The cyber engineer establishes and maintains the ability of military units to use information and communication technology under all conditions. She is a robust soldier with a good understanding of the tactical situation and general context the operation is taking place in. The engineer makes good assessments and decisions that result in efficient utilisation of technology to achieve operative goals.
A cyber engineer can serve in all defence branches and environments. The cyber engineer is capable of establishing good relations, communicating and cooperating with personnel from both their own and other disciplines, as well as across nationalities.
The study programme at the Norwegian Defence University College of Engineering - Telematics follows the framework plan for engineering education established by the Ministry of Education and Research (KD) in 2011.
Some courses are taught by lecturers/teachers from NTNU Gjøvik, and the courses this applies to are apparent from the applicable course descriptions. For the 2018-2019 school year, these courses will follow FHS’s/CIS’s course descriptions and the regulations relating to admission, studies and examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College.
Study modesFull time
Application date15. April 2020
Expected learning outcome
After completing the study, the candidate has
- broad knowledge that provides a comprehensive system perspective of the engineering discipline related to the cyber domain and the role as cyber engineer. The candidate has knowledge of electromagnetism and signal processing and has broad knowledge of electrical components, circuits and systems. The candidate has knowledge of problem solving, software development and the principles for constructing computer systems and networks. The candidate has broad knowledge of data and telecommunications, information security and military operations in the cyber domain.
- basic knowledge in mathematics, natural sciences – including electromagnetism – and relevant social and economic sciences and on how these may be integrated in electrotechnical problem solving.
- the ability to independently update knowledge in the discipline, both through gathering information and contact with relevant units in the Norwegian Armed Forces, expert communities and practice.
- knowledge of the history and development of technology with emphasis on information and communication technology, the cyber engineer’s role in the Norwegian Armed Forces and in society, and consequences of the development and application of technology.
- knowledge of research and development work in their field as well as relevant methods and ways of working within the electrical and information technology discipline in the role as a cyber engineer.
After completing the study, the candidate has/can
- apply skills and relevant results from research and development work to resolve theoretical, technical and practical issues within the electrical and information technology discipline and justify their choices.
- digital engineering expertise, can work in relevant laboratories and masters measuring methods, troubleshooting methodology, the use of relevant instruments and software as a basis for targeted and innovative work as a cyber engineer.
- identify, plan, coordinate and implement configuration, installation, operation, defence of networks and information infrastructure, engineering projects, trials and experiments, both independently and in teams.
- find, assess, use and refer to information and literature and present this such that it sheds light on a problem.
- can carry out development, quality assurance and realisation of sustainable products, systems and solutions, to the benefit of the Norwegian Armed Forces and society. The candidate can also contribute to new ways of thinking, and innovative and effective solutions, also when in stressful situations and with inadequate resources.
After completing the study, the candidate has/can
- exercise their profession within a military infrastructure where special requirements apply, such as defensibility, availability, reliability, physical robustness and mobility. The candidate understands how the profession is exercised appropriately in relation to people and different cultures. The candidate has fundamental insight into the environmental, health, social and economic consequences of exercising the profession and can place these in an ethical and life-cycle perspective.
- reflect on his/her own professional conduct as a cyber engineer in both teams and in an interdisciplinary context, and can adapt his/her own professional conduct to the work situation at hand. The candidate is aware of his/her ethical and conduct-related responsibility when handling classified information.
- communicate electrotechnical and information technology expertise to different target groups both within and outside of the Norwegian Armed Forces, in writing and orally in Norwegian and English, and can contribute to highlighting the importance, consequence and operational impact of this technology.
- contribute to the development of good practices by taking part in technical discussions within a cyber engineer’s field and share his/her knowledge and experience with others.
Organisation and work methods
Varied teaching and work forms are used in the study. Common to most courses are lectures, group work, compulsory papers and practice.
Work, learning and assessment forms
The study uses different assessment forms, both traditional, such as written and oral examinations, and also assessments in connection with practice arenas. Approved compulsory work requirements are a prerequisite to taking examinations in all courses that have compulsory work requirements. Scope, number and form vary from course to course.
Grading in engineering courses
The study follows the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College. Average grades (final grades in each individual course) are assigned as letters, A (best) - F (fail). The determination of the average grade is based on a percentage distribution of sub-evaluations as described under “assessment forms” in the individual course description. See the same regulations for a description of each grade.
Pursuant to the Copyright Act, it is not permitted to present the work of others as one’s own (plagiarism), including also a lack of references and/or clear labelling of citations. This is considered cheating. Refer to the Copyright Act, Ministry of Education and Research circular F005-06,
Regulations relating to the Special Appeals Committee for Universities and University Colleges in Norway, the Public Administration Act, the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, and the Norwegian Defence University College’s own exam regulations. In addition, plagiarism is a violation of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ values, respect, responsibility and courage. A written warning is given if plagiarism is discovered. In the event of recurrences, a school board meeting will be held.
Evaluation and quality assurance
A written and oral evaluation is held after the completed course and semester as a part of NDUC’s quality assurance system.
Grading and examination arrangements are carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College.
NDUC/CIS is subject to the provisions of the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges with the exceptions apparent from the regulations relating to partial inclusion of the Norwegian Defence University Colleges under the act of 1 April 2005 no. 15 relating to Universities and University Colleges. The latter states that the school is subject to military command, disciplinary authority and rules for admission to and appointment from military schools. The study at CIS is further subject to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College.
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