BI3062 - Science Seminars, Marine


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 100/100

Course content

The framework of the course is research seminars. Each student organises two progress seminars, the first early in the studies to discuss the scientific plan, and the second towards the end of the studies to discuss their results and interpretations. In addition there will be seminars for the purpose of discussing topics relevant to societal and scientific research and development, such as sustainability and climate change, utlisation of living marine resources, marine industries and technology, biodiversity, etc. The seminars require active involvement and participation from the students.

Learning outcome

On completion of the course students should be familiar with their scientific field, and have an good understanding of their own master deegree work.

Learning outcome


  • The candidate will know: the activity and results from multidisciplinary research, industry or management related projects in marine science and aquaculture the activity of fellow master student projects


  • be able to plan and perform a lecture, and to answer critical questions in public be able to take part in scientific discussions om several topics

General competence (attitudes):

The candidate is able to:

  • Grasp scientific content of topics unrelated to own specialised field
  • Understand the context of different topics being presented
  • Have an open mind to explore marine science in a wider perspective

Learning methods and activities

Seminars: About 45 hours each semester in 4 semester, (participation on min. 75% of all seminars through 4 semesters)

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved presentations
  • Compulsory attendance in seminars

Further on evaluation

The course assessment is a portfolio consisting of:

  1. Minimum 75% attendance at the seminars during 1-4 semesters
  2. Organization of two progress seminars for the master project for each student. First seminar is before most of the master project work has begun, the second seminar is when the student is almost ready to submit the master thesis.

All parts of the portfolio must be approved for the student to pass the course.

More info about the assessment will be given at the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 3
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Term no.: 4
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Biotechnology/Aqua Culture
  • Water Engineering in Fish Farming
  • Marine Technology
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Topics


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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