Study plan - Bachelor's programme in Automation and Robotics for students with vocational training

Autumn 2021

Learning outcomes

A candidate who has completed the 3-year bachelor's degree in electrical engineering should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

 

Knowledge:

The candidate:

  • has broad knowledge that provides a holistic system perspective on the field of engineering, especially in the field of electrical engineering. The candidate has knowledge of electrical and magnetic fields, broad knowledge of electrical components, circuits and systems.
  • has basic knowledge in the field of mathematics, natural science including electromagnetism and relevant social- and economic sciences and how these can be integrated into the field of electro technical solutions.
  • has knowledge of the historical development of technology and especially on electro technology, the engineer's role in society and the consequences of the development and the usage of this technology.
  • knows the research and development in his field, as well as relevant methods and ways of working in the electric technology.
  • can update his knowledge in the field, through gathering of information and contact with experts and practice.

 

Skills:

The candidate:

  • can apply knowledge and relevant results from research and development to solve theoretical, technical and practical problems in the field of electro technology and can justify his choice.
  • knows digital solutions in the field of engineering, can work in relevant laboratories and can master measurement methods, troubleshooting methodology, the use of relevant instruments and software, as a basis for targeted and innovative work.
  • can identify, plan and implement the projects of technical engineering, tasks, tests and experiments, independently and in teams.
  • can find, evaluate, use and refer to information and technical material and present it so that it highlights a problem.
  • can contribute new ideas, innovation, quality management and entrepreneurship through the development and implementation of sustainable and socially beneficial products, systems and / or solutions.

General competence:

The candidate:

  • knows in connection with product and solutions the consequences on environment, health, society and economics in the field, remarking ethical and lifetime perspectives.
  • can communicate knowledge related to electro technology to various audiences both in writing and orally in Norwegian and English and can help to demonstrate the technology's importance and consequences.
  • can reflect on her/his professional practice, as well as a team member and in an interdisciplinary context, adapting the results to the current work.
  • can contribute to the development of professional work through participation in professional discussions in the field and share her/his knowledge and experiences with others.

 

Content

This is a three-year full time study leading to a bachelor's degree.

Teaching

The teaching methods vary, with lectures, solving exercises in groups, and problem-based learning being the most common. In addition to individual reading, group work is the primary form of study for the students. The workload in a course is measured in credits. One year full-time is normally 60 credits. Most courses are 10 credits. The courses run over one or two semesters. In the full-time study, a minimum of 40 hours of productive work each week during the study is required. Some students will need more time.

Information and communication technology is integrated into teaching and computer-based support systems are key tools in the scientific and educational work.

Practical training: The study includes no compulsory practice.

 

R&D base: A research-based, analytical approach to the courses dominates the teaching in the program. This means that the teaching shall reflect a research approach to problems and technical topics. Lecturers that conduct research shall impart his/her knowledge to the students in topics, use of theory and research methods. They shall also guide students working with their bachelor thesis. The students will learn to apply relevant research literature and use research-based knowledge in their academic work.

 

Practical information about the study:

Course content follows the National Curriculum provided by the Ministry of Education and Research. The three-year study is divided into six semesters, each of 30 credits (ECTS), totally 180 credits. The programme includes academic diversity of courses ranging from 10 to 20 credits. After three years (180 credits) the candidate obtains the Bachelor of Engineering degree. In the 5th semester there is an opportunity to select blocks of elective courses. In some of these courses prerequisites are necessary, whenever education is arranged so that the topics are based on each other during study.

 

The program for students with vocational training is a professional and pedagogically adapted program that is based on the student's background. The teaching is linked to the requirements for the electrical engineer. Two technical sciences courses in the first year will compensate lacks in mathematics and physics as well as language skills. Norwegian and English will be included in Introduction to engineering experience and working methods.

 

The study is headed by a Head of department and each subject has its lecturer with academic responsibility. In some subjects there are allocated student assistants. In each grade level, students choose two representatives to interact directly with the Head of Department. In addition, two selected reference persons per. subject interact with the lecturer.

 

The teaching methods vary, with lectures, solving exercises in groups, and problem-based learning being the most common. In addition to individual reading, group work is the primary form of study for the students. The workload in a course is measured in credits. One year full-time is normally 60 credits. Most courses are 10 credits. The courses run over one or two semesters. In a full-time study, a minimum of 40 hours of productive work each week during the study is required. Some students will need to use more time.

 

Information and communication technology is integrated into teaching and computer-based support systems are key tools in the scientific and educational work.

 

Teaching takes place primarily between the hours of 8:15 and 16:00, teaching in the afternoon may occur. HSH and the University of Stavanger cooperate about this program. Certain courses will be offered from UiS (with for example streamed lectures and laboratory exercises that are concentrated on the whole days).

 

Assessment

In the program there are several different types of assessment in the different courses. The assessment in one course can for example be in the form of a written exam, portfolio assessment, verbal exam, project or a home exam. A course can have one assessment or a combination of several such as for example written exam and a portfolio assessment. In many of the courses there is compulsory work. This is tasks that does not count to the grade, but must be approved for the student to be able to take the exam in the course.

 

Information about the assessments is stated in the course description and is presented by each course coordinator at start of the semester. For more information see Regulations governing studies and exams at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences at the HVL-webpage.

 

Internationalization

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