Bachelor’s degree in engineering, specialisation in telematics

Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Credits: 
180
Duration: 
6 semesters
Year: 
2021
Information

The study model describes which courses are completed in the various semesters. In those cases where courses are taken over several semesters, the distribution of credits is intended as a guide to the study load in the various semesters. Credits in a course are only awarded when the entire course has been completed.

The study model and course descriptions are subject to change.

Courses and course composition in engineering programme

The courses are grouped in so-called course groups in accordance with the framework plan for engineering education.

In the course group “Basic engineering", basic mathematics is central. In addition, there is a course that introduces students to the professional practice and work methods of a cyber engineer, and a course that focuses on systems thinking and interdisciplinary engineering

Programme courses” is the group of courses that form a good foundation for the subsequent courses in the study. The courses here are “Electrical Engineering”, “Physics”, “Chemistry”, “Statistics and economics” and “Mathematical methods 2”.

Technical specialisation courses” is the third course group and ensures specialisation in the degree, but core subjects are also included here. The course group consists mainly of advanced courses at the bachelor level, with the exception of programming and information security, which are introductory courses. Examples are: “Operating systems”, “Data communications”, “Signal processing” and “Telecommunications”. At the end of the study, there is the bachelor’s thesis.

Optional courses” give students the opportunity to choose both breadth, depth and specialisation. Here one chooses one of two specialisations in a technical discipline, “Military ICT-systems” or “Cyberoperations”. The last courses in this group (compulsory courses) are “Role and communication” and “Cyberpower”, which are very important courses with regard to future military professional practice.

Introduction

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 2018.

Some courses are taught by lecturers/teachers from NTNU Gjøvik, and the courses this applies to are apparent from the applicable course descriptions. These courses will follow FHS’s/CISK’s course descriptions and the regulations relating to admission, studies and examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Learning outcome

 

Knowledge

After completing the study, the candidate has/can

  • broad knowledge that provides a holistic system perspective on the engineering subject, with specialization in electrical engineering. The candidate has knowledge of electric and magnetic fields, electrical components, circuits and systems. The candidate has knowledge of software development, as well as principles for structure and architecture for computer systems and networks. The candidate has knowledge of information and communication technology and cyber operations in a military context
  • 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.
  • knowledge of the history and development of technology with emphasis on electrical, information and communication technology, the role of the cyber engineer in the Armed Forces and in society, management of military Communication and Information Systems (CIS) support and cyber operations, cyber power and consequences of technology development and application
  • knowledge of research and development work within his / her subject area, as well as relevant methods and working methods within the electrical, information and communication technology subject.
  • update his knowledge within the field, both through information gathering and contact with relevant departments in the Armed Forces, professional environments and practice. 

Skills

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.
  • apply subject-relevant software, has broad engineering digital expertise and basic, relevant programming skills.
  • work in relevant laboratories and handle measurement methods, troubleshooting methodology, instruments, as well as other relevant methods and tools as a basis for targeted and innovative work.
  • find, plan, coordinate and carry out configuration, installation, operation, defense of networks and information infrastructure, and other engineering projects 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. 

General competence

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.
  • identify security, vulnerability, privacy and data security aspects in products and systems that use ICT.
  • 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.
  • reflect on, and develop, own professional practice as a cyber engineer and leader in teams and in a interdisciplinary context, as well as adapting one's own professional practice to the current work situation. The candidate is conscious of their ethical and attitudinal responsibilities when handling highly graded information. 
  • contribute to the development of good practice by participating in professional discussions within the subject area and share their knowledge and experiences with others.
Content structure

Varied teaching and work forms are used in the study. Common to most courses are lectures, group work, compulsory papers and practice.

Work-, learn- and assessment methods

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.

Plagiarism

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 F-05-06,
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

A written and oral evaluation is held after the completed course and semester as a part of NDUC’s quality assurance system.

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

National regulations

NDUC/CISK 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 CISK is further subject to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations at the Norwegian Defence University College.

Person in charge: 
Geir Arne Bunde
Oddbjørn Pedersen
Authors: 
Geir Arne Bunde
Dag Kjønø
Oddbjørn Pedersen