Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in leadership - Naval Engineering Weapons Branch

Program of study: 
Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in leadership - Naval Engineering Weapons Branch
Level of study: 
Bachelor
Credits: 
225
Duration: 
7 semesters
Year: 
2021
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Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in management - Naval Engineer weapon systems, electronics and data

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Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in management – Naval Engineer weapon systems electronics and data, in combination with necessary functionally-oriented education, prepares the officers to serve at a lower and middle level in the Navy and the Armed Forces, in both war and peace setups. The education provides the cadets with a basis for civilian and military further education. In addition to the military programme of professional study, which includes leadership and military power, the cadets acquire technical and operative engineering expertise in operational, management, operation and maintenance of weapon technology systems in the Navy. Before taking up a position on board a vessel, one must complete workshop training and the technical and functional training that is required for the specific vessel type and position. The first semester of the education takes place at Heistadmoen and the Military Academy. The remainder takes place at the Naval Academy department.

The programme description has been developed in accordance with the framework and guidelines provided in The regulations concerning the framework plan for engineering education FOR-2018-05-18-870 and the national qualification framework.

Bachelor’s degree in military studies with specialisation in management - Naval Engineer Weapon Systems, electronics and data (180 credits) comprises all courses under engineering basis, programme basis and technical specialisation and the common courses Basic Officer Competence, the Officer as a Leader and Military Problem-Solving and Methods. The latter covers parts of the mathematics requirement under the engineering basis and introduction to the engineering professional practice and work methods as described the regulations concerning the framework plan for engineering education. The remaining courses cover the Armed Forces requirements to basic officer training.

Expected learning outcome for Bachelor in military studies with specialisation in management - Naval Engineer weapon systems, electronics and data

Knowledge

After completing and passing the officer programme, the cadet is able to:

  1. describe which tasks are currently associated with the Royal Norwegian Navy and the role of the naval officer 
  2. describe the requirements to an officer’s operative performance in the Navy. 
  3. explain the significance of communication and cultural understanding in military operations, and use English as command language with emphasis on naval terminology/maritime English 
  4. Explain how mathematics, natural sciences, relevant social and economic sciences may be used to resolve engineering problems in the Navy.
  5. summarise key features in the history of technology and technological development, and describe the engineer’s role in society and the consequences of the development and use of technology, including in military applications. 
  6. summarise key features from research and development work in own field, and describe relevant methods and work methods in the engineering discipline, including applications in a military context.  
  7. update knowledge within the field, both through critical information gathering and contact with expert communities and practice, in general and within the Armed Forces
  8. demonstrate broad knowledge that provides a comprehensive system perspective on engineering in general, with specialisation in electronics, computer and weapon technology subjects, aimed at the Navy’s needs.

Skills

After completing and passing the officer programme, the cadet is able to:

  1. effectively make wise decisions in light of strategic and tactical, physical and technical and legal and moral conditions. Lead preparation for combat, act as leader in combat environment and care for men after combat. Apply theoretical and practical skills for maintenance and increase of own and unit’s operative performance. Build and develop effective performance groups, that are characterised by focus on mission resolution in light of the leader’s intention, strong camaraderie and mutual trust and respect 
  2. select and apply theoretical and practical management tools, and reflect on own leadership in order to predict, master and exploit changed assumptions and situations. Use their self-knowledge and be aware of own conduct, ways of thinking and emotions in relation to and in interaction with others
  3. find, assess, use and refer to information and literature and present this such that it sheds light on a problem.
  4. work in relevant physical and digital laboratories and workshops and master methods and tools as a basis for goal-oriented and innovative work. 
  5. identifying, planning and conducting engineering projects, work tasks, experiments and experimenting both independently and in inter-disciplinary teams in the Navy. 
  6. operating, maintaining, planning and disposing of relevant weapon technology equipment in the Navy. 
  7. apply skills and relevant results from research and development work to resolve theoretical, technical and practical issues in the electrical, computer and weapon technology fields and justify their choices.
  8. operate the vessels’ weapon technology systems also in the event of failure of computer or network.
  9. contribute to new ways of thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship through participation in the development and realisation of sustainable and socially beneficial products, systems and/or solutions.
  10. demonstrate knowledge of technically relevant software and has broad engineering digital competence, including basic programming skills.

General competence

After completing and passing the officer programme, the cadet is able to:

  1. demonstrate physical, mental and moral robustness and over time act in critical situations characterised by chaos and uncertainty, including be able to inflict losses on the enemy.
  2. describe legal, financial and environmental consequences of military activities and realise this knowledge through work as an officer. 
  3. reflection on own professional practice, also in teams and in an interdisciplinary context, and adapting this to the current working situation. 
  4. contribute to the development of good practices by taking part in technical discussions within the discipline and sharing his/her knowledge and experiences with others.
  5. Explain defence, environmental, health and financial consequences of products and solutions in the electronics, computer and weapon technology area in the Navy and place these in an ethical perspective and a life cycle perspective.
  6. convey electronics, computer and weapon technology knowledge to different target audiences in both written and spoken Norwegian and English and contribute to highlighting the importance and consequences of technology.
  7. identify security, vulnerability, privacy and data security aspects in products and systems that use ICT.