TS200820 - Maritime organizational understanding


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The course presents students for organizational theory and topics within a maritime context. The students will get introduced to the maritime value chain. Using maritime examples in the discussion of more generic organizational topics and theories will ensure the students are also introduced to terminology relevant for working in maritime organizations.

Organizational issues are central in the cooperation between sea and land. The course is designed as a joint course for shipping and nautical studies, and the teaching design emphasizes practical assignments in groups with representatives from both studies. This is done to create a common frame of reference as well as give the students an insight into different perspectives from sea and land. Exercises in the simulator will be used to further explore the connection between sea and land in organizational matters.

Learning outcome


The student will:

  • gain an overview of basic terminology, central models, and theories within organizational studies
  • get acquainted with the maritime value chain and organizational matters relevant for working in maritime organizations.


The student will:

  • be able to work independently on theoretical and practical problem solving
  • be able to discuss and analyze relevant organizational issues
  • contribute a theoretically founded understanding in a discussion of concrete organizational challenges

General competence:

The student will:

  • be able to analyze organizations in a reflective and independent manner
  • be able to orient themselves in, and reflect upon, the organizational literature in an independent manner.
  • be able to discuss organizational issues with both leaders and employees

Learning methods and activities

Individual / group assignments

Further on evaluation

3 hour individual school exam (60%) + Folders (40%).

Students will prepare up to 3 group work in a folder. Group work is included in the assessment, and participants in each group get the same grade. Both exam and folder must be passed.

New and postponed exam): It is possible to write a written 3-hour school exam as a postponed exam. If a group has not received a grade mark on one or more of the answers in the folder, the group, on condition that By the fact that all group members agree, submit a folder with improved workers on postponed examinations. If the student waits for the next ordinary exam, a new assignment must be solved. The student is entitled to a postponed exam only in the part where the student has been absent or absent. Deferred exam takes place during the postponed exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Nautical Studies (353MN)
Nautical Studies (353YV)
Shipping management (432SM)

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:  AUTUMN 2024

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Portfolio 40/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 60/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio 40/100 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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