AAR4992 - Master Thesis in Real Estate and Facility Management


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

The course comprises a Master's thesis in Real Estate Development and Facilities Management with a total of 30 credits. The assignment builds on the subject AAR4874 - Theory and methods for master's theses (7.5 credits) where the student has submitted a project report with a draft of the background, problem statement, theoretical framework and research methods. The Master's thesis will develop research questions or hypotheses and discuss theories and relevant models in a national and international perspective, research design and scientific methods. It will further explain how data collection, analyses and discussions have been completed and provide a basis for describing findings, results and conclusions. The Master's thesis must satisfy NTNUs requirements for good structure, form, language and the use of references.

Learning outcome

The student will develop knowledge of theories and methods for conducting research within relevant topics within Real Estate Development and Facilities Management, and be able to use quantitative and qualitative methods in the work with the master's thesis. The student will have the skills to formulate a research problem and research questions, and to see the relationship between the research problem, theory and methodology. The student will have general competence in preparing a work plan for the project and making an outline for the master's thesis. The student will have experience of independent work in data collection and other information, processing and analysis of data and findings of both qualitative and quantitative nature. The student will have developed competence in assessing and discussing findings based on a set of data that they have collected, and be able to draw independent conclusions and summarize the results of the work with the master's thesis.

Learning methods and activities

The course will be conducted as an individual project work or as a collaboration between two students. A seminar will be held on report writing and relevant topics in the project work, and discussion of the students' projects. Submission of written project assignment

Further on evaluation

Assessment takes place on the basis of a submitted master's thesis. If there are two candidates who have worked together on the thesis, the assessment can take place in the following ways; - The assignment is considered a joint project where both receive the same grade, or - The candidates receive an individual grade. In this case, the individual contribution must be clearly defined

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Facility Management (MAEIENDOM)

Required previous knowledge

Passed the first 3 semesters of the 2 year master's program in Real Estate Development and Facilities Management.

Course materials

Self-selected literature

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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