M60-BA Master's Thesis

Credits (ECTS):60

Course responsible:Leif Daniel Houck

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Course frequency:Every year

Nominal workload:1500 hours

Teaching and exam period:Spring and Autumn

About this course

The Master thesis consists of an independent research project during the last semester of the study. 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 master project.

Learning outcome

After completing the thesis, the student will be able to:

- Conduct and implement an independent research project on a selected topic.

- Use relevant theories and research methods as a tool in research.

- Analyze and draw conclusions from an independent research project.

- Convey information based on the independent research project in writing and orally.

- Read, understand and make use of research litterature.

- Adhere to ethics guidelines.

  • Independent work under supervision
  • The student is entilted to 80 hours of supervision totally including assessment of the thesis.
  • Requires admission to a NMBU master programme. Background must contain 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 and relevant programme courses.
  • Written assignment with oral defense, counts 100%

  • The internal and external examiner will participate in the assessment of the thesis and the oral examination.
  • Approved Master`s contract between student and supervisor (s),with detailed progressplan, to be handed in at the Faculty before the project starts.
  • The student work full-time with the thesis in two semesters.
  • The 60 credits master thesis is only granted upon application to the RealTek Teaching Committee.