Computer Science and Industrial Automation, Y VEI, bachelor



Target Group and Admission Requirements

Trade-school education with certificate of competence based on the foundation course electronics/electrical subjects.

Aim of the Programme

This is a new professional and pedagogically adapted programme where we build upon the student’s background from a trade-school education and letter of professional competence. Insufficient theoretical background in mathematics, physics, Norwegian and English will be compensated for without requiring additional study time, since the initial electricity and electronics subjects and some elective courses have been removed from the programme. The first year of the study programme is identical for all who have been admitted to the Y-VEI programme. In the second year, students will select their area of specialisation in Electronics, Electric Power Engineering or Computer Science and Industrial Automation. In the electrical and electronics subjects, the Y-VEI students will be integrated with those who have previously studied general subjects. Pertinent topics include programming; databases; computer networks; measurement-, regulating- and controlling-technology; industrial computer technology; web-based systems; PLC etc.

Further Education opportunities

You may seek admission to the 2-year Master’s programme (civil-engineer programme) Systems and Control Engineering at Telemark University College or Master`s programmes at other university colleges and universities in Norway or abroad.

Curriculum and structure

Obligatory Courses
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
FY1107 Communication/Norwegian 5.00 O 5          
EE1109 Digital Systems II with PLC 5.00 O 5          
PRG106 Project F1 10.00 O 10          
FY1007 Mathematics Y1 10.00 O 10          
FY2007 Mathematics Y2 10.00 O   10        
FB4110 Project Management 5.00 O   5        
EE2109 Computer Programming 5.00 O   5        
FB4210 Economics 5.00 O   5        
FY2107 Technical English 5.00 O   5        
EE3209 Mathematics II - linear algebra 5.00 O     5      
FB1006 Mathematics I 10.00 O     10      
EE3308 AC Circuit Analysis 5.00 O     5      
FY3007 Physics and Chemistry 10.00 O     10      
EE4007 Cybernetics – Basic Course 5.00 O       5    
IA4209 Industrial Programming Systems 5.00 O       5    
EE2209 Mathematics II - mathematical methods 5.00 O       5    
FB2006 Physics 10.00 O       10    
EE4309 Object-Based Programming 5.00 O       5    
EE4107 Cybernetics – Advanced 5.00 O         5  
IA5510 Project IA5 Automation system 10.00 O         10  
FB5006 Statistics 5.00 O         5  
IA6209 Industrial communication and computer
10.00 O           10
PRH606 Main Project 10.00 O           10
Total: 30 30 30 30 27,5 20
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Electives 5th semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
FB5106 Student Business Venture 20.00 V         10 10
IA3309 Object-Based Programming with Project 5.00 V         5  
MA3106 Thermodynamics 5.00 V         5  
EK5209 CAD 5.00 V         5  
Total: 0 0 0 0 30 10
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

Electives 6th semester
Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V) S3(A) S4(V) S5(A) S6(V)
VBØ6009 Production Management 10.00 V           10
EE4409 Measurement and Instrumentation 5.00 V           5
FBV5006 Mathematics III 5.00 V           5
EE4209 Model-based control 5.00 V           5
EK6106 Power electronics 5.00 V           5
Total: 0 0 0 0 0 35
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course


IA5506 Project IA5 in the 5th semester and PRH606 Main Project in the 6th semester may be replaced by FB5106 Student Business Venture.

FBV5006 Mathematics III is recommended for students who wish to study for a Master’s degree in technological subjects.

Students may apply to have other courses approved as replacements for elective courses at Telemark University College and other institutions of education.


Teaching and Learning Methods

The Bachelor’s study programmes at the Department of Technology are project-oriented, which means that a large proportion of the topics are taught through projects. This pedagogical method gives the students a greater degree of responsibility for their own learning, and experience in problem analysis, information research and problem-solving. Each project is carried out by a group of students, often in cooperation with a local business. The group produces a project report which is submitted, presented and defended in an oral examination. Most of the courses last one semester, with periodic tests and a final evaluation/examination.

Students have the opportunity to study abroad during the programme. Telemark University College has exchange agreements with colleges and universities in Belgium, England, France, Italy, China, Nepal, Portugal, Sri-Lanka, Spain, Germany and the USA.

Students who have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering are qualified to apply directly for enrolment on the Master’s degree programme at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology dependent on certain conditions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Unni Stamland Kaasin <> - 27/09/2011