Engineering Bachelor Project
Study plans 2016-2017 - TØL3905 - 20 ECTS


Students must have completed a minimum of 100 ECTS credits from their registered Course of Studies by no later than 1st September of the academic year in which this dissertation will be attempted, with the following additional requirements:

  • Full time students must have completed their 100 ECTS credits from their first four semesters;
  • Part time or flexible programme students must have completed their 100 ECTS credits from their first six semesters.

Additionally, from Autumn 2015, the 100 ECTS credits must include the following subjects:

  • REA1141 Mathematics 1 (REA1141F Mathematics 1 for flexible programme engineering students);
  • REA2101 Physics and Chemistry.

Expected learning outcomes

• Able to carry out research and development within the field of the registered Course of Studies;
• Demonstrates an understanding of methodical working;
• Has the ability to develop systematic/scientific evaluations.
• Able to update knowledge in their disciplines, both through information gathering and contact with extrenal groups and practitioners;
• Able to reflect on the issues and problems faced by their chosen discipline;
• Can go in depth into specific issues and develop clear alternative options;
• Able to apply knowledge and relevant research and development results in order to solve theoretical, technical and practical issues within their disciplines, including justifying their choices;
• Able to develop and define concrete issues of general social interest to their discipline;
• Can find, evaluate, use and refer to information and technical material, and present it so that it highlights and explains a problem.
General Competence:
• Has insight into scientific integrity and an understanding of ethical issues that are of relevance to the problem;
• Has insight into the environmental, health, social and economic consequences of products and solutions in their area and can put them in an ethical and lifetime perspective;
• Able to disseminate scientific knowledge to diverse audiences both in writing and orally in both Norwegian and English;
• Able to reflect on his/her own professional practice


The topic for the project is selected within the student’s discipline.

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Personal supervision.

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

The written project report together, with any resulting product, is given a provisional grading. Projects with provisional grades from A to E then proceed to oral presentation and public discussion. Provisional grades may then, as a result of the oral presentation and public discussion, be adjusted by one grade up or down.

Grading Scale

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

External/internal examiner

Internal examiner and external moderator

Re-sit examination

Candidates that do not obtain a pass grade have the end of the following semester to present an improved project for reassessment.

Coursework Requirements

  • A project plan in Norwegian, with an oral presentation of the project in English;
  • Presentation of the project on the Internet, including an English abstract;
  • An individual log (diary of progress) - for group projects a co-author declaration is required;
  • A poster.

Teaching Materials

Technical literature appropriate to the project themes.

Recommended methodology, research and scientific learning aids:

  • K. Halvorsen. En innføring i vitenskapelig metode. ISBN: 8270377945
  • A. Johannessen, L. Christoffersen og P. A. Tufte. Forskningsmetode for økonomisk-administrative fag, ISBN: 82-7935-211-2
  • M. Stene. Vitenskapelig forfatterskap. ISBN: 82-463-0016-4
  • H. Westhagen. Prosjektarbeid: Utviklings- og endringskompetanse. ISBN: 82-05-30539-0

Additional information

If the project grade is appealed, new examiners will be appointment to re-assess the the written materials. Where the grading for the written materials is changed, a new oral presentation and discussion is required.

In cases where an interdisciplinary bachelor project topic is chosen – ie affecting two or more study programmes – the topic must be approved by each of the academic groups concerned in accordance with the academic requirements of their respective study programmes. In such cases, exemptions may be granted from certain provisions in the above course description. The requirements given in the Regulations on the Curriculum for Engineering Education must nevertheless be fulfilled for interdisciplinary projects.