MEK4450 – Offshore Technology

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

The course will give an introduction to selected topics within offshore technology with emphasis on subsea technology. The course will give an overview of standards and rules in subsea development and include practical challenges in flow assurance, subsea processing, well and drilling, marine operations the industry are facing today. The course will also give a description of future trends in oil and gas field developments and an overview of what competences in mechanics the subsea industry needs to solve their complex challenges. The course lectures consist of independent modules given by industry partners located nearby UiO; Equinor, DNV-GL, Kværner, FMC, IFE and GE.

Learning outcome

The course presents relevant background both theoretical and through analytical computations and practical lab demonstrations how one study and solve complex realistic problems. In the end of the course there is a written project where one solves such problems.

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.


On average 4 hours of lectures/exercises per week.

The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer, all students at the first lecture and other involved parties agree to it.

Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.


Project assignment which counts 50 % towards the final grade. Final oral exam which counts 50 % towards the final grade.

When writing a project assignment make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules for use of sources and citations. Breach of these rules may lead to suspicion of attempted cheating.

Examination support material

Projekt assignment: All examination support material is allowed.

Oral examination: A presentation program, e.g. Beamer (LaTeX) or PowerPoint

Language of examination

Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 22, 2021 1:33:59 AM

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