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Specialization in 5th (2nd) year at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (Study Year 2021-22)

Specialization, Project Selection and Distribution 2021/2022 (detailed information for MTP-students)

Procedure for Project Execution at MTP 2021/2022

Specialization Projects Students at MTP

Valid for students belonging to the 5-year MSc study programs PuP (Mechanical Engineering),  I&IKT (Engineering and ICT), Materials Science and Engineering and Nano Technology, 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

  • Specialization Course – 7.5 Sp

  • Specialization Project – 15 Sp

Spring semester

  • MSc Thesis – 30 Sp

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

  • Complimentary Course (Komplementæremne) – 7.5 Sp

Girl making a prototype of something

Selection of Specialization Project

  • The projects with a short description will be made available for the students via MTPs website on March 16, 2021. A link to all projects has been 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.

  • Due to company contract obligations and research related needs, some supervisors will pre-select students to specific projects before this deadline.

  • The supervisors will register a possible pre-selection until April 16, 2021. In this case, they will change the availability of the project in SharePoint (to not-available), publish the student’s name next to the project and send an e-mail with the project title, student’s name and e-mail address to the responsible study advisor. In this case the pre-selected student does not have to fill in a formal application.

  • All other students have to fill in an online application form, which is available in SharePoint. In the application the student can prioritize two projects (Priority 1 and 2).

  • The deadline for completing the online form is April 26, 2021.

  • 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 max. number of students for each supervisor will be limited to 6 to i) secure quality of the supervision, and ii) capacity for supervision in the Research Groups.
  • After the deadline of the online application form, 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, 2021.
  • 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.


Student work stations

As of autumn 2021, all our student workplaces will be clean desk. These are reserved for our 5th year master students. This means that no student will have a permanent workspace and that all desks must be cleared at the end of each day.

The workplaces are available from the start of semester 2021 until the end of semester spring 2022. Reservations for 238 (PU-LAB) and PFI must be booked in advance in TP (reservations for Valgrinda will also be in place shortly). Access will be given based on study program level. See attached for further information.

22 Sep 2021