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Mechatronics study profile at the University of Agder. The profile consists of the Bachelor degree
which has three different study profiles in the third year, as well as the new masters degree planned
for August 2008.
The study profile Foundation in Mechatronics is the classical profile based on the third year study program in 2006.
The new study profile Electronic Control Systems has an increased focus towards electronics, micro processors,
industrial communication and robotics. A typical company interested in Mechatronics engineers with
such a background is XStrata Nickel in Kristiansand. The third study profile is Marine Technology. Two important
courses in this profile are Design for Marine Environments 1 and 2. Professor II Carl M. Larsen from NTNU-Trondheim
will be a guest lecturer in Design for Marine Environments 2. This study profile is focused towards the large
group of companies in Southern Norway which manufacture and deliver equipment to the offshore industry, see for
example the participating companies in NODE.
The topic for the Bachelor thesis (15 credits) should normally be relevant for the chosen study profile.
If you study for example Marine Technology in the third year, then the thesis should also contain topics
within Marine Technology. It is possible for two students in different study profiles to do a thesis project
together, as long as the topics for each student is relevant to the study profile.
If a student is planning to continue and study the Masters degree in Mechatronics at UiA, then the
course MA209 Mathematics 3 is required. If the study profile Foundation in Mechatronics is chosen, then MA209 Mathematics 3
must be selected as the free elective to be accepted directly into the masters program.
If one of the study profiles Marine Technology or Electronic Control Systems is selected and a student wants to continue
with the masters degree, then MA209 must be taken as an additional course.
Other universities in Norway
or abroad, will usually have other course requirements for entry into their master programs. Usually an
individual credit assessment will be made before entry at the new university.
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