BLOG391 - Bachelor’s thesis- logistics


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

To receive a Bachelor degree in logistics, the students must choose a topic for the project from the logistic course portfolio in the study programme. Still, students from Economics and Business administration, Engineering and Technology Design and Management can participate in groups on this project work related to logistics. It might be necessary to make some special arrangements to meet different requirements, but this will be worked out.

Preferably, students should choose this projects from a portfolio of project ideas presented by local businesses and academic staff. Additionally, students may present own project ideas in cooperation with external partners for acceptance.

Learning outcome

The Bachelor Dissertation completes the student's programme of studies and integrates important components from the course portfolio in logistics. At the end of the course period, the student has:
- about theory on a chosen area from the course portfolio
- about scientific methods
- about the state of the art in their chosen field.
- Develop and plan how to carry out the work related to a significant research & development-problem
- Analytically reflect on owm empirical data, consider possible solutions and bring forward a chosen solution to the problem.
- Identify and evaluate relevant literature that is needed to solve the case
- Ability to carry out, document and communicate the results from the project work according to an academic standard
General competence:
- Have insight into ethical challenges that are relevant for the chosen problem
- Have awareness about how the research problem and project work may have an effect in a broader perspective.

Learning methods and activities

There are no ordinary lectures in this course. Still, there will be a few short lectures to share general information that is relevant for the whole group of students.

Students will cooperate in groups, mainly 3 participants- but 2 can be accepted. Each group are offered up to 7 hours of tutoring during the project periode, and in addition feedback on one draft.
Tutoring will be in Norwegian or English.

Compulsory works :
Application for project idea and group members
Project description
Individual reflection paper

Additionally: Oral presentation is a part of the assessment in the course. As a compulsory work, students have to be present during all oral presentations for students in Logistics and in Economics and Business Administration.

All compulsory works have to be passed.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

About the assessment:
Written report with abstract in Norwegian and English. The report must be signed by all group members and uploaded before deadline to be evaluated.

Additionally, an oral presentation of the project is required. From this, the examiners may calibrate the preliminary grade from the written project +/- one grade, and the official grade is decided. Anyhow, the students must pass written report (better than F) to meet for oral presentation.

Two examiners evaluate each project, and at least one is an external examiner.

At the start of the semester, more guidelines about the course is presented on Blackboard.

About continuation: If the bachelor course is not passed, the students may perform an improved dissertation by the end of the next semester as a re-sit. In this case, 5 hours of tutoring is offered.

Later, the students must carry out a new bachelor project according to ordinary rules in the course description at the time for re-sit.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Logistics Management (BLOG)

Required previous knowledge

The students must have earned 105 ECTS before the fall semester where the bachelor work starts. The ECTS must be earned during semesters 1-4, and include passed exams in Mathematics for economists (7,5 ECTS)and Statistics for economists (7,5 ECTS) .

Course materials

The literature will mainly depend on the chosen topic for the project.

In general, the following literature gives useful guidance:
- A. Johannessen, L. Christoffersen og P. A. Tufte. Forskningsmetode for økonomisk-administrative fag, ISBN: 9788279353195
- R. Hammervold. En kort innføring i SPSS: Anvendelser innen multivariate statstikk. ISBN: 9788251928847
- M. Stene. Vitenskapelig forfatterskap. ISBN: 9788246300252
- H. Westhagen m.flere. Prosjektarbeid: Utviklings- og endringskompetanse. ISBN: 9788205383616

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Economics and Administration
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Bachelor's Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A 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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