ING3304 Marine Control Systems, Regulation and HMI

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Skipsteknisk styring, regulering og HMI
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2023 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2023 Spring
Person in charge: 
Terje Fykse
Alexander Sauter
Course content

This is an integrated course that emphasises systemic thinking and modelling in the engineer's work both from an interdisciplinary perspective as well as in his/her own subject areas within instrumentation, control systems, regulation technology and HMI. The course will enable the cadet to work comprehensively across disciplines and contains instrumentation: transmitters and actuators, data communication (Ethernet, fieldbus), automatic regulation with an emphasis on practical regulation and setting regulators, object-oriented programming of automation instrumentation (PLC), human-machine communication (HMI) as well as examples and tasks specifically related to propulsion machinery, auxiliary machinery, starters, frequency converters, valves and other marine technical equipment.

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • explain how instrumentation, control systems, automatic regulation and HMI are part of a complex system
  • explain different modelling techniques
  • explain what is included in a life cycle analysis
  • explain the terms system, subsystem, system boundaries, system analysis, system synthesis, strategy analysis and uncertainty analysis.
  • explain the connections between individual elements of a system and the systemic whole.
  • describe the terms instrumentation, fieldbus communication, automation, automatic regulation and HMI applied to control and security systems


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • select and analyse instrumentation, analyse and adjust a regulator, programme an automation device (PLS) to perform security, automation and monitoring tasks.
  • perform function tests and troubleshoot security, automation and monitoring systems.
  • select equipment, for HMI as well, and prepare images and controls for automation and monitoring.
  • plan interdisciplinary engineering projects in a team where system modelling is included, and carry out sub-projects within his/her own subject area

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of impact
  • share his/her knowledge of the engineering field in a systemic context
  • contribute within the subject area in groups and projects
Working and learning activities
  • Classroom instruction: Review of theory, solving exercises, review of solutions and student presentations.
  • Laboratory and data exercises with guidance.
  • Group project work in: Planning, construction and documentation.
  • Independent study: Problem solving, information retrieval from the Internet and writing reports.
  • Guest lectures
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.


The reading list is being prepared.

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Laboratoriearbeid 2-42Not required 70% of assignments and lab-assignments have to be approved
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Laboratoriearbeid
Courseworks given: 2-4
Courseworks required:2
Presence required:Not required
Comment: 70% of assignments and lab-assignments have to be approved
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
MappevurderingIndividual SemestersA-F60 %Not required
ProsjektoppgaveIndividual SemestersA-F40 %Not requiredMini-project
Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:60 %
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Prosjektoppgave
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:40 %
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Alexander Sauter
Approval signature: 
Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018