University College of Southeast Norway

Introduction

About USN

  • The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is the country’s second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students, and larger than several of Norway’s universities.
  • USN is headed by Rector Petter Aasen.
  • The rector reports to USN's Board, which is chaired by Professor Rune Nilsen.
  • We have around 18,000 students and 1,500 staff, spread over eight campuses: Drammen, Vestfold, Kongsberg, Ringerike, Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland.
  • The University College of Southeast Norway aims to have a regional foundation, and with eight campuses, we have a strong and clear presence in one of Norway’s most exciting and dynamic regions.
  • The University College of Southeast Norway was established on 1 January 2016, when Buskerud and Vestfold University College merged with Telemark University College.
  • The University College of Southeast Norway is an accredited higher education institution.
  • The controlling authority for higher education institutions in Norway is NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education).

Organization The University College of Southeast-Norway (USN) was established on the 1st of January 2016, as a merger between The University College of Buskerud and Vestfold (HBV) and The University College of Telemark (HiT). USN has eight campuses spread throughout the counties of Buskerud, Vestfold, and Telemark. Campuses

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Norwegian

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

This master degree is a joint master between Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), University College of Southeast-Norway (Norway) and Budapest University og Technology and Economics (Hungary). [+]

Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration

This master degree is a joint master between Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, UK), University College of Southeast-Norway (Norway) and Budapest University og Technology and Economics (Hungary).

USN together with Heriot-Watt University and Budapest University of Technology and Economics offers a joint master`s degree in microsystems and micro electronics.

Smart Systems Integration (SSI) has been developed to meet the present and future needs in manpower from the increasingly industry relevant area of MicroSystems Technology (MST). These systems, such as airbag crash sensors, inkjet printer heads, lab-on-a chip systems and smart phones function through the integration of electronic processing with biological, mechanical or optical functions.... [-]


Master of Science, Electrical Power Engineering

Campus Full time 2 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

Do you want to explore the technology behind sustainable energy solutions, as well as how to regulate energy supply that is based on hydropower? Become an expert in hydropower and power supply! [+]

Master of Science, Electrical Power Engineering

Do you want to explore the technology behind sustainable energy solutions, as well as how to regulate energy supply that is based on hydropower? Become an expert in hydropower and power supply!

Sustainable energy use in the future requires a greater focus on electricity as an energy carrier. Our master program is anchored in hydropower, which is the most effective form of renewable energy. Hydropower is also easy to regulate, which means that the social value of hydropower is higher than that of many other power sources. Considerable challenges have arisen in the further development of the power system in Norway and elsewhere through the introduction of greater amounts of unregulated energy production, such as a small-scale production of hydro, wind and solar power.... [-]


Master of Science, Industrial IT and Automation

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

What are the opportunities offered by cybernetics, and how can information from physical systems be utilized in a computer system? Become an expert in industrial IT and automation, and get an education that is both applicable and in demand! [+]

Master of Science, Industrial IT, and Automation

What are the opportunities offered by cybernetics, and how can information from physical systems be utilized in a computer system? Become an expert in industrial IT and automation, and get an education that is both applicable and in demand!

Facts about the program

The master program in Industrial IT and Automation provides a broad knowledge in monitoring, control, and optimization of all types of technical and industrial systems based on cybernetic methods and computer engineering.

You will learn how to develop and apply mechanistic (physics-based) and statistical mathematical models for monitoring and control. You will learn to collect measurement data from sensors, store these in-process databases, and to program algorithms for the analysis of measurement data and calculation of control signals. Key programming tools are MATLAB, Python, LabVIEW, and various object-oriented languages.... [-]


Master of Science, Process Technology

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

This program provides a broad insight into the design of process plants, industrial flow processes, applied thermodynamics, process synthesis and separation technology. [+]

Master of Science, Process Technology

About the degree

Content:

This program provides a broad insight into the design of process plants, industrial flow processes, applied thermodynamics, process synthesis and separation technology. The program utilizes experimental equipment, advanced mathematical modeling and powerful computer equipment. The program is concluded with an individual thesis (30 ECTS) based on research. The topic of the thesis is often one which has current relevance to today’s industry.

Year 1

FM1006 Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems 10 ECTS PEF1006 Thermodynamics 10 ECTS PEF1110 Transport Processes 10 ECTS PEF2106 Combustion and Process Safety 10 ECTS PEF2006 Gas Purification and Energy Optimization 10 ECTS PT2006 Process Technology and Equipment 10 ECTS ... [-]

MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Drammen

In combining the areas of human rights and multiculturalism, this MSc is unique in Europe. This is an interdisciplinary program focusing on human rights and culture at local, national, regional and international levels. [+]

MSc in Human Rights and Multiculturalism

In combining the areas of human rights and multiculturalism, this MSc is unique in Europe.

This is Human Rights and Multiculturalism

This is an interdisciplinary program focusing on human rights and culture at local, national, regional and international levels.

The program is designed to accommodate students with degrees in different academic disciplines. It is also a post graduate degree course in teacher education.

Because human rights knowledge and awareness of the public issues are crucial elements in the realization of human rights, the study of human rights education and human rights in professional practice are important elements in the program.... [-]


Master

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments. [+]

Joint master in Alpine Ecology

Alpine ecology is an academic field focusing on how abiotic and biotic factors affect the distribution and dynamics of species and populations in alpine environments.

Why Alpine Ecology?

The study will provide students with a better and broader understanding of present and future challenges and threats that alpine environments are facing. Through lectures and fieldwork/laboratory exercises students will acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate sustainable management and conservation strategies in alpine areas, and to do so in accordance with ethical and scientific guidelines. The ecology and management practices of alpine ecosystems in Norway (boreal) and Slovakia (temperate) will be highlighted.... [-]


Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

The most spectacular technology is happening at the micro and nano level and you can become an expert in this state of the art technology. We offer you a master's degree program in Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches. [+]

Master in Micro and Nano Systems Technology

The most spectacular technology is happening at the micro and nano level and you can become an expert in this state of the art technology. We offer you a master's degree program in Micro and Nano Systems Technology, which will open doors to exciting jobs in many different branches.

The master's degree in Micro and Nano Systems Technology is a two-year study program that is interdisciplinary with elements from electronics, mechanics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, modeling, and process technology. The aim of the study is to qualify successful candidates for a working environment in the diverse Micro and Nano Systems Technology; in the industry as well as in academia, research institutions and governmental agencies. The studies cover the entire production chain, including design, manufacturing, and characterization of micro and nanosystems.... [-]


Master in Systems Engineering

Campus Full time Part time 6 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 3 more

The Master program in Systems Engineering at NISE is a unique program in Norway due to the close and committed collaboration with international and leading high-technology companies. [+]

Master in Systems Engineering

The Master program in Systems Engineering at NISE is a unique program in Norway due to the close and committed collaboration with international and leading high-technology companies.

We collaborate with our industry partners and offer internships in a variety of businesses! You can also study the Master's program in Systems Engineering part time if you already work in a company or you can study single courses (with or without study points) if you are interested in learning more about Systems Engineering and Subsea.

This is Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering is a recognized method for developing systems in the automotive and oil industry, in computing, networking, communication, and R&D. With a Master's Degree in Systems Engineering, you will be eligible to participate in and lead the development of large complex products and systems that require the involvement of many disciplines.... [-]


Master in Systems Engineering with Embedded Systems

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

Systems Engineering is a widely recognized method for developing systems in industries such as automotive and oil, computers, network, communication, research, and development. [+]

Master in Systems Engineering with Embedded Systems

Systems Engineering is a widely recognized method for developing systems in industries such as automotive and oil, computers, network, communication, research, and development.

What is Systems Engineering

Complex industry-projects require the participation from several professions. It is of paramount importance that all participants in such projects are using the same methodology, that they use a common language that everyone understands.

Systems Engineering is an area of expertise where knowledge about how to develop complex products in the best way is gathered and developed.

Methodology and systems thinking that puts us in position to master the complexity that is required to create good, reliable and safe products that the market is requesting will in the future be of vital importance for modern industrial production.... [-]


Master of Environmental Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems. [+]

Master of Environmental Science

Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems.

About the degree

Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.

Emphasis will be placed on how and why different management strategies can contribute to sustainable use, conservation/protection and the recovery of natural and environmental resources. The study program is research and management oriented and provides a thorough experience of laboratory and fieldwork.... [-]


Master of Maritime Management

Campus Full time 4 semesters January 2018 Norway Porsgrunn Drammen Rauland + 2 more

The master program is intended for students aiming towards management positions within the maritime community. The maritime industry is a highly international and globalized industry with a lot of challenges and opportunities. [+]

Master of Maritime Management

The master program is intended for students aiming towards management positions within the maritime community. The maritime industry is a highly international and globalized industry with a lot of challenges and opportunities.

This is Maritime Management

Norway, as one of the world’s largest, most innovative and knowledge-based shipping nations, has one of the complete maritime business sectors in the world, the so-called Norwegian Maritime Cluster. This cluster forms the basis for unique maritime competence and high potential for further innovations. Welcome to a unique study program in the most exciting maritime cluster in the World.... [-]


Contact
Location address
Visiting adress
Gullbringvegen 36
3800 Bø

Telephone: + 47 35 02 62 00

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Porsgrunn, Drammen (Porsgrunn), NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Papirbredden – Drammen kunnskapspark
Grønland 58
3045 Drammen

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Drammen, NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Hasbergsvei 36
3616 Kongsberg

Postal adress
University College of Southeast-Norway
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Bodø, NO
Location address
Visitors adress
Kjølnes ring 56
Porsgrunn

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Porsgrunn, Drammen (Porsgrunn), NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Lærerskolevegen 40
3679 Notodden

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Porsgrunn, Drammen (Porsgrunn), NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Neslandsvegen 402
3864 Rauland

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Rauland, Drammen (Porsgrunn), NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Bredalsveien 14
3511 Hønefoss

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Oslo, NO
Location address
Visiting adress
Raveien 215
3184 Borre

Postal adress
Høgskolen i Sørøst-Norge
Postboks 235
3603 Kongsberg

Tønsberg, NO