MB102019 - BioMarine Value Creation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes F

Course content

The topic gives an introduction to biomarine industry. It will emphasize the presentation of value chains including fishery, harvesting and aquaculture. Sustainable utilization of marine raw material. Excursions and guest lecturers from the industry. Introduce sustainable terminology including social, economic and climate change.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student should; be able to assess sustainable innovation opportunities in the biomarine area. The student shall have knowledge of UN's sustainable development goals.Have knowledge of important marine by-products and ingredients. Know examples of bioprospecting. Know the Norwegian fishing industry and have knowledge about fishing methods. Knowledge of the instrument for funding R & D. Learning outcomes - Skills: The student should: be able to reflect on the sustainable possible use of various marine raw materials and constituents to know opportunities and challenges in different parts of the industry, knowledge of selected companies in the marine value chain. Learning Outcomes - Skills: The student should; Know current innovation and innovation processes within selected marine fields, knowing current Norwegian research institutions and marine clusters, and inhabit an  overview of value creation in different parts of the biomarine industry.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures  (30 hours). Guest lectures from industry (4-6 hours). Excursions to different companies ( 4 excursions) followed by individual reports. Group work with written report and oral presentation. It is expected that students spend 120 hours for self study.  

Mandatory participation on 3 of 4 excursions and 80 % of guest lectures. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Reports

Further on evaluation

Prerequisites to enter the exam: Reports must be submitted Approved reports and oral presentation. Oral exam  Students are challenged to engage in different topics prior to excursions and guest lectures.

Students may bring their own reports and notes to exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomarine innovation (298BMI)

Required previous knowledge

General study competence

Course materials

Reports and articles. Powerpoints from the lectures. Specific reports (in Norwegian)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MB203312 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Biotechnology/Aqua Culture
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biology
  • Marine Topics
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 F
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 F
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.
  • 1) Muntlig eksamen gjennomføres dagene 24.-26.11.2021.

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