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Makerspace Micro Courses

Bachelor's course - Continuing education

The study programme consists of short and skills-based micro courses that give you a basic understanding of some of the techniques and equipment often associated with Makerspaces.

  • Admission requirements

  • How to apply

    You apply via Søknadsweb (fsweb.no), where you fill in your details and upload all the required documents.

    More information about admission (in Norwegian)

    Application deadline: 15 October 

    You will receive the admission result 1 November.

  • Time and duration

    Rapid Prototype Design, Introduction to Programming, CNC Milling – A Practical Introduction and Introduction to Electronics and PCB design will have teaching autumn 2022. 

    See further information about dates and times for teaching in Makerspace Micro Courses at student.oslomet.no.

  • Content

    The courses at Makerspace Micro Courses are designed to be complementary to any professional education and are developed by a network of departments and sections, most of them located at Faculty of Technology, Art and Design (TKD).

    They provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration across departments and faculties. 

    Moreover, these courses facilitate cross-collaborations between students from life-long learning, bachelor, master and PhD students at OsloMet.

    The courses can be taken by students from all study programmes, and by individuals that want to continue their education for personal and/or professional development.   

    The programme is designed to fit an audience of all levels of tech experience and backgrounds.

    A hands-on learning experience is provided through practical exercises and workshops both online and on campus at the OsloMet Makerspace and AI Makerspace facilities.

    Since the Makerspace Micro Courses is not bound directly to any specific academic degree, it is used as a launching platform for educational activities in emerging technologies. More courses are certain to emerge in the future. 

    Rapid Prototype Design (2.5 ECTS)

    Students in this hands-on course will be introduced to rapid prototyping technologies available at the Makerspace, including laser cutting and 3D printing. 

    Through practical assignments, you will learn how to design and fabricate physical artefacts and understand the impact of rapid prototyping technologies on society.

    Introduction to Programming (2.5 ECTS)

    In this course you are going to make your first step towards becoming a programmer. You are going to learn about the steps, tools and processes necessary to create software.

    You are going to learn the basics of not one but three programming languages and develop a software to automate one task. By the end of this course, you will have the necessary knowledge to develop code.

    Intro to Electronics and PCB Design (2.5 ECTS)

    Students in this hands-on course will be introduced to tools to make basic electronics and printed circuit boards (PCB) available at the Makerspace, including electronic components and soldering tools. 

    Through practical assignments students will learn how to design and fabricate circuit board.

    This micro-course is for students, start-ups, companies, and individuals interested in learning electronics from the ground up and learn how to build printed circuit boards (PCBs).

    CNC-milling – A Practical Intro (2.5 ECTS)

    A micro course offered at Makerspace for students from all areas interested in learning basics of CNC milling. 

    Milling is a subtraction method for removal of material, and CNC milling (Computer Numerical Control milling) means that the milling machine is moved and monitored by numerical control, rather than by hand. 

    CNC milling is widely used in the automated manufacturing industry because of its ability to cut a wide range of materials and produce custom-designed parts much faster than conventional machining. 

    This course is an introduction to the machining basics and the practical use of the CNC milling machine.

  • Teaching methods

    The micro courses are asynchronous and module-based such that you can take the modules in the order of your choice. 

    Parts of the courses are also online, and can be adapted if you due to your place of residence or life situation, do not have the opportunity to study permanently at the university.

    The programme uses Canvas as a learning platform, whereas Zoom or Teams is used for digital teaching. Digital teaching will alternate between live lectures and digital learning resources.

    Rapid Prototype Design

    The course will give hands-on practice work in the makerspace, live lectures, group discussions, and online videos.  

    The course has four mandatory modules that students can take in any order and at their own pace over the course of a semester.

    Each module has an associated workshop, an online quiz, and an assignment. Once all the module requirements have been fulfilled, the student qualifies for the exam. 

    Workshops in each module will be published at the beginning of the semester and will be repeated multiple times during the semester to provide flexibility for the student.

    Introduction to Programming

    This course uses online videos, live lectures, group discussions, and demonstrations using pre-developed code.

    The course is also module-based and will run in an asynchronous way.  

    Each module has an associated lecture, a quiz, and a small project.

    Intro to Electronics and PCB Design

    The course will have hands-on practice work in the makerspace and lectures.

    CNC-milling – A Practical Intro

    The course will have hands-on practice work in the makerspace and lectures.

  • Course description

    Optional course Spans multiple semesters

    1st year of study

  • Costs

  • Exam and assessment

    Exams are submitted at the end of the semester when all module requirements in the respective courses are met.

    • Rapid Prototype Design: The exam is a final project where a physical artefact will be made. Pass or Fail.
    • Introduction to Programming: A Project Report (1000 - 1500 words) describing the thinking process behind a practical application of the topics covered in the class. The exam result can be appealed.
    • Intro to Electronics and PCB design: The exam is a final project where a physical artefact will be made. Pass or Fail. 
    • NC-milling – A Practical Intro: The exam is a final project where a physical artefact will be made. Pass or Fail. 

Questions about this course?

You can contact us by e-mail if you have questions about this course.