TN100119 - Port and sea operation


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and written examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio assessment 40/100
School exam 60/100 3 hours E

Course content

Description of different ports, ship types, hulls, and equipment. Port development and development of terminal operations. How new ship technology affects the development in the ports. Sea operation, activities, and people involved in sea operation and ship arrival. Domestic transport as an alternative/supplement to sea transport administration. Port efficiency and safety. Port policy. Public inspection of ships, classification. Introduction to Marpol, Solas, and the cargo line convention. Cargo and cargo handling. Port workers and their working conditions. Time in port and efficient cargo handling.

Learning outcome

Learning outcomes - Knowledge: explain the port's significance for economic development; explain the port's role in the development of international trade and global development; describe what is required of a port to be functional, efficient and competitive; know a ship's construction and equipment of ships and cargo handling, the technological development within the subject area and have knowledge of social, environmental, safety, ethical and economic consequences related to the subject area; use scientific methodology and working methods for the development of written reports; independently update their knowledge in the field, both through literature search, contact with professional environments and by revising own practice

Learning outcomes - Skills: give a description of modern port development and development of terminal operations; give a thorough account of how new ship technology affects port development and national rules, codes regarding the construction and equipment of ships; explain concepts related to the description of the vessel's dimensions and shape could; given a ship's scope of application; describe the structure of the most important elements that the hull consists of and equipment of a vessel; describe in detail what challenges can face environmental issues when establishing and operating a new port; show that one masters the subject through written reports and oral presentations

Learning outcomes - Competence: ability to assess environmental, ethical and economic consequences of port operation and operation of ships in a local and regional perspective and be able to realize this knowledge through further professional career competence; to participate actively in professional discussions and have the ability to share knowledge and experiences with others and contribute to the development of good practice in the field; ability to convey professional information both written and oral knowledge of facilitating innovation and innovation processes

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogical methods: Lectures, individual exercises

Further on evaluation

Folder (40%) + 3 hours individual written exam (60%). Students will prepare 2 group work collected in a folder. Group work is included in the assessment, and participants in each group get the same grade. In addition, the students are assessed on the basis of a 3-hour individual school exam. Both parts must be passed.

New and postponed exam: following semester.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment and written examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 40/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 E 2023-12-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 E 2024-06-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G328A Gnisten/Fagskolen 1
  • * 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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