M60-KB Master's Thesis

Credits (ECTS):60

Course responsible:Åsmund Røhr Kjendseth, Hilde Vinje

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Course frequency:Autumn and spring parallel.

Nominal workload:1500 hours

Teaching and exam period:Autumn and spring

About this course

Biotechnology is very important in the transition towards a greener and more sustainable society. Chemistry plays an important role in domestic life, and you will learn about the compounds we and our environment consists of and how environmental pollution affects both nature and man.

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.

  • Independent work under supervision
  • The student is entitled to 80 hours of supervision totally including assessment of the thesis

    Contains 80 credits (ECTS) in engineering sciences (nationally specified) including 27 credits mathematics,/statistics, 15 credits physics, 5 credits economics / social studies, 10 credits informatics

    Specialisation in chemistry and biotechnology.

  • Written assignment with oral defense, counts 100%

    Master thesis Grading: Letter grades Master thesis with oral defence Grading: Letter grades
  • 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.
  • Supervision in English on demand.

    The main supervisor must be a scientific employee at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisors may be employed at other universities or external research institutions / industry. Co-supervisors must be approved by the main supervisor and the responsible Faculty. The total hours of supervision are to be divided between all supervisors.

  • The student work full-time with the thesis in two semesters.
  • Students at M-KB.
  • The course is reserved for students who are admitted to the Master's study in technology, chemistry and biotechnology