HMS0003 - Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) course for master students


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course deals with: - Objectives for work with Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). - Regulations and guidelines concerning HSE-work - Systematic HSE work - Reporting of HSE problems and discrepancies - Risk Assessment - HSE responsibilities, roles and resources at NTNU and NV-faculty - Emergency preparedness: what are you going to do and who to notify when something happens? - Fire protection-theory and practical exercises using fire extinguishing equipment. - First aid-theory and practical exercises in heart-lung resuscitation and the use of heart starter. The course does not provide specific training in HSE aimed at various laboratory fields and activities. This training is done by the individual departments.

Learning outcome

Students shall have the necessary knowledge about HSE to ensure their own and other people's safety during their study at NTNU. This includes knowledge of the HSE-concept, the responsibilities related to HSE and the objectives for the HSE work. The theoretical and practical basic training in first aid and fire protection shall provide the students with a basis for correct handling of a fire or accident situation.

Learning methods and activities

  • Digital learning content (Blackboard) concerning HSE, Fire regulations and protection and First aid.
  • Practical excises in First aid and Fire protection (physical attendance, approx. 2 hours).
  • Multiple-choice test (Blackboard). Sufficient score must be achieved get the course approved.

- Applied Physics and Mathematics: Students with specialization in "Industrial Mathematics" do not need to take the HSE-course. - Natural Resources Management: Only students with specialization "Biology" have to attend the HSE-course, (i.e. not Geography and Resource Geology students).

Compulsory assignments

  • Review of learning content about HSE, Fire Protection and First aid
  • Participation in practical exercises in fire protection and first aid
  • Digital multiple choice test

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Information will be given in the beginning of the semester in Blackboard.

More on the course



Version: 1
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health, Environment and Safety
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Natural Sciences


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 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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