BIA3002 - Bachelor thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelorthesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelorthesis 100/100

Course content

The project is based on a realistic case that is relevant for the study programme, priorities of the department and NTNU`s focus on sustainability. The content of the project depend on the priority of topic. The supervisors will have skills related to the topic choosen.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the students:

  • are able to use relevant knowledge, methods and technology to analyse and solve problems for public interest

Skills - the students:

  • are able to work independent and methodically
  • are able to use reflection and evaluate the results scientifically.

Competence - the students:

  • have gained knowledge and experience related to analysis, designing and putting into practice solutions of a given task and relate their work to aspects of sustainability

Learning methods and activities

Methods: Independent work or work in groups (preferably 2 students) under supervision. The study may be a combination of practical and theoretical work. The project may be related to internal laboratorium, an external company, existing databases or relevant institutions. Each phase in the thesis must be well documented and the project as a whole should include elements which are not covered in other courses at the college.

Mandatory meetings: During the project there will be 4 mandatory assemblages where the students will present the progression of the project. A project plan will be approved by the supervisor before the student start the practical part of the main project.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory seminars

Further on evaluation

The assignment is graded (A-F), not only on the basis of the final product, but also in terms of the level of difficulty chosen, project presentation and circumstances that may have affected the project work.

If the bachelor thesis is assessed to F, students have a right to submit a revised version only once.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biomarine innovation (298BMI)

Required previous knowledge

Completed 80% of the subjects in the first and the second year of the study.Dispensation from this requirement can be possible after application to Departement of Biological Sciences Ålesund.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Marine Topics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: Bachelorthesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelorthesis 100/100





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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