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  1. General Linguistics, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student has a precise and clear understanding of selected subjects in the field of general linguistics, contemporary and/or historical, and of their relationship with other subjects such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, philosophy, style and translation theory.1.2. The student is familiar with specialised fields in the above-mentioned areas and has experience of researching the history of the subjects in question.1.3. The student can place the matter he has in hand in a wider context, make an independent evaluation of a issue debated in the field and compare his conclusions with those of other academics. 1.4. Through writing his final thesis the student will have gained broad experience and experience of research and will have had a baptism of fire in working independently. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in linguistics in the international arena. 2.2. The student has gained knowledge in his chosen field in general linguistics, with participation in specialised courses, seminars, conferences and through his own research. 3. Applied skills and competence 3.1. The student can use his knowledge and skills to take on new and previously unknown problems in the field of linguistics.3.2. The student can take part in academic debate in on issues relating to linguistics.3.3. The student can present academic conclusions, equally to an audience of specialists and to the public.3.4. Th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. German for Practical Purposes, Diploma

    1.    Knowledge and understanding 1.1.    Students have a substantial knowledge of German language.1.2.    Students have a good fundamental knowledge of the national and business life, culture and history of German-speaking countries. 2.    Type of knowledge 2.1.    Students have a good command of German language, especially relating to the use of German in business.2.2.    Students have general knowledge about the national and business lives, culture and history of German-speaking countries. 3.    Practical skills 3.1.    Students can understand the main points of a discussion taking place in German about various issues relating to daily life, business, national life, culture and history.3.2.    Students are able to write texts on general issues and specific work-related matters.3.3.    Students are able to interact about general issues and specific work-related matters by being proficient in describing their experiences, attitudes and opinions as well as rationalising and explaining their concerns and plans in German. 3.4.    Students are able to handle most situations that are likely to arise in general dealings with people in or from the German-speaking community. 4.    Theoretical skills 4.1.    Students can understand the substance of relatively complex texts about objective and abstract subject matter, including technological debate about particular work-related topics.4.2.    Students are able to write comprehensive texts about distinguishable subjects and develop a clear perspective of matters in the m ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Industrial Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context     have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking Students who graduate with a BS degree in Industrial Engineering: have acquired general knowledge about the field of industrial engineering can design, ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Spanish, MA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding:1.1.    The student has good knowledge and comprehension of one factor, his chosen field, of Spanish and linguistics, or history and literature of Spanish speaking nations, with a broad perception of diverse views, methods and ideas that drive research in that field. 1.2.    A master's student has obtained an understanding in an organized manner of the latest knowledge in his field of choice.1.3.    The student can use his knowledge and understanding in his research and can take a reasoned stance on academic problems. 2.    Type of knowledge:2.1.    The master's student is familiar with important matters and problems that are debated in his chosen field in the international arena. 2.2.    The student has gained his knowledge in his chosen field both with participation in specialised courses, symposia or seminars and his own research. 3.    Practical competence3.1.    The master's student can gather, analyse and evaluate scientific data.3.2.    The student can write academic article for publication in journals.3.3.    The student has developed the ability to work independently on research and is prepared to write academic texts on issues in his area of choice, alone or with others, for publication in the appropriate venue. 3.4.    The master's student understands and can deal with complex matters in an academic context. 4.    Theoretical skills4.1.    The master's student can independently evaluate when varying methods of analysis and complex academic issues are appropriate. 4. ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Supervision in Social Work, Postgraduate Diploma

    Upon finishing the diploma programme students will have knowledge of supervision in social work and be able to use skills and approaches used in supervision in a social work practice. This includes that students: Have knowledge of, understand and are able to discuss theories and perspectives of supervision in social work and use skills and strategies in their own practice contexts. Are able to apply their knowledge and understanding of supervision, skills and approaches in professional social work practice. Have knowledge of and are competent in applying a holistic approach and hold a dynamic vision on interrelationships between individuals, between institutions and between institutions involved in collaboration.  Are able to apply knowledge in engaging with complex situations and can justify the use of practice approaches based on research evidence and the knowledge derived from the development of social work approaches. Have developed and demonstrated the skills needed in organising and implementing supervision strategies, as well as skills in working independently in supervision of individuals, professional groups, directors and institutions involved in institutional collaboration. Are able to make independent decisions about projects which involve supervision and to justify their decisions. Have worked towards strengthening their professional identity and skills in participating in collaborative teamwork. Have worked towards promoting supervision as an approach in supporting professionals and directors, th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Art History and Art Theory, BA

    1.    Knowledge and understanding1.1.    Students know the fundamentals of Art History and Theory.1.2.    Students have basic knowledge of methods, theories and concepts in Art History and Theory.1.3.    Students have a general overview of the history of art and visual culture.1.4.    Students have been trained in understanding, analysing and interpreting works of art from different periods and from various societies.1.5.    Students have gained an understanding of various forms of art, such as painting, sculpture/3D art, graphic art, multi media, performing arts, installations etc.1.6.    Students have gained special insight into Icelandic art history. 2.    Practical skills2.1.    Students have acquired independent working methods and mastered scholarly presentation skills in both written language and oral expression. 2.2.    Students can work independently and methodically on specific Art History and Theory topics.2.3.    Students are able to use guidance and comments in order to enhance their analysis of Art History and Theory.2.4.    Students are able to set goals, and devise and follow a work schedule in writing a scholarly text.2.5.    Students can apply their knowledge to other related fields, such as Museum Studies, Cinema Studies, Ethnography, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies. 3.    Theoretical skills3.1.    Students know the fundamentals of source evaluation and can use sources in their own investigations in the standard manner.3.2.    Students have an understanding of theoretical texts and can exploi ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Civil Engineering, MS

    Definition A two-year graduate study programme in civil engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the University of Iceland. The study programme is 120 credits composed of either 60 credits in courses and 60 credits in a research project or 90 credits in courses and 30 credits in a research project. The standard requirement is that students have completed a BS in civil and environmental engineering but graduates from related disciplines can be admitted on fulfilling supplementary requirements.Knowledge, competence and skills On completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding: 1.1. The student understands the newest knowledge in civil engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in some selected specific field in civil engineering. 1.3. The student has skills in adopting new approaches in solving problems. 1.4. The student can distinguish between reality and simplified computational models, approximations and empirical relations. 1.5. The student can demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.6. The student knows his technical limits and knows when it is necessary to call a specialist. 2. Type of knowledge: 2.1. The student has extensive knowledge of some specific field within civil engineering, for instance in structu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Dental Technology, BS

    RequirementsTo complete the course 180 ECTS units are required. The course is a 3 year full-time programme.CompetenceKnowledge, competence and skillsOn completion of the study programme the student can demonstrate knowledge, skills and competence as detailed below: 1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1 The student has knowledge of the main fundamental elements of health science to make restorations of teeth and tissues or their equivalent. 1.2 The student has the basic knowledge of making fixed and removable prosthesis, knowledge in making orthodontic appliances, implants and CAD/CAM technology in dental technology. 1.3 The student has knowledge and understanding of chemistry and material science relating to the field. 1.4 The student understands the evolution of dental technology, is familiar with rules and regulations valid to people working within the health care. 1.5 The student has knowledge in prevention/information and passing it on to clients as well as understanding the professional responsibility of the trade. 1.6 The student knows its working field and the limitation of solutions regarding work projects. 1.7 The student has an understanding that his work is in the public’s interest and it is his responsibility to have the client’s interest at heart.   2. Type of knowledge: 2.1  Theory and practical knowledge of dental technology: prostheses, orthodontics, chrome/cobalt work, partial dentures, crown- and bridge work, repairs and restoration of dental appliances. 2.2 Knowledge in cell biology, biology, ch ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Software Engineering, BS

    Students who graduate with a BS degree in engineering: can apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to solve problems in their professional field can plan and carry out experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data and information in a critical manner can analyze and design systems, components , or processes to meet needs within realistic constraints including those based on  ethical, social, economic, health, safety, environmental, manufacturability and aesthetic values can operate in multidisciplinary teams and lead task groups can identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems or issues in a professional manner as an individual or as part of a group have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, sustainable development, and interaction of different cultures can communicate effectively in a logical manner understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context     have an understanding of the need to maintain and renew knowledge, skills and competence and have acquired practices for life-long learning have knowledge of contemporary issues can use techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice can carry out a discerning information search have acquired independence, organized procedures, open-mindedness, creative and critical thinking ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Teaching Natural Sciences, M.Ed.

    On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be met. Knowledge. On completion of the programme Teaching Natural Sciences, M.Ed., the student is expected to know and understand: The status of the Icelandic school system in regards to international agreements connected to education and human development, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Salamanca Declaration. Legislation and regulations relating to schooling and the rights and obligations of employees and students in the school system. The role of the national curriculum and how it shapes teaching of individual subjects and work in schools as a whole. The philosophical, historical, social and psychological premises behind different policies of curriculum and assessment. Diverse learning and teaching methods and their theoretical grounds. Methods of educational research and processes and the use of research findings. Fundamental issues in professionalism in the teaching profession and ethical rules and boundaries. The role of natural sciences in all levels of education. How to apply their own knowledge and methods in the natural sciences to build, develop, and solve issues in the natural sciences. How to integrate knowledge, apply complex subjects, and present a reasoned opinion. How to explain the basic concepts, principles, and theories of natural sciences that are taught in elementary schools and link them to the students’ way of life, technology, the structure of society, and the environment. Fundamental concepts and ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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