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  1. Industrial Engineering, MS

    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 industrial engineering. 1.2. The student has knowledge and skills to analyse and solve complex problems in the various fields of specialisation within industrial engineering. The student must demonstrate independent and creative thinking when solving problems and complete the analysis such that results are clear. 1.3. The student can work autonomously and confidently on practical assignments, can design and specify measurements, select tools and equipment for measuring, review results, identify uncertainty factors and make reports in technical format. 1.4. The student can apply modern calculation methods and tools in solving technical problems, including graph and drawing software, programming languages and environments and design/analysing software. 2. Type of knowledge 2.1. The student has extensive knowledge of economics and operations of companies and organisations, including financial management, production management, quality management and logistics, innovation and product development, and can solve complex tasks within these areas. 2.2. The student has extensive knowledge of operation research, statistics, optimization and decision theories, including modelling and simulation, and can work on solving complex problems within various fields using different tools based on the a ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  2. Theology, mag. theol.

     A two year, post-graduate academic programme in Theology at the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies University of Iceland. The programme is mostly intended as occupational education of priests, and grants, in addition to work experience programmes/pastoral training, and any potential future requirements, the rights to assume office within the Church of Iceland. It is possible to finish the programme by doing work experience/ pastoral training within a different denomination than the Church of Iceland to gain the qualifications that the denomination in question might require. But those who registrate from fall-semester 2007 and after will graduate with a mag. theol. A BA in theology with pre-determined course selection is required for admission.   On completion of the programme, the following criteria shall be fulfilled:   Knowledge and understanding Students have expanded their knowledge and understanding of theology that they gained at former levels of study. Students have gained systematic understanding of the most recent findings available in the field of Theology and church activity. Students are able to use their knowledge and understanding while doing professional work within the Church, and are able to defend their professional decisions in the fields of Theology or when problems arise in church activity. Type of knowledge Students possess significant understanding of problems and subjects, based on the most recent information and research in Theology. Students have acquired knowledge by attending ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  3. Applied Studies in German in Tourism and Communication, MA

      1. Knowledge and understanding 1.1. The student has a thorough overview of the fields of tourism and communication in which communication and relations with German-speaking individuals and groups are of highest importance. 1.2. The student has knowledge of the basics and main concepts related to services for German-speaking tourists on one hand and communication and culture on the other hand. 1.3. The student has practical knowledge of Iceland as a travel destination for visitors from the German-speaking countries and of Germany, Austria and Switzerland as travel destinations for Icelanders. 1.4. The student has a clear understanding of what is implied in innovative ideas in tourism, organization of tours and other tourism projects, creation of itineraries and high-quality presentations, with special reference to German-speaking tourists. 1.5. The student has a clear understanding of what is thorough and accepted communication of culture and is aware of the special needs of German-speaking groups and individuals regarding choice of topics, topical approach and presentation. 1.6. The student has obtained thorough knowledge of German vocabulary in the domains of tourism and communication as well as the register suitable for texts in these fields. 1.7. The student has knowledge of cross-cultural communication with special consideration of the German-speaking nations. 1.8. The student knows important information media in the field of tourism.   2. Type of knowledge 2.1. The student has gained his knowledge by att ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  4. Methodology, MA

    1. Knowledge and understanding Upon graduation, students should have detailed knowledge and understanding of social science methodology. This means that the student should: have a good overview of different methods, their strengths and weaknesses and understand key matters of oppinion in the application of different methods. have and be able to acquire knowledge with different research methods. be able to justify the choice of research method. be able to discuss different research method in their field of study. have knowledge of the ethics of science. 2. Skills At graduation, the student can apply different social science research methods to acquire and share knowledge. This means that the student: have the skills to analyze and disseminate statistics. be able to understand and deal with complex and simple research projects in a professional setting. be able to apply their knowledge and understanding of research methods in future work and study. have mastered the appropriate software. be able to collect, analyze and assess the quality of scientific data. demonstrate originality in the organization and conduct of social science research. be able to apply their knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills in new and unfamiliar situations or interdisciplinary context. be able to develop projects in theoretical context by using appropriate research methods in their field. have the ability to integrate knowledge, tackling complex subjects and formulating opinions based on available information. be able to su ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  5. Accounting and Auditing, M.Acc.

    The M.Acc programme (Master of Accounting and Auditing) assumes that, already at the commencement of their studies, students will manifest independent work procedures, plan their own work and comply with the timing requirements laid down in the programme. Prerequisites comprise a first class average grade from a basic university programme in business studies with special emphasis on accounting. In the event that this path of study had a different area of emphasis, the student in question will have to attend a preparatory course. New recruits must have completed approximately nine BS courses, with a first class average grade, in order to be able to embark on the Master’s  programme. Objectives from the European Union, on which the programme is based, specify the knowledge required of a chartered accountant; consequently there is little or no flexibility in the choice of courses.The learning outcomes reflect the information outlined above and define the knowledge, skills and competence students gain through their course of study and are expected to have mastered upon its completion. Knowledge outcomes define the academic knowledge attained by the students during their studies, and skills outline the standards used to assess the students’ proficiency in  applying their knowledge. Finally, competence illustrates the students’ professional ability after completing their studies. 1. Knowledge  1.1 The student possesses an understanding of the purpose and aim of financial reporting and auditing, both with regard to th ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  6. Health and Health Education, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge This means that student: Has knowledge of the effects of lifestyle on health. Has knowledge of the main lifestyle-related diseases and the effects of physical activity and exercise on those diseases. Has extensive knowledge of the main theories related to health education in society. Has knowledge of the main concept and research methods and the related ethical issues in the disciplines of health promotion and health education. Has extensive knowledge of the importance of health promotion and health education in modern day society. Skills This means that student: Can use theories and concepts to advice and guide in the disciplines of health promotion and health education. Can develop both short-term and long-term aims in health promotion for individuals and groups. Can use organized, various methods based on research to promote daily physical activity, health, and well-being. Can use critical thinking to solve problems (faglegra vandamála) the disciplines of health promotion and health education. Competence This means that student: Is able to use research and established methods to improve and maintain health of individuals throughout the lifespan. Can follow, assess, and interpretate topics and research that effect physical activity and health promotion. Can discuss and argue the development of health promotion (geti gert grein fyrir og rökstutt uppbyggingu á heilsueflingu). Can establish, direct, and conduct preventative and rehabilitative projects (forvarna- og meðferðarverkefni) in the disciplines ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  7. Inter-American Studies, MA

    The aims of the MA Programs in Inter-American Studies are that students: gain expert knowledge of the languages, history and literatures of the Americas can utilize their language(s) of expertise to disseminate research findings internationally are familiar with central issues in their field of expertise can utilize emergent expertise in their area 1   Knowledge:
 Upon completion of their degree, students have knowledge of their field of specialization within the broader framework of the languages, cultures, histories and literatures of the Americas. It involves that the students 1.1 have sound knowledge and understanding of their field of study. 1.2 have a firmly established and contextualized insight into recent findings in their field. 1.3 are familiar with the methodology of their field.   2  Skills: Upon completion of their degree, students have command of the methodologies of their field of specialization. It involves that the students 2.1 have adopted adequate academic skills. 2.2 can apply their knowledge and insight in their research and substantiate their views on academic findings. 2.3 know how to access academic data, analyze and assess it. 2.4 demonstrate originality in their development and utilization of ideas. 2.5 have developed their ability to work independently on projects or research.  2.6 can comprehend and solve complex academic assignments. 2.7 can apply their knowledge, insight and competence to new circumstances and adapt it to intercultural teamwork   3  Competence: Upon completion ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  8. Russian and East-European Studies, Postgraduate Diploma

    Knowledge Upon graduation degree holders possess knowledge of the field. This entails: comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Russian and East-European culture. good basic understanding of Eastern-Europe’s history of ideas and contemporary history. awareness of regional diversity, scientific ethics and divergent methods and ideas relevant to his/her field of study. understanding of the different methods available to sustain acquired comprehension and knowledge, and capability in attaining further knowledge in his/her field of research.  Skills Upon graduation students can apply the methods and procedures of the field. This entails that they: can see their own research topic on a broader scale, are able to independently evaluate contradictory points of view in his/her field, and to compare their own results to the findings of other researchers. can apply his/her knowledge and understanding to own research and evaluate the significance of different methodologies within the field. demonstrate originality when developing research projects and seeking solutions for research tasks. can use the relevant equipment, technology and software applicable for the study of their field.  Competences Upon graduation students can apply their knowledge and skills in a practical way in their profession and/or further studies. This entails that they: have developed the competences to gather scientific material for research and can independently select the analytical criteria relevant to his/her project. have developed the com ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  9. Biostatistics, MS

    Upon successful completion of the MS degree students should meet the following criteria (in addition to those acquired during their undergraduate studies): Knowledge The student has acquired understanding of basic concepts and research methods used within biostatistics, such as statistical genetics, regression for continuous and categorical outcomes, survival analysis, as well as research methods and study design in biomedical sciences and epidemiology. The student can apply the theories of biostatistics within his/her field of specialisation. The student has a basic understanding of concepts in epidemiological research, as well as having knowledge about the main study designs used in biomedicine. Skills The student can apply the statistical methods relevant to his/her research. The student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the statistical methodology applied in biomedicine. The student can implement statistical methodology needed to address and resolve the problems that might arise in a research within his/her filed of specialisation. The student can collaborate and be an active team player in planning and executing a research in biomedicine and epidemiology. The student can produce written reports on his/her research as well as summarise other research conducted in the same field. The student can perform reproducible statistical analysis. The student can write scientific extracts, articles and reports in a reproducible fashion. The student can choose appropriate statistical methods and so ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland
  10. Environment and Natural Resources, Master's

    Two year academic and research-oriented graduate programme in environment and natural resources at the University of Iceland. The programme is organized and administered collectively by the 5 Schools of UI: School of Education, School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, School of Health Sciences, School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences. Students graduate from one of the faculties within the above schools with the degree magister scientarium (MS) or magister artium (MA). The programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a research project of either 30 or 60 ECTS and qualifies graduates to be admitted to doctoral programmes at level 3. Candidates must have completed a first University degree (BS, BA or other equivalent degrees), and fulfil other considerations set by the programme board. Upon completion of the degree each student should have fulfilled the following goals, in addition to what was gained at the previous level: Knowledge The student has gained interdisciplinary and international knowledge about the environment and natural resources. The student possesses knowledge of theories and management tools in the various academic fields that contribute to the field of environment and natural resources. The student has acquired knowledge through research and can put the latest relevant knowledge in context within their field of specialization. The student understands how the field of environment and natural resources transcends traditional disciplines and how the various disciplines act together. The stu ...

    Category: Qualifications Location: Iceland

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