ING2315 Fundamentals of Military Technology

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Militærteknologisk grunnlagsemne
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2022 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2022 Autumn
Person in charge: 
Ellen Berle
Course content

The course builds upon knowledge gained from natural science subjects Mathematics R1 and Physics 1 and will

  • provide cadets with learning outcomes that other branch subjects at the school require
  • provide cadets with learning outcomes required by the STCW Convention
  • contribute to officers being able to acquire scientific and technical knowledge and skills during their service

The course covers the following academic content: trigonometry and trigonometric functions (angle definition and properties, unit circle, radians, exact trigonometric values, trigonometric equations, Pythagorean trigonometric identity and tangents, trigonometric functions, derivation and integration, period, amplitude and equilibrium line for sine and cosine, simple modelling of periodic phenomena such as tides and the height of the sun, formulas for f(u + v) where f is one of the trigonometric functions), spherical triangles (definition, large circle, small circle, pole, arc length as angle, right-angled triangles and Napier's rule, secants, cosine and cotangent, cosine and sine formula), vectors on planes and in space ( space coordinates and vector coordinates, length of a vector, scalar product with calculation rules and applications, determinants, vector product, vector functions, derivation, tangent, speed, acceleration, arc length), vector form of Newton’s Law of Gravitation, curvilinear motion and ballistics (projectile paths with and without air resistance, friction, circular motion, Newton's Law of Gravitation, satellite paths, Coriolis effect), applications of integral calculus in marine technology (calculation of area, volume, torque and centre of gravity), amount of motion (impulse, retention of motion, impact, recoil, rocket and jet engine principles), basics for marine technology (static, mechanical stress, bending moment and shear force, rotational dynamics, hydrodynamics).

The course follows STCW code tables A-II/1 and A-II/2. STCW function: The course plan is based on IMO model course 7.03, Appendix 1, Mathematics, and Appendix 2, Physical Science.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • elaborate on key topics, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods within military technology.
  • explain basic concepts, laws and methods in selected topics in the subject. 
  • describe basic relations within classical physics.


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • apply technical knowledge to practical and theoretical issues and make informed choices
  • reflect on his/her own professional practice and adjust this under supervision.
  • find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter and present this so that it sheds light on a problem.
  • apply relevant professional tools, including digital aids and forms of expression.
  • describe technological problems with mathematical models.
  • apply mathematical methods as tools in technological issues.

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • describe problems using physical laws and mathematical models, as well as use a relevant mathematical symbol and formula system.
  • describe how theory and methods from this course can be used to solve certain practical problems.
  • expound upon academic issues where key parts of the course are included in describing or solving the problem.
  • exchange views and experiences with others within the subject area and through this contribute to the development of good practice.
Working and learning activities

The course plan needs 90 lessons in classroom.

The instruction is coordinated with the Navigation course.

Emphasis is placed on using examples from other technical courses and from service to illustrate topics in the course.

    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.

    • Oldervoll, T. et al. (2008). Sinus R2. Grunnbok i matematikk (1. utg.). Cappelen, ISBN: 9788202277956 (kap. 2, 3, 4, 5.6-5.9).
    • Oldervoll, T. et al. (2008). coSinus R2. Oppgavesamling i matematikk (1. utg.). Cappelen, ISBN: 9788202279493.
    • Callin, P. et al. (2012). Ergo Fysikk 2 (2. utg.). Aschehoug, ISBN: 9788203344015 (kap. 1, 2, 3, 4).
    • Kalkulator: TI-89
    • Teacher: Notat om momenter og tyngdepunktsberegning, kjeglesnitt, sfæriske trekanter, vektorfunksjoner.
    • Teacher copies: Special chapters from Knight, R.: Physics. A Strategic Approach (2. utg.).
    • Alexander Sauter (2020). Fysikalske grunnlag, et compendium describing the whole curriculum in physics.
    Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
    Skriftlig eksamen-5HoursA-F60 %Not required The exam must be passedApproved calculator. Form collection is handed out in the examination room.
    Mappevurdering- -A-F40 %Not required The evaluation folder consists of assignments, tests and team-based learning. Details will be announced at the beginning of the term.
    Form of assessment:Skriftlig eksamen
    Type of duration:Hours
    Grading scale:A-F
    Proportion:60 %
    Oral examination:Not required
    Comment: The exam must be passed
    Supported materials:Approved calculator. Form collection is handed out in the examination room.
    Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
    Type of duration:-
    Grading scale:A-F
    Proportion:40 %
    Oral examination:Not required
    Comment: The evaluation folder consists of assignments, tests and team-based learning. Details will be announced at the beginning of the term.
    Supported materials:
    Linn-Kristine Glesnes Ødegaard
    Approval signature: 
    Fagråd Operativ, 18.04.2018