

CONTACT INFORMATION For further information and application form, e-mail: music-dance@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/music

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Biological Chemistry 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme A substantial feature of the MSc in Biological Chemistry is a nine-month research project. At the UiS, students will be part of an international research group working in the forefront of organelle biology, environmental adaptation of plants and microorganisms, and computational biology. They will acquire experience in various analytical techniques and research methods, and get training in the presentation of scientific results. During the first year, students attend classes in biophysical chemistry and bioinformatics, and take practical courses in molecular biology. Optional subjects can be chosen in environmental science, food science, chemistry or computational biology. LEARNING OUTCOMES The student will acquire a theoretical basis in chemical and molecular biology methods, and master practical techniques such as PCR, heterological protein expression, isolation of organelles and the application of methods in biophysical chemistry. They will master the use of bioinformatic methods for obtaining and analysing the properties of biologically important molecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins and enzymes. During work on their master’s thesis, the student will acquire knowledge in a special research field and place the results obtained in an international perspective. In writing this thesis, the student will have achieved an international standard for scientific documentation. Graduates will also have developed valuable transferable skills in communication, problem-solving and scientific investigation.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Science in Biological Chemistry qualifies graduates for work in various research and industrial arenas. Previous graduates have found work in laboratories linked to hospitals, the oil industry, food processing, academic institutions and various other institutions needing advisers. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Biological Chemistry offered by the UiS. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or biochemistry, or an equivalent and relevant degree. A sound knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry/molecular biology is a prerequisite for admission.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: biologicalmaster@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/biochemistry

Nancy Donawita Haro, Indonesia - Master of Science in Biological Chemistry There are many different ways of trying to make sense of nature and life itself. To me, it’s always been interesting to learn and understand the biological and chemical basis, the themes that hold all living organisms together. I have just submitted my master’s thesis, in which I studied one of the proteins in photosynthesis machinery in plants. I think plants are our future. They can be our source of food, medicine and even energy. Plants are so smart. I’ve had a great time studying biological chemistry at the UiS. I’ve experienced the international city of Stavanger, with its incredible surrounding landscapes, combined with an encouraging study environment and various student activities on campus (like climbing, Coffee Around the World and salsa, to mention just a few). Imagine that!

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Computer Science 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Advances in information technology and computer science during recent years have been tremendous. People’s day-to-day lives are increasingly influenced by work at this exciting frontier.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in engineering with at least 50 ECTS of computer science/engineering courses, plus a total of 30 ECTS in mathematics and statistics.

A solid foundation in such topics as distributed systems, computer security, semantic technology and integrated services, and image processing allows students to take part in shaping the future development of their field of study. LEARNING OUTCOMES With a master’s degree in computer science, graduates should be able to design, model, simulate and develop advanced network-based computer systems with a focus on reliability and security. They should also be capable of exploiting wireless communication systems, sensor networks and distributed systems. The programme provides a broad foundation in the field of computer science. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS This degree will open up a wide variety of exciting career opportunities. A few examples include development of advanced file sharing systems based on mobile agent technology, smart digital maps and geographic information systems, security in the next-generation internet, and development of solutions for e-commerce with the focus on security and automatic error recovery. This master’s degree can qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Information Technology offered at the UiS.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: computerscience@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/computerscience

Reyhaneh Ghergherehchi, Iran - Master of Science in Computer Science Coming to Stavanger was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The city is really safe, it has great landscapes, and, because of the oil industry, it is multinational. Since almost everyone speaks English, you have no communication problems at school, on public transport or in the city. Another important thing is the good job opportunities. Studying at the UiS wasn’t just hard work and research. There were lots of fun activities too, which gave me the opportunity to make new friends and to get to know other cultures. The facilities on campus were also good. The library offers great services. Even if you can’t find the book you want, it will not take long to order and receive it. I appreciated the Career Days, during which you meet representatives from a lot of companies and get job opportunities without struggling. They were a great help – that’s how I got my own job.

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Environmental Technology 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme This programme aims to provide motivated students with the knowledge and skills required to become responsible water managers and engineers. It incorporates two streams of specialisation: - Offshore Environmental Engineering - Water Science and Technology. The main aim of the offshore environmental engineering specialisation is to combine subjects in offshore oil and gas exploration, operation and maintenance, production technologies and environmental management. The programme suits students interested in practical, technological and administrative techniques for sound environmental management in the offshore industry.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master of Science in Environmental Technology qualifies for positions in governmental and private research institutions, public and private environmental management and technical consultancies, and as environmental engineers in industry. The programme also qualifies graduates for admission to the PhD programme in Offshore Technology offered at the UiS. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in engineering and at least 30 ECTS (equivalent to a total workload of 50% of an academic year) in mathematics/statistics.

The specialisation in water science and technology is focused on aquatic chemistry and ecology, and technologies for water and waste-water treatment. It seeks to provide students with fundamental and advanced insights into aquatic chemistry, environmental biotechnology and water process engineering. CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: environmental@uis.no

LEARNING OUTCOMES After completing the programme, graduates can participate in technical and scientific projects on the water environment and pollution. That includes management, planning, execution and final reporting and/or publishing. Graduates will be able to evaluate and analyse environmental conditions in water and suggest actions to improve conditions.

Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/environmentalmaster

Valeri A. Razafimanantsoa, Madagascar - Master of Science in Environmental Technology Happiness, success and progress – these three words can summarise what I have experienced at the UiS. Meeting people from all over the world was just a wonderful experience, in terms of culture, food and friendship. The studies themselves are a combination of theory and practice, covering all aspects of environmental problems and their solutions. And the state-of-the-art nature of this MSc programme is all the knowledgeable lecturers. I think the UiS has a lot to offer international students.

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Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme Mathematics and Physics form the basis for all technical and scientific research. These two subjects are an indispensable prerequisite for technological developments in modern society. The Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a master’s programme focused primarily on mathematical and physical modelling. LEARNING OUTCOMES The main learning outcome of the programme is advanced knowledge about the modelling of mathematical and physical systems. Furthermore, the student should be able to demonstrate an ability to synthesise appropriate mathematical concepts and methods in order to analyse and solve relevant problems. Having completed the programme, the student should: - know about and be able to use advanced mathematical methods and theories related to different mathematical and physical problems

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Given the learning outcomes listed above, the MSc in Mathematics and Physics will provide a general basis for a significant degree of freedom over a future professional career. The programme gives the candidate a versatile and solid platform for handling new and specialised areas. Combined with the training in approaching and solving problems in an analytical and systematic way, this provides a background useful for research, education, administration, supervision, and knowledge- and technology-based industry. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Mathematics and Physics offered at the University of Stavanger. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in mathematics and/or physics.

- have gained insight into specialised areas of physics through mathematical formulation, analysis and modelling - be able to apply tools from mathematical modelling to adjacent areas and to technological problems - be able to carry out, present and document a comprehensive independent piece of work where the terminology and concepts of the subject area are used.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/mathphys

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Department of Petroleum Engineering is at the forefront of petroleum engineering education worldwide. The MSc in Petroleum Engineering is uniquely focused on the specific needs of the upstream petroleum industry. This programme has an international profile and accommodates both Norwegian and foreign students. University degrees in petroleum engineering have been offered by the UiS since 1971. The MSc programme prepares students for careers in the international oil and gas industry and may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Petroleum Engineering offered at the UiS. The MSc Programme in Petroleum Engineering offers the following specialisations: - Natural Gas Engineering - Reservoir Engineering - Well Engineering

Natural Gas Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to handle problems related to the engineering aspects of production, processing and transport of natural gas. That may also include topics related to gas conversion and storage and the economic and legal aspects of industrial and private use of natural gas. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The master’s degree will enable graduates to work in the petroleum exploration and production industry as technology leaders, supervisors and managers.

Reservior Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to design and plan exploitation of oil and gas fields and to analyse and solve different reservoir engineering problems. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry and qualifies for a broad range of positions in reservoir engineering with both operators and service companies.

Well Engineering

LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to design and plan different types of wells and well operations, and to analyse and solve various well problems. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry and qualifies for a broad range of positions in drilling and production with both operators and service companies. It also qualifies for other industries where drilling is carried on, such as mining, underground water and geothermal applications.

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Unegbu Celestine Tobenna, Nigeria - Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Current position: engineer – GE Oil & Gas Norway Studying petroleum engineering (drilling) at the UiS was very fulfilling for me. We had an international class with people from various countries. Think of attending a university closely connected with the industry – we were literally inside it. We even took some courses in various companies. Our field trips were also very interesting: one to the Pyrenees and another to Svalbard, an archipelago in the Arctic, 1 000 kilometres from the North Pole. At the end of my studies, I really must say I couldn’t have asked for more.

Marco A. Céspedes Guzmán, Bolivia - Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering Current position: drilling operations engineer – Statoil ASA I enjoyed the international environment, challenging subjects, close collaboration between university and industry, and especially student life. Even though the MSc programme requires you to spend a lot of time reading and doing assignments, I’ve been able to combine it with enjoying life in Norway: exploring it from Svalbard with its polar bears to Oslo – an amazing city – walking along the great fjords, fishing some salmon, practising new sports such as skiing and curling, and even holding a part-time job. But best of all has been the first-hand experience of Stavanger, the country’s “oil capital”. I’ve always been interested in offshore activities, and this MSc programme gave me the great experience of going offshore in the Norwegian North Sea, one of the harshest environment for drilling in the world, with Norwegian oil company Statoil. If petroleum engineering is your driving force and if you like challenges, this programme may suit you. And, believe me, Norway is not that cold – but don’t try to buy beer in a supermarket after 8 pm!

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering or equivalent with at least 30 ECTS (equivalent to a total workload of 50% of an academic year) in mathematics/statistics.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: ipt.service@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/petmaster

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The Department of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Stavanger established a Master’s programme in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering in 2010. This is uniquely focused on the specific needs of exploration and production in the petroleum industry. LEARNING OUTCOMES A graduate of this programme will be able to solve geoscience problems by integrating different types of surface and subsurface data used in the oil industry and integrating such information with petroleum engineers. In addition, they will be able to formulate strategies and will have the key fundamental knowledge to develop, manage and implement technology in the oil industry.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in petroleum geosciences engineering or a bachelor’s degree in geosciences or engineering with exceptionally high grades, preferably with 30 ECTS in mathematics and/or statistics, and 25 ECTS in geosciences (geology and/or geophysics). No consideration will be given to applicants holding or completing any MSc degree in a related engineering field.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The programme has been developed in close collaboration with the oil industry, and qualifies for a broad range of positions in this business, both at operators and in the service sector. It also qualifies for other positions where the geosciences are applied, such as construction, mining, underground water and environmental geology. A completed master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the UiS. CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: ipt.service@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/geologyengineering

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Dr Alejandro Escalona - Associate Professor, Head of the Petroleum Geosciences section of the Department of Petroleum Engineering The Petroleum Geosciences Engineering programme is a unique combination of geology, geophysics and engineering, where students gain skills in several areas of competence necessary for success in the oil and gas industry today. Additional benefits of the programme include an experienced international faculty with a research focus on the petroleum industry, industry-standard state-of-the-art computer labs and software, field excursions to key geological localities in Europe and access to major oil companies in Stavanger (“oil capital” of Norway), which opens opportunities for summer internships and master’s thesis projects.

Brendan M. Figueira, Trinidad and Tobago - Master of Science in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering Current workplace: Statoil ASA I have never been one to follow the crowd. In 2009, when I graduated with a BSc in Petroleum Geoscience, it was expected that, like 99% of previous Trinbagonian geoscientists, I would go to the UK or the USA to obtain my master’s qualification. But I wanted something different. Fortunately, I heard about the MSc in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering from a professor in the geosciences section at the UiS at a conference in Trinidad. So, around 11 PM in late August 2010, I stepped off a Norwegian flight at Stavanger Sola airport and was greeted with a blast of chill wind in my face. Fortunately, the Norwegian people are the opposite of the weather and I have made some good friends here. The study programme itself is on par with any other geoscience master’s degrees and has prepared me well for a career in the energy industry. I wrote my thesis on an area in Trinidad while being part of the first Imperial Barrel Award (IBA) team from Norway. Overall, I have never regretted my decision to study at the UiS and would urge everyone to apply. Who knows, I may bump into you in the corridor someday?

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

Master of Science in Offshore Technology 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme The University of Stavanger has established a research and educational basis in oil and gas technology that has attracted students not only from Norway, but also from many other parts of the world. The MSc in Offshore Technology incorporates three streams of specialisation: - Industrial Asset Management - Marine and Subsea Technology - Risk Management LEARNING OUTCOMES Programme graduates will have a basic background in mathematical science and basic engineering subjects, and be able to apply this knowledge in an area of specialisation. Since the study programme consists of and rests on general principles and methods, they will also be able to meet and solve challenges on an advanced engineering level outside the area of specialisation and in close cooperation with experts from other fields. In particular, graduates will be qualified to participate in and manage developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore petroleum industry above the seabed. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Graduates will be qualified to participate in developing and implementing new technology, methods and principles for the offshore oil and gas industry and for offshore wind power. They will also be qualified for many attractive positions in traditional industries. This master’s degree may qualify for admission to the PhD programme in Offshore Technology offered at the UiS.

Industrial Asset Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have gained a knowledge of engineering and management of advanced, complex and integrated industrial assets and production facilities/systems. They will be qualified to participate in technology development and management of offshore production facilities in all life cycle phases, such as design, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, modification and removal.

Marine and Subsea Technology

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have a knowledge of systems and operations related to subsea petroleum production and offshore wind power. They will also acquire a thorough knowledge of systems and operations related to installation by combining basic mechanical engineering subjects with marine technology.

Risk Management

LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates will have a knowledge of reliability and risk analysis, quantification of reliability, decision-making approaches and precautionary principles.

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Riad El-Wardani, Australia - Master of Science in Offshore Technology Current workplace: GE Oil and Gas Norway The MSc in Offshore Technology has given me the skills I need in coming up with practical solutions to everyday challenges for the asset management of subsea systems. Working with Statoil on the Statfjord intrafield pipeline system, I have been able to apply the knowledge acquired through my studies and see the direct relevance of what I am learning to the workplace. Lecturers who have been in the industry for more than 20 years or who are still industry-based provide invaluable information on the practical application of what you learn in the classroom. After my first year on the master’s programme, I was promoted by one of my industry-based professors and ended up joining Statoil as a summer student before continuing to work for it part-time during my semesters. Away from the lecture theatres and laboratories, the UiS offers a vibrant student life. Different events are always happening on and around campus, from concerts at the Folken student centre to sports competitions and cultural presentation at the Bokkafé cafe. We even have a student bar. During my time at the UiS, I also took part in the volleyball team and joined regular indoor football sessions at the student sports centre.

Hermanto Ang, Indonesia - Master of Science in Offshore Technology Current workplace: GE Oil and Gas Norway Coming to Norway, especially to the UiS, was one of my best decisions so far. Stavanger is the Norwegian “oil capital”, and offshore technology is the core development of the country’s oil and gas industry. I would say that studying at the UiS enriched me with a roller-coaster feeling. Many dynamics have been involved, from the pressures in class to the excitement offered by Norwegian culture, which is totally new for me. Professional career opportunities are also wide open, since UiS graduates are well recognised by both multinational and national companies operating in the region. I am currently working as a subsea operations engineer for GE Oil and Gas, which I believe will provide me with tonnes of experiences. I am looking forward to seeing you all here and enjoying the best that the UiS and Norway have to offer.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A specialisation in industrial asset management or risk management: a bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline. Specialisation in marine and subsea technology: a bachelor’s degree in mechanical, civil, marine or mechatronics engineering.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: offshoremaster@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/offshoremaster

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Master’s degree programmes 2012-2014

European Master of Art in Migration and Intercultural Relations 120 ECTS

Two-year programme

About the programme In the 21st century, migration processes increasingly contribute to the shaping of societies. The presence of migrants consequently adds emphasis to intercultural relations and communication, which are of key importance for social cohesion. The European Master of Arts in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) responds to this trend by providing a state-of-the-art education in theoretical concepts, empirical methods and trans-disciplinary approaches to migration studies. The EMMIR has been jointly developed by seven institutions: - University of Oldenburg, Germany - University of Stavanger, Norway - University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic - University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia - Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan - Makerere University Kampala, Uganda - Mbarara University of Science & Technology, Uganda. The programme is administered by the University of Oldenburg, and students must commence their studies in Germany. After the first semester, they can decide where they will go on exchange to other partner institutions. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT The Master of Arts in Migration and Intercultural Relations is a twoyear full-time programme with a blended learning approach – in other words, ICT-supported distance learning elements combined with onsite teaching and student and teacher mobility. During the programme, the student must present individual coursework papers, complete an internship and conduct research as the basis for a thesis of 30 ECTS. They must earn credits from a minimum of three of the awarding institutions.

LEARNING OUTCOMES On successful completion of the programme, graduates will have acquired a detailed overview of historical and contemporary migration processes, their structures and their consequences, as well as expert knowledge in specific areas. They will also be able to make critical evaluations of categories of and approaches to migration research, and to apply these in a reflective manner, to define problems and research questions, and to design and conduct research projects independently. In addition, they will acquire competence in teamwork in intercultural and transcultural contexts, and in handling new media and communication technologies. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS A bachelor’s degree in a field related to migration studies, such as social sciences, history, cultural studies, educational sciences, law, economics, development studies or journalism. More information is available at http://www.emmir.org/admission/ requirements/ PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS The Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations qualifies graduates for professional and academic work in the area of migration and in various intercultural contexts. Graduates also qualify for admission to a number of doctoral programmes. They will be awarded a joint degree from all the partner institutions.

Thea Grydeland Ersvik, Norway

CONTACT INFORMATION emmir@uni-oldenburg.de

- European Master of Art in Migration and Intercultural Relations The EMMIR is a unique melting pot. It has introduced me to new places, fabulous people and interesting topics, and taken me on exciting adventures. The EMMIR has thereby allowed me to combine my two favourite interests: traveling and learning about people and cultures.

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Exchange Students The exchange portfolio of the University of Stavanger has been expanding rapidly in recent years, resulting in increased student mobility. The UiS participates in exchange programmes such as Erasmus and Nordplus, and has also established numerous bilateral exchange agreements with partner institutions both in non-European and European countries. Only students enrolled in these partner institutions may apply for an exchange. Visit http://www.uis.no/exchangeapplication/ for an updated list of partner institutions. Exchange students are expected to take a full-time workload of 30 ECTS per semester. The language of instruction in the exchange programme is English. Students from Nordic countries or those who can document proficiency in a Scandinavian language may take subjects in Norwegian.

Exchange student on a study trip. Linda Wallentinsen, the Netherlands - Outdoor Education. Photo: Linda Wallentinsen

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The Faculty of Social Sciences

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

Hotel and Tourism BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester USV150 Hotel Management BHO301 Organisational Communication BRL370 Special Interest Tourism BRL390 Globally Responsible Tourism

Spring semester BHO325 Independent study in hotel and tourism management BHOBAO Bachelor’s thesis in hotel management BRLBAO Bachelor’s thesis in tourism management

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 20 ECTS 20 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester MHR210 Event and Meeting Management MHR185 Organisational Identity and Public Relations MHR220 Tourism - Theory and Phenomenon

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangesv

MASTER’S COURSES Autumn semester MHR180 Research Methodology and Philosophy MHR190 Transformational Leadership in Hospitality and Tourism MHR195 Diversity Management MHR115 Applied Social Sciences Research Methods MHR270 Contemporary Perspectives on Hospitality and Tourism Leadership MHR280 Development and Management of Nature Based Experiences MHR290 Service Management Models

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online.

Amanda Allshouse, USA - Exchange student, The Faculty of Social Science Studying abroad in Norway really was the highlight of my university experience. Especially studying Hotel and Tourism Management, being abroad and learning how people from other countries think and behave broadened my perspective by leagues. The classes I was enrolled in were pretty interesting, and the teachers really knew how to spin the material to generate class discussions that took advantage of the diversity in the classroom. We learned the most, I think, when we got on tangents and began asking questions of our peers and learning how the hospitality industry looked to them in their own country. The understanding I gained of these worldwide perspectives was one of the most valuable aspects I took home from my semester abroad. Even though I had never been to Europe before and definitely didn’t know any of the Norwegian language, I felt extremely welcome by the UiS international student staff and appreciated all the events that the school organized so that we could meet other internationals and Norwegian students. Whether from organized events, spontaneous parties in the dorms, or even just meeting up at the campus bar, Tappetårnet, for a beer, I made lifelong friends and unforgettable memories during my time at UiS.

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The Faculty of Social Sciences

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

Business Administration BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester BØK250 Marketing BØK350 Operations Management

Spring semester BØK375 International Business BØK360 Modelling of Business Processes BØK410 Independent study in business BØKBAO Bachelor’s thesis in business MASTER’S COURSES Autumn semester MØA120 Microeconomic Analysis MØA145 Econometric Analysis

10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 20 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS

MØA225 Multivariate Data Analysis in Business and Marketing MØA370 Valuation

10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester MØA205 Investments MØA280 Empirical Labour Economics MØA350 Environmental and Resource Economics

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangesv

Nursing BACHELOR’S COURSES Autumn semester USVP10 Clinical Practice in Surgical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service 15 ECTS USVP20 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service 15 ECTS USVP30 Clinical Practice in Medical and Surgical Wards 20 ECTS USVP40 Clinical Practice in Community Public Health Service and Medical Wards 20 ECTS USV160 Public Health/Health Promotion/Health Pedagogics 5 ECTS USV170 Elective topic 10 ECTS Spring semester USVP10 Clinical Practice in Surgical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service USVP20 Clinical Practice in Medical Nursing and Community/Public Health Service USVP30 Clinical Practice in Medical and Surgical Wards USVP40 Clinical Practice in Community Public Health Service and Medical Wards

15 ECTS 15 ECTS 20 ECTS 20 ECTS

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The Faculty of Arts and Education

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

Comparative Education BACHELOR’S LEVEL Spring semester EIS100 Introduction to Norwegian Language and Culture EIS110 Inclusive Education EIS120 Music Crossing Borders I EIS150 Migration and Intercultural Relations EIS155 Drama in Early Childhood Education EIS170 Extension module: School Experience

3 ECTS 5 ECTS 6 ECTS 6 ECTS 6 ECTS 10 ECTS

15 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

Outdoor Education BACHELOR’S LEVEL Spring semester UDR102 Outdoors in the Wintertime UDR103 Outdoor Life in the School’s Local Environment UDR100 Outdoor Life: Forest, High Mountains, Lake and River, Springtime UDR101 Outdoor Life: Coast

English Language, Literature and Culture BACHELOR’S LEVEL Autumn semester ENG100 Introduction to the English Language ENG105 British Literature ENG165 An Introduction to the United States of America ENG250 Specialisation in English language and literatures Spring semester ENG130 “Other Voices” – Global English Literature ENG140 The Sounds of English (Phonetics) ENG180 Uses of English with Didactics ENG350 Specialisation in English with a bachelor’s thesis

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 20 ECTS

Literacy Studies MASTER’S LEVEL Autumn semester MLI320 Literacy from a Developmental Perspective MLI310 Writing Systems: from Hieroglyphs to SMS MLI300 Texts and Readers Spring semester MLI330 Reading Historical Texts: Contexts and Conventions MLI340 Reading Literary Texts: Theoretical Approaches MLI350 History of Written English MLI360 The Linguistics of Writing MLI370 Scribes and Manuscripts MLI380 Second Language Literacy Development MLI390 Integrated Perspectives on Literacy and Written Language Skills

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS 30 ECTS

Music EXAMPLES OF COURSES Music Performance Course – Classical/Jazz Chamber Music – Accompaniment Chamber Music – General Jazz Improvisation Supplementary Instrument Composition and Arrangement

COMPARATIVE EDUCATION: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about the programme: comped@uis.no Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/ces

OUTDOOR EDUCATION, ENGLISH LANGUAGE, LITTERATURE AND CULTURE, LITERACY STUDIES: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangehf

MUSIC: Please contact the Department of Music and Dance for details about exchange opportunities CONTACT INFORMATION music-dance@uis.no

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

All exchange courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology are at the master’s level, with the exception of the courses marked with *.

Computer Science Autumn semester STA 510 Statistical Modelling and Simulation MID 270 Semantic Technology and Integrated Services DAT 500 Integrated Data-Intensive Services Semantic DAT 510 Security and Vulnerability in Networks MID 260 Wireless Communications ELE 510 Image Processing with Robot Vision DAT 530 Discrete Simulation and Performance Analysis

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester DAT 600 Algorithm theory DAT 520 Distributed Systems MOD 190 Reliability Analysis ELE 520 Pattern Recognition DATMAS Master’s thesis

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 30 ECTS

Natural Science and Mathematics

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratory-based teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangetn

Autumn semester MBI 110 Biophysical Chemistry MOT 290 Bioinformatics MET 100 Water Chemistry MOT 380 Biotechnology Methods ÅMA 190 Numerical Mathematics STA 500 Introduction to Statistics and Probability 2 ÅMA 150 Mathematical Modelling 1 MET 150 Natural Water Systems MET 160 Environmental Microbiology MET 110 Methods in Water Sciences and Technology STA 510 Statistical Modelling and Simulation MET 170 Environmental Process Analysis MET 220 Aquatic Ecotoxicology

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester ÅMA 250 Mathematical Modelling 2 MET 190 Water Technology and Membranes MET 250 Advanced Organic Chemistry MET 180 Wastewater Treatment MBI 140 Protein Biochemistry MOT 350 Food Microbiology MET 230 Separation Technology MPT 130 Fluid Dynamics

5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 15 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS

CONTACT INFORMATION exchange-hf@uis.no Updated and further information is available on: www.uis.no/languages

Mechanical and Civil Engineering Autumn semester MOS 200 Applied Risk Analysis – Offshore MOS 230 Technical Safety MOS 210 Risk Analysis and Management MOK 120 Offshore Field Development MOM 470 Human Factors Engineering, Technology and Organisational Issues MOM 400 Industrial Services MIN 100 Investment Analysis MIN 110 Project Management 1 MOK 160 Pipelines and Risers

10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

MOM 220 Process Plants for Crude Oil and Natural Gas MOM 490 Marine Operations MOM 140 Mechanical Vibrations MOM 250 Structural Reliability MOM 450 Subsea Technology MOK 110 Structural Integrity MOM180 Finite Element Methods, advanced course MOM170 Finite Element Methods, advanced course part 1 MOM360 Computer Aided Engineering MET 270 Introduction to Statistics and Probability *BIM 310 Welding and Joining Processes *BIB 320 Production Engineering *BIM 130 Mechanical Rotating Machines MOK 180 Advanced Reinforced Concrete Structures MOM 300 Engineering Thermodynamics B MKO 180 Gas Turbine Engineering

5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS

Spring semester MOS 190 Reliability Analysis MOM 460 Operations and Maintenance Management MOM 350 Condition Monitoring and Management MOM 430 Heat Transfer and CFD MOM130 Mechanics of Solids, advanced course MOM 480 Marine Technology and Design MPT 130 Fluid Dynamics

10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS

Autumn semester MOS 200 Applied Risk Analysis – Offshore MIN 100 Investment Analysis MIN 110 Project Management 1 MOS 210 Risk Analysis and Risk Management MOS 230 Technical Safety MBU 140 Urban Development Project 1 MBU 150 Urban Development Project 2 MBU 120 Norwegian Wood 2 MBU 100 Urban Open Spaces 2 MBU 110 Extended studio work *BIB 490 Norwegian Wood *BIB 410 Urban Open Spaces *BIB 540 Extended studio work *BIB 650 Urban Development Project 1 *BIB660 Urban Development Project 2

10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

Spring semester MOS 190 Reliability Analysis MBU 120 Norwegian Wood 2 MBU 110 Extended studio work MTS 210 Regional Urbanising MBU 140 Urban Development Project 1 MBU 150 Urban Development Project 2 *BIB 490 Norwegian Wood *BIB 410 Urban Open Spaces *BIB 540 Extended studio work *BIB 650 Urban Development Project 1 *BIB660 Urban Development Project 2

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratory-based teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangetn

Industrial Economics, Risk Management and Planning

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The Faculty of Science and Technology

COURSES FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS 2012-2013

Petroleum Engineering Autumn semester MPG 170 Geostatistics MPE 750 Reservoir Simulation MPE 530 Advanced Multiphase Flow in Pipes MPE 740 Process Simulation MPE 710 Advanced Well Technology MPE 720 Completion and Intervention MPE 730 Production Well Operation and Industrial Projects MPE 760 Formulation Evaluation and Well Testing MPE 220 Rock Mechanics MPE 600 Natural Gas Production MPE 230 Gas Utilisation, Properties and Quality Specifications MPE 580 Petroleum Resource Management *GEO 110 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy *GEO 210 Structural Geology *GEO 220 Basic Subsurface Interpretation Methods *GEO 270 Advanced Geoscience Seminar *GEO 260 Geoscience Seminar Spring semester MPE 630 Decision Analysis 1 *GEO 100 Geology *GEO 280 Structural and Sedimentological Field Exercises

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 5 ECTS 5 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

10 ECTS 10 ECTS 10 ECTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Applicants must have a relevant academic background and be enrolled in a partner institution which has an exchange agreement with the UiS. Only candidates holding a bachelor’s degree may apply for courses at master’s level. Admission to subjects with laboratory-based teaching depends on laboratory capacity. Admission requirements can be found online. CONTACT INFORMATION tnexchange@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/exchangetn

Ronny Dressel, Germany - Exchange student, Faculty of Science and Technology Current position: technical manager for engineering and design of pressure reduction equipment at RMG by Honeywell. I chose to do an exchange programme in Norway because of its well-developed oil and gas industry. I study petroleum engineering, specialising in natural gas transmission, and the fact that the UiS offered a wide range of courses in this academic field determined my choice of destination. I was especially interested in offshore pipeline systems, risers and gas transmission equipment such as compressors and offshore installations, and the UiS, which is closely connected to the local industry, proved an excellent place for exploring these topics. When I arrived at UiS, I got a good overall impression – the dormitories were clean and of good quality, the International Office assisted us in a professional manner. The lectures were practically oriented. One thing that surprised me was that written exams lasted for at least three hours. Apart from the daily routine at the university, I took part in a lot of extracurricular activities. I joined the Society of Petroleum Engineers Student Chapter, which gave me the opportunity to attend a variety of events organised by the local oil and gas industry. By joining the university handball team, I met a lot of Norwegian students. I also made friends with people from all over the world. The Erasmus student group was quite large and always ready to have fun. In my spare time, I travelled around in Norway and enjoyed its mountain peaks, picturesque fjords and magnificent scenery.

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Norwegian Language and Culture programme 60 ECTS

One-year programme

The aim of the programme is to provide an introduction to the Norwegian language, culture and society, and to prepare students for further studies in Norway. Over one year, students obtain the language qualifications necessary to study in Norwegian at university level. Norwegian Language and Culture is an intensive full-time programme which requires a lot of commitment and individual work. Attendance at lectures is obligatory and studies cannot be combined with full-time work. The programme commences in August. TARGET GROUP The programme is targeted at beginners with no prior knowledge of the Norwegian language. It is designed for students planning to study at the UiS at bachelor’s or master’s level. Applicants are prioritised in the following manner: 1. applicants who intend to continue their studies in a Norwegiantaught degree programme at the UiS 2. applicants without an academic degree 3. applicants who reside in Norway and who have little or no use for the education acquired in their home country 4. applicants with no prior knowledge of the Norwegian language.

LEARNING OUTCOMES The overall aim is to bring the student up to the linguistic level necessary to take a degree programme in Norwegian at a university college or university in Norway. In order to achieve this, the student must: - obtain proficiency in Norwegian, both written and oral - gain insight into Norwegian language and culture - become familiar with the Norwegian higher education system. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students are expected to fulfil the general admission requirements in order to secure admission to this programme. For more information about admission requirements and English language qualifications, visit www.uis.no/norlanguage.

Shortlisted applicants are selected on the basis of their grade point average.

CONTACT INFORMATION Questions about admission: admissions@uis.no Further information: www.uis.no/norlanguage

Lina Kuzmicheva, Russia - Norwegian Language and Culture programme The best thing is to feel how you emerge into the language and suddenly everything people around you say makes more sense. Keep in mind that the effectiveness of the programme depends a lot on your personal effort and on the time you are willing to invest, both inside and outside the classroom.

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PhD programmes Research training at the UiS equals a workload of three years, and is available for candidates who have completed a master’s degree. It comprises courses, independent research in active collaboration with the academic adviser and other researchers, participation in active national and international research environments, a doctoral thesis, a trial lecture and a defence of the thesis. PhD degrees are granted in all the areas of research covered by the 11 PhD programmes. There is no deadline for applications to the doctoral programmes. Applicants are admitted throughout the year. Further requirements, information, guidelines and application forms can be found at www.uis.no/phdprogrammes In order to be admitted to one of the UiS PhD programmes, funding must be secured in advance or applied for together with the application for admission. Candidates may apply for scholarships from external sources of funding, such as the Research Council of Norway or relevant commercial or industrial companies.

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES – PHD www.uis.no/phdprogrammes Biological Chemistry Educational Sciences Information Technology Literacy Studies Management, Economics and Tourism Mathematics and Physics Medicine and Health Offshore Engineering Petroleum Engineering Risk Management and Societal Safety

The most common source of funding is a research fellow position at the UiS. These are advertised under “Job vacancies” at www.uis.no.

Sociology, Social Work and Culture & Society

Research: The University of Stavanger conducts advanced research both in its faculties and at a number of research centres. NATIONAL COMPETENCE CENTRES • Centre for Behavioural Research • National Centre for Reading Education and Research CENTRES AT UIS OR ASSOCIATED TO UIS • CIAM - Centre for Industrial Asset Management • CIR - Centre for Innovation Research • CORE - Centre for Organelle Research • Centre for Entrepreneurial Activities • COREC - Centre for Oil Recovery • NORCOWE - Norwegian Centre for Offshore Wind Energy • CenSe - Centre for Sustainable Energy • SBBU - Centre for Drilling and Wells for Improved Recovery • SEROS - Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety RESEARCH INSTITUTE (OWNED 50% BY THE UIS) • IRIS - International Research Institute of Stavanger RESEARCH FACILITIES • SAFER - Stavanger Acute Medicine Foundation for Education and Research

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Practical information

The academic year The academic year at the UiS runs from mid- August to mid-June. It is divided into two semesters (autumn and spring).

Admission and applications Application deadlines vary in accordance with the programme concerned. Exchange students: 1 May for the autumn semester and 1 November for the spring semester. (1 April and 1 October for students in Social Work and Nursing). International master’s programmes 30 November for programmes commencing in August of the following academic year. Norwegian Language and Culture programme 30 November for programme commencing in August of the following academic year.

QUOTA SCHEME The UiS offers a limited number of scholarships through the Quota Scheme to students from developing countries and countries in eastern Europe, the western Balkans and central Asia. Only students from partner institutions may apply. For more information, please check www.uis.no/quota. COST OF LIVING All applicants should be able to document financial means equivalent to full funding by the Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund at the current rate. For the 2012-2013 academic year, this amounts to NOK 92 500. Only half that amount is required for those planning to study for a single semester. This amount does not include travel expenses to and from Norway, but should cover all living costs while in the country.

Language requirements All applicants must document their knowledge of English with sufficient scores in one of the following tests:

Applications are submitted online at www.uis.no/admission. After initial screening, qualified applicants are asked to send the required documentation to the International Office.

- Test of English as a Foreign Language (ETS TOEFL®) with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based). For more information, see www.ets.org/. ETS scores are valid for two years after the test date. The test report must be valid at the time the electronic application is submitted.

International students who already live in Norway and speak Norwegian fluently can apply via the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (Samordna Opptak) before 1 March for the academic year commencing the following August.

- International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), with a minimum total score of 6.0. For more information, see www.ielts.org/. IELTS test scores are valid for two years after the test date. The test report must be valid at the time the electronic application is submitted.

Costs and scholarships

- University of Cambridge exams: - Certificate in Advanced English - Certificate of Proficiency in English

TUITION FEE Norwegian universities do not charge tuition fees. However, all students must pay a semester fee of about NOK 700 per semester. SCHOLARSHIPS No scholarships are available for students on the Norwegian Language and Culture programme and the undergraduate degree programmes.

Exchange students are not required to submit a test report, but they need a good command of English. For information about exemption from language testing for other student categories, visit www.uis.no/admission.

Scholarships for the international master’s programmes are earmarked for applicants from institutions which have formal collaboration agreements with UiS. For more information about scholarships, visit www.uis.no/admission.

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Limbo dance contest during the Orientation Week. Photo: International Office

Orientation week

Accommodation

The orientation week is obligatory for all new international students. It provides them with an introduction to life in Norway and at the UiS. The orientation week is a combination of social events and sessions at which students receive practical information. The range of topics stretches from the academic programme (registration, exams, tutorials, etc) to residence permits, banks, the city, the region, the health system, and so forth.

The cost of student accommodation varies from about NOK 3 300 to NOK 4 500 per month. Rooms are modestly furnished. For information on student housing, visit www.uis.no/student_life, or the Student Welfare Organisation (SiS) at www.sis.uis.no. At present, the UiS is unable to guarantee accommodation for all international students.

For more information about the orientation week and arrival days, please visit www.uis.no/student_life/orientation_programme/

Norwegian language course

Residence permit

The UiS arranges an introductory course in Norwegian for international students. This is held in the evenings and is free of charge. No academic credits are awarded for this course.

Students from countries not in the European Union or the European Economic Area need a residence permit in order to stay in Norway. Prospective students are advised to contact the nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate for information on procedures immediately after receiving their letter of admission. Visit www.udi.no for further information.

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Photo: Tor Brekke

Photo: Tor Brekke

Photo: Tor Brekke

Photo:Elisabeth Tønnessen/UiS

The Faculty of Arts and Education Phone: +47 51 83 34 00 Fax: +47 51 83 34 50

UiS International Office: www.uis.no/international

The Faculty of Social Sciences Phone: +47 51 83 15 00 Fax: +47 51 83 15 50

The Faculty of Science and Technology Phone: +47 51 83 17 00 Fax: +47 51 83 17 50


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