Master's Thesis
2010-2011 - 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 the results 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
Submitted thesis with formative feedback through oral presentation and peer review.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

External examiner in dialog with supervisor

Re-sit examination

After failure, a student may submit a new or a revised thesis once. If the student chooses to submit a revised version of the thesis, this must be submitted in the following semester.

Coursework Requirements

The student must participate in the supervision as a supervisee. The student must continuously be able to present project status to the supervisor and demonstrate that the project can be completed according to the current project plan or, alternatively, adjust the plan accordingly to ensure a successful outcome. 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.