The PhD programme in Offshore Technology at the University of Stavanger is made up of the following areas:
The PhD programme is connected with research within each of these specialist areas.
Within civil and offshore structural engineering, research is being conducted into structures on land and offshore. This research includes fatigue analysis and the breaking of steel structures, particularly offshore pipelines, analysis of wind-induced swaying of thin structures and analysis of dynamic response of offshore platforms, etc.
Within mechanical engineering, research is being conducted on modulation, analysis and system development within complex mechanical engineering systems, operations and processes. Research activities focus on the development of methods and techniques using modern computer tools for complex calculations such as finite element methods and computational fluid dynamics as well as applications within optimization of various geometric profiles for effective energy conversion (including wave energy and gas and wind turbines), material modelling, product development, production and integrated operations and systems.
Within materials science, research is mainly focused on the use of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for characterising materials. Relevant areas for PhD projects include studies into precipitation in aluminium alloys and corrosion-resistant (duplex) steel.
Marine and subsea technology integrates research with the subject area of mechanical and structural engineering. The work is primarily concerned with the safety and reliability of structures, requalification of offshore structures, structure dynamics, efficient energy systems and wells.
Research activity within industrial asset management is integrated with the Centre for Industrial Asset Management (CIAM). Relevant areas include performance management, maintenance technology and management, reliability-based inspection planning, condition monitoring, integrated operations, risk-based decisions and work processes, industrial services, optimization of costs and human-technology-organization.Career
The faculty offers consistent educational programmes from bachelor's to PhD degree. This applies to all programmes at the Faculty, provided that candidates meet the necessary entry requirements / qualifications. In other words, students have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of education at the faculty that are found within the Norwegian educational system today. According to today's job market, job opportunities are very good for our students after graduation, this applies to all levels of education (Bachelor, Master, PhD). Several of our PhD candidates have job opportunities in the private sector during their PhD studies, especially as several of the doctoral projects are financed with external funds, here also including funds from industry / business sector. In addition, several of our research teams have good working relationships with the public sector both regionally and nationally.
You can apply until:
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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