Master's Thesis
2009-2010 - IMT4901 - 30 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The thesis will demonstrate the student's ability to clearly and independently define a significant problem relevant to the master's program; arrange necessary studies or experiments; then organize and analyze data; draw defensible conclusions and make recommendations; and to present your work in written and oral forms.


The student shall pick a specific problem of relevance to the master's program. The topic must represent a challenge within the specific area and must require that the student adheres to practises that are common within the area. The topic must be preapproved by the supervisor.

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Evaluation of Project(s) (evaluated by supervisor and an examiner)
Submitted Thesis with formative assessment through oral presentation and peer review.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

External examiner and supervisor will together mark all the Thesis.

Re-sit examination

A Master's Thesis can not be revised.

Coursework Requirements

The student must submit a Master Thesis proposal to be approved by the supervisor. The student is required to defend the thesis in an oral presentation. The student is required to review the work of one fellow student and to present this review during the student's defense. Each student is also required to participate in the oral presentation held by at least four other fellow students.