Bachelor's thesis
2011-2012 - IMT3912 - 20 ECTS


The studens must pass 120 ECTS credits before they can start working on the bachelor thesis.

Expected learning outcomes

The bachelor thesis concludes the study and will combine important parts of the scientific content of the study program. After successful completion the students have acquired:


  • new knowledge in a part of the subject area chosen by the students
  • an understanding of how to work in systematic ways, having reflective capabilities, and being able to conduct systematic/scientific assessments
  • knowledge of the process of planning and conducting an independent piece of work, specifying problem to solve and analysing the identified problems based on theoretical as well as empirical data, and solve the problem in a methodologically acceptable way


  • skills in composing a problem statement of general interest within the subject area, under supervision
  • skills in searching and identifying relevant scientific literature, under supervision
  • skills in studying a delimited problem and developing alternative ways to solve the problem
  • skills in documenting and presenting project results in a systematic/scientific way

 General Competence:

  • appreciation of scientific ethics; being capable of identifying ethical concerns of relevance for the chosen problem
  • a consciousness of the impact the project may have on individuals, companies, and society


The students choose a preapproved problem within the subject area.

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Final report

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

External and internal examiner

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

  • Problem description
  • Project plan
  • Written report signed by all project members
  • Individual reflection notes
  • Project presentation on Internet
  • Project poster
  • Oral presentation at the end of the project