It is recommended that applicants have a knowledge of feedback control systems equivalent to MAS107 Feedback Control Systems, and materials science equivalent to either of the courses ENE226 Instrumentation, Materials and Corrosion or MAS130 3D CAD and Materials Science.
About 75 % of the courses will be taught in English, the rest in Norwegian. You will be required to speak and write some Norwegian during the 2-year programme.
The programme aims to educate candidates to high levels of competence in mechatronics. Mechatronics integrates machine technique, analogue and digital electronics and cybernetics in the design and manufacturing of products and processes. The programme aims to expand and strengthen the expertise of engineers in this field, with a particular emphasis on mechanical systems involving large forces. The programme emphasises applications of theoretical knowledge in relevant areas of usage and in product development, with a detailed treatment of all aspects of product development.
Core courses include Control Theory 2, Mechanical Systems for Mechatronics, Modelling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems and Instrumentation. These courses analyse and develop the mechatronic interaction of mechanics, electronics and computer technology in mechanical products and systems. The students will then apply the knowledge attained through the core courses in the course Product Development and in the final master's thesis (MAS500).
The master's thesis is an independent piece of work on a selected topic in mechatronics. Students are introduced to research and development work through their thesis work and a seminar on scientific methods (part of the course MAS500). They will learn to evaluate research projects and scientific publications, and obtain the necessary knowledge about documentation of research and development.
|1. sem||Elective Courses||MAS413-G Mechanical Systems 1 7.5 sp||MAS416-G Modelling and Simulation of Mechatronic Systems 7.5 sp||MA-431-G Mathematics for mechatronics 7.5 sp|
|ORG001-G Health, Safety and Environment 0 sp|
|2. sem||MAS409-G Electric Motor Drives 7.5 sp||MAS414-G Mechanical Systems 2 7.5 sp||MAS410-G Hydraulic Components and Systems 7.5 sp||MAS411-G Industrial IT 7.5 sp|
|3. sem||MAS508-G Control Theory 7.5 sp||MAS507-G Product Development and Project Management 7.5 sp||MAS506-G Instrumentation 7.5 sp||MAS505-G Finite Element Method 7.5 sp|
|4. sem||MAS500-G Master's Thesis in Mechatronics 30 sp|
On successful completion of the programme, the student should have the following learning outcome defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
Before enrolling for MAS500 Master¿s Thesis, the student must successfully complete courses amounting to at least 75 ECTS credits. All courses that lead directly to the thesis work must be successfully completed.
After successfully completing the master's degree, candidates will be able to move directly into the professional field as a civil engineer in a range of capacities. The programme qualifies for work in industry and business, and has direct relevance to maritime and offshore construction and equipment manufacturing or related industrial fields. However, job opportunities are not limited to such activities. Other prospective employers include energy producers and distribution companies, power-intensive industry, consulting companies, offshore industry, transportation companies and the public sector.
The programme also qualifies candidates for a career in research, and doctoral studies in engineering in areas related to the management, regulation and development of mechanical components and systems.
There are relevant doctoral programs at the University of Agder, Telemark University College (HiT) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); Aalborg University and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Denmark and at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Linköping University in Sweden.
Master of Science in Mechatronics
A compulsory course in Health, Safety and Environment is required for students admitted to the programme.
It is a requirement that all students at UiA have their own portable computer (laptop) for use in teaching and examinations, see Examination Regulations, University of Agder, §12d
Faculty of Engineering and Science