ING1501 The cyber engineer’s profession

Course code: 
ING1501
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Cyberingeniørens profesjon
Program of study: 
Bachelor i ingeniørfag, studieretning telematikk
Credits: 
7,5
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Teaching semester: 
2021 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2021 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Norwegian
Person in charge: 
Geir Arne Bunde
Course content

The course shall provide the students with basic knowledge of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ activities and appropriate work methods to complete the study.
The students are given an introduction to the military profession and the role of leader and engineer. Emphasis is on topics that contextualise engineering science for the military force and the military engineering profession. The latter is the most central theme in the subject, along with academic writing.

Course topics
Norwegian Armed Forces
• The Norwegian Armed Forces’ role and the Norwegian Armed Forces as a workplace

The cyber engineer
• The cyber officer/specialist in a historical context and in a future-oriented perspective

Methods and work practices
• Participation in military exercise
• Study techniques, writing techniques and communication techniques
• Introduction to scientific method, research, project work and CDE activities
• Introduction to technical laboratory work methods
• Introduction to innovation

Attitude
• Society's expectations of the cyber engineer

Special conditions related to the assessment
Adjusting oral examination is only carried out if there is an approved submission of the semester assignment. Justification and assessment of the semester assignment and adjusting oral, as well as the overall grade are given within one week after the adjusting oral exam has been completed. Any appeal censorship will only be on the semester assignment. If a new examination of this deviates from the ordinary one, a new adjusting oral exam is performed. Any resit entails a new submission of the semester assignment, as well as a new adjusting oral exam.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• describe the Norwegian Armed Forces’ tasks and organisation, including also on force production for the cyber engineer's field
• explain about the military engineering profession within one's own field, including also about role and responsibility
• describe the rationale and principles for the development and application of information and communication technology in military operations
• describe project and scientific method, and be able to relate these to research and development work in the Norwegian Armed Forces
• give a brief account of the history, current situation and future features of defense technology
• explain about how the threat picture, societal and technological development, creates opportunities, challenges and needs in the Armed Forces
• briefly describe the exercise of military power, including on cyber power

Skills
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• find academic issues, discuss these, document, protect and present their work orally and in writing

General competence
After completion of the course, the cadet is able to:
• explain ethical, economic and social challenges connected to military activities
• facilitate own studies in a targeted and efficient manner
• reflect on society's expectations of the cyber engineer
• reflect on one's own development within the military engineering profession and future contributions to one's own field
• reflect on learning and can compare own experiences to recognised knowledge.

Working and learning activities

Lectures, military exercise, seminars, presentation and process writing.

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.

Curriculum

Busch, T. (2013). Akademisk skriving for bachelor- og masterstudenter. Fagbokforlaget.
Ersland, G. A. (1999). Forsvaret - fra leidang til totalforsvar​. Gyldendal.
Additional syllabus will be announced when the semester begins.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Veiledningssamtaler22RequiredGuidance interview with supervisor, regarding the students progress on the semester paper.
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Veiledningssamtaler
Courseworks given:2
Courseworks required:2
Presence required:Required
Comment:Guidance interview with supervisor, regarding the students progress on the semester paper.
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
SemesteroppgaveIndividual1SemestersPass / fail RequiredThe semester paper is a written assignment that documents the students’ results, work processes and reflections on the course’s topics. The paper is written throughout the entire semester, with supervision. Oral presentation and questioning are a part of the adjustable exam. The limit for passing is equivalent to the grade C.
Vurderinger:
Form of assessment:Semesteroppgave
Grouping:Individual
Duration:1
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:Pass / fail
Proportion:
Oral examination:Required
Comment:The semester paper is a written assignment that documents the students’ results, work processes and reflections on the course’s topics. The paper is written throughout the entire semester, with supervision. Oral presentation and questioning are a part of the adjustable exam. The limit for passing is equivalent to the grade C.
Supported materials:
Authors: 
Geir Arne Bunde