Specialization Course
2009-2010 - IMT4881 - 5 ECTS


Must be determined by the supervisor based upon the particular assignment.

Expected learning outcomes

The student will learn how to master a particular topic individually


The student and the supervisor will agree on a topic together. The supervisor is responsible for the fact that the workload for the student should be equivalent to other 5ECTS courses. The student will work as much as possible independently with some supervision by the supervisor.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

The teaching methods depend on the particular topic agreed upon by the student and the supervisor

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

Could be both

Re-sit examination

The whole subject must be repeated.

Teaching Materials

Depending on the particular agreed upon topic

Additional information

This course is intended for students who want to work independently on a particular topic of his/her interest. The student needs to find a supervisor by him/herself. The supervisor and the student will need to agree on a topic together. Topics can be for example (list is not exclusive):
* studying a particular topic from literature
* investigating a particular open research problem
* performing experiments on a research topic
In general the student will write a report on his studies or findings that can be evaluated either by the supervisor or by an external examiner. Another option for the evaluation could be writing an article for a publication or a presentation at a conference or an oral exam with the supervisor or a third person.