090 Y-VEI Computer Science and Industrial Automation (for applicants with certificate of completed apprenticeship), 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.

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)
EE1212 Object-Oriented Programming and
Databases ─ Foundation Course
10.00 O 10          
PRG112 Project Methodology, IT Tools and
10.00 O 10          
FY1012 Technical Science Subjects I 10.00 O 10          
FY1212 Business Communication 10.00 O   10        
FY2012 Technical Science Subjects II 10.00 O   10        
IA2112 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 10.00 O   10        
EE3512 Statistics and Physics for Electricity
and Electronics
10.00 O     10      
FB1012 Mathematics I 10.00 O     10      
IA3112 Automation Technology 10.00 O     10      
EE4312 Electrical Circuits (AC) and Digital
Technology II
10.00 O       10    
FB2112 Physics and Chemistry 10.00 O       10    
FB2412 Mathematics II 10.00 O       10    
IA5212 Industrial Computer Communications and
10.00 O         10  
IA5312 Industrial Control Systems 10.00 O         10  
FB6112 Interdisciplinary Project Management 10.00 O           10
PRH612 Bachelor’s Thesis 20.00 O           20
Total: 30 30 30 30 20 30
*) 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)
FBV5012 Mathematics III 10.00 V         10  
FBV5312 Entrepreneurship 10.00 V         10  
KJ3012 Fluid Mechanics 10.00 V         10  
FB5112 Student Enterprise 20.00 V           20
Total: 0 0 0 0 30 20
*) 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 <Unni.S.KaasinSPAMFILTER@hit.no> - 18/01/2013