Specialization in 5th (2nd) year at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Study Year 18-19)

Detailed information for MTP students

Specialization Projects Students at MTP

Valid for students belonging to the 5-year MSc study programs PuP and I&IKT and the 2-year MSc study programs Mechanical Engineering, Subsea Technology, RAMS, Project Management and Global Manufacturing Management for the Main Profiles:

  • Engineering Design and Materials (PuMa)

  • Production- and Quality Engineering (IPK)

Specialization in 5th (2nd) year

In the MSc study in technology at NTNU a major part of the 5th (2nd) year shall be a specialization in a selected area.  Two third (22.5 Sp) of the study points in the autumn semester and 100% of the spring semester are dedicated to specialization.  The following is mandatory:

Autumn semester 2018

  • Specialization Course – 7.5 Sp

  • Specialization Project – 15 Sp

Spring semester 2019

  • MSc Thesis – 30 Sp

In the autumn semester 2018, the students shall in addition select:

  • Complimentary Course (Komplementæremne) – 7.5 Sp

Selection of Specialization Project

  • The projects with a short description will be made available for the students on April 6, 2018.

  • On April 6, 2018 you will have access to all projects via MTP’s website. The SharePoint link will be published HERE.

  • Each student is encouraged to review the actual projects and to contact the supervisor for the most interesting project(s) to get more information and/or discuss the project content.

  • All students have to prioritize two projects (Priority 1 and 2) and to fill in an online application form, which will be available in SharePoint.

  • The deadline for completing the online application form is April 24, 2018.

  • The deadlines given above is also valid for 4th year MTP students spending this year abroad and for exchange students.

Distribution of Specialization Projects – feedback to the students

  • The number of students for each supervisor will be limited to i) secure quality of the supervision, and ii) capacity for supervision in the Research Groups.  Due to this, no pre-acceptance of a project for a student  will be allowed. 
  • After the deadline of the online application form (April 24, 2018), the projects will be distributed among the students based on their prioritized projects (Priority 1 and 2).  The supervisors will be involved in this distribution process.  That’s why it is important that the students contact the supervisor before they complete the online application form.
  • All students should have received feedback concerning their project choice by June 4, 2018.
  • A plan for the Specialization Project shall be developed by the student and discussed and agreed with the main supervisor no later than 2 weeks after the startup of the project.  During the project period this plan can be revised.

Master’s Thesis

The MSc Thesis is normally a continuation of the Specialization Project.  However, some students decide to change topic for the MSc Thesis.  This can be accepted by the MTP department assuming that the student finds a project and a main supervisor for the new project.


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