INGA1001 - Introduction to the engineering profession


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 50/100 2 hours E
Group exam 50/100 3 weeks

Course content

The course consists of four main themes with sub-points:

1. Ethics and technology

  • Technology and science history
  • Scientific method, science theory
  • Ethics (including professional ethics)
  • General HSE History of science, the role of the engineer in society

2. Engineering role -Interaction technology and society

  • Corporate Responsibility -Sustainability
  • Lifecycle analysis
  • Teamwork / Group Processes

3. Basic programming, optional programming language

  • Use of common digital tools in their professional direction

4. Project work

  • Source criticism
  • Innovation / change expertise
  • Report writing
  • Dissemination
  • Project management / economics

Learning outcome


  • The candidate understands the engineering profession and the engineer's role, as well as ethical issues in the environment, society and working life.
  • The candidate has knowledge that provides the basis for seeing technology - both as theory and practice - in historical and future-oriented perspectives.
  • The candidate has insight into and understanding of key theories of knowledge and scientific methodology.
  • The candidate has basic knowledge of projects as a form of work, both about organization, implementation and reporting.
  • The candidate is particularly familiar with his / her own course of study in the above paragraphs.


  • The candidate can identify engineering issues and reflect critically on these in light of his knowledge of different views of science, technology and ethics
  • The candidate can argue objectively and systematically as well as exercise source criticism
  • The candidate can use processes for creativity and innovation in project work
  • The candidate can use professional tools, techniques and terminology in his / her own field of study
  • The candidate has basic programming skills

General competence

  • The candidate can reflect critically on different value, science and technology views and relate them to their own field of study and professional practice
  • The candidate can identify environmental and ethical challenges related to technological products and solutions
  • The candidate can share his / her knowledge and experience with others, both in writing and orally
  • The candidate can organize, plan and carry out his / her learning and work tasks and cooperate well and reflected in groups

Learning methods and activities

Student-oriented learning methods.

  • Project-oriented teaching.
  • Resource lectures
  • Student presentations
  • Peer Review
  • Report writing
  • Group work

Mandatory activities:

Four submissions, of which at least one must be individual:

  • Academic text
  • Multiple choice test
  • Programming code
  • Oral presentation of project

Compulsory assignments

  • Academic text
  • Quizz
  • Python
  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

Final grade is based on two elements which both must be passed:

  • 1 project report based on group work.
  • 1 written 2 hours individual digital exam.

If fail on project report/group work, an improved project report can be submitted within September 1st. Re-sit of digital individual written exam in August. Resit exam can be implemented for some parts without all assessments need to be retaken. It is given the opportunity to complain about parts of this topic before all subtasks have been completed.

Mandatory work requirements related to academic text, multiple-choice assignments and programming are required to be approved before one can take the individual examination.

Mandatory work requirements related to oral presentation of a project are required to be approved before one can prepare for the group examination (report).

Course materials

Kjelsberg, R. (2022). Teknologi Vitenskap, 2. utgave. Universitetsforlaget.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
INGG1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
INGT1001 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
INGT1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATT1004 5.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGA1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATA1004 5.5 AUTUMN 2023
INGG1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATG1004 5.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGT1101 3.5 AUTUMN 2023
IIRA2001 2.5 AUTUMN 2023
BYGA1101 3.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 E 2023-11-24 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Group exam 50/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 50/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Group exam 50/100 INSPERA
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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