Course code M60-KB

M60-KB Master's Thesis

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Course responsible: Morten Sørlie
ECTS credits: 60
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn and spring
Course frequency: Autumn and spring parallel.
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Students at M-KB.
Course contents:
The Master thesis consists of an independent research project during the last semester of the study.The Master thesis can be written as a monograph or scientific article. Students receive guidance from an appointed supervisor and co-supervisor s). The supervision will ensure that students find literature, and get practical advice on data collection and laboratory work, as well as ethical guidelines. The exam is in the form of a student presentation and a scientific discussion about the masterproject.
Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: After completing the thesis, the student will be able to conduct and implement an independent research project on a selected topic.

SKILLS: Use relevant theories and research methods as a tool in research. Analyze and draw conclusions from an independent research project.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: Convey information based on the independent research project in writing and orally. Read, understand and make use of research litterature. Adhere to ethics guidelines.

Learning activities:
Independent work under supervision
Teaching support:
The student is entitled to 80 hours of supervision totally including assessment of the thesis
Syllabus:
Teaching materials developed individually.
Prerequisites:

SIVING:

Contains 80 credits in engineering sciences (nationally specified) that includes 30 credits mathematics, 20 credits physics, 10 credits economics / social studies, 10 credits informatics, 10 credits statistics, 80 credits chemistry and 80 credits biotechnology.

Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved Master`s contract between student and supervisor (s),with detailed progressplan, to be handed in at the Faculty before the project starts.
Assessment:
Written assignment with oral defense, counts 100%
Nominal workload:
1800 hours
Entrance requirements:
The course is reserved for students who are admitted to the Master's degree in technology, chemistry and biotechnology
Type of course:
The student work full-time with the thesis in two semesters.
Examiner:
The internal and external examiner will participate in the assessment of the thesis and the oral examination.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / F