BYGA2900 - Bachelor Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The Bachelor's thesis is carried out within the course's subject areas and according to the bachelor's manual. Identify, formulate and solve relevant problems in the construction engineer's field of work. Utilize knowledge and skills from several subject areas in the study, as well as make independent study where necessary. Contribute to research and develop the subject area. Acquire skills in project management in planning, implementation and documentation of a project work in a group.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: - The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of a selected problem within the subject area - The candidate shall have knowledge of the management and documentation of projects Skills: - The candidate must be able to identify, formulate and solve a relevant problem - Utilize knowledge and skills from several subject areas in the study, as well as make independent study where necessary - Acquire skills in project management when carrying out and documenting a project work - Could find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter and produce this so that it highlights a problem General competence: - The candidate should be able to identify, formulate and solve relevant problems in the field of construction engineer, and thus be able to function properly as an engineer in the workplace. - The candidate can convey knowledge within his field of study to different audiences both in writing and verbally

Learning methods and activities

The working form is as described in the bachelor's manual and is an independent student-driven project work in which process and results should be shared digitally. Outreach activities, data collection, literature studies etc. will be required in connection with the task solution. The project will be managed (administered) and regular meetings will be held between the group, supervisor (s) and client, where work and progress are discussed.

Groups of 2-3 students

Required activities

  • Pre-project plan.
  • Documentation of the worker process should include status reports, meeting requests, meeting minutes, and timesheets.
  • Oral presentation in English during the process.
  • Preparation of records (poster) either in the final or during the process.
  • Oral presentation of the submitted bachelor's thesis.

Compulsory assignments

  • Pre-project
  • Oral presentation
  • AI Declaration submission

Further on evaluation

Deadline for submission is 20th of May 12:00 each year. In case 20th of May follows on a weekend, the deadline will be on the following working day.

The Faculty of Engineering's standard AI-declaration must be submitted upon thesis completion.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Required previous knowledge

To start on the bachelor's thesis, the student must have passed a minimum of 110 credits out of 120 study-planned credits from the first two years of the education. In addition, all compulsory courses and courses that are included in the study plan, but which are not credit-bearing, must be approved in order to start the bachelor thesis.

Course materials

Bachelor Manual. The student will find and use current literature.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGG2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2019
BYGT2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Building and Construction Engineering


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor 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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

More on examinations at NTNU