SKID2210 - Ocean Installations


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project and written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 60/100 4 hours C
Project 40/100

Course content

The course intends to provide a basic introduction to various offshore structures, such as design installation, operation and maintenance. This includes both design criteria (environmental impacts, material selection, safety, etc.) and operational aspects. Topics will be adapted at all times to current issues from the ocean industries such as:

  • Resources (food, energy, tourism ...)
  • Environmental factors (please wind, wave current)
  • The design process (functional requirements, safety requirements)
  • Lifetime challenges related to fouling, corrosion, material selection, surface treatment etc.
  • Dynamic conditions; maximum loads and fatigue
  • Maritime operations (installation, operation, maintenance etc)
  • Anchoring systems
  • Operational analysis

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After completing the course the student should have knowledge of:

  • The resources of the oceans, development, operation and maintenance carried out at sea
  • what kind of environmental impact such installations are exposed to throughout their lifetime, and how it affects function, lifetime, access, etc.
  • various maritime operations necessary in connection with such development at sea (e.g. installation, laying of cables / pipes, maintenance, relocation, etc.)
  • various material properties and applications in such installations (dynamic properties, light weight, corrosion protection, etc.)

Skills: After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • conduct design analysis and risk assessments related to the development of various constructions at sea
  • conduct design, dimensioning and fabrication of various constructions and systems that are part of an offshore development
  • communicate key theories and issues that are important for the development and operation of such installations
  • make necessary estimation calculations of various installation methods (e.g. towing, lifting operations, anchoring, etc.)
  • carry out simple cost analyzes

General competence: After completing the course the student must have:

  • Acquired a professional basic knowledge and understanding in order to participate in the planning and implementation of interdisciplinary projects throughout the entire life cycle.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures , exercises and laboratory exercises. At least ¾ of the assignments must be approved for admission to the examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Written Project report (40 %) + Written exam (60%). Both to be passed.

Permitted aids for written school exams: Technical formula collection with tables, Calculator.

Resit exam: Oral in August.

If the candidate fails the project report, this must be retaken during the next ordinary exam. The candidate is allowed to do a resit exam for the written part of the exam if he/she fails the ordinary exam or if his/her absence is valid. The resit exam will be an oral examination (duration approx. 20 minutes).

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Project and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Project 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 60/100 C 2024-05-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G325 Gnisten/Fagskolen 12
Summer UTS Oral examination 60/100
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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