COSI4901 - COSI Master Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The student shall pick a specific problem of relevance to the master's program. The topic must represent a challenge within the specific area and must require that the student adheres to practices that are common within the area. The topic must be preapproved by the supervisor.

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the master thesis, the students have obtained knowledge, skills and general competences as:


-Possess specialised insight into a research and development area and relevant research and development work. -Possess knowledge of theories and methods being used in the area of specialisation.


-Are capable of defining a significant and complex research and development (R&D) problem relevant to the master program, clearly and independently, but with guidance from a supervisor. -Are capable of analyzing existing literature, theories, methods, and interpretations. -Are capable of critical thinking. -Are capable of planning and conducting necessary studies or experiments, organizing and analyzing data acquired, drawing defensible conclusions, and making recommendations based on these. -Are capable of documenting the results achieved in a research and development project, mastering the terminology of the field.

-Are capable of presenting the results in written and oral form.

General competences:

-Are capable of independently acquiring new knowledge.

Learning methods and activities

-Project work



Additional information: The seminars will be held on campus Gjøvik during Spring semester.

Further on evaluation

During the master thesis period the academic supervisor is responsible for evaluating the progress of the student. Failing to receive an approval of progress for two (2) consecutive months or three (3) non-consecutive months will result in the failure of the master thesis.

The draft of the Master Thesis should be formally approved by the academic supervisor at least two (2) weeks prior to the submission date of the Master Thesis. Failure to do so will result in the failure of the master thesis. The draft approved by the academic supervisor can be modified by the student after approval.

The COSI Consortium organizes the Master Thesis defense during the COSI Days. Members of the jury are:

a. COSI academic coordinator;

b. Two independent reviewers validated by the AMB;

c. Host company / institution supervisor;

d. One member from the AMB;

The examination of the Master Thesis is based on:

a. a public defense of the work realized during the internship (20% of the mark). This is evaluated by the Jury.

b. a written report which is evaluated by two independent reviewers validated by the AMB (40% of the mark).

c. the ability of the student to work in a team on a defined topic and to reach the initial objectives (evaluated by the Academic Management Board) (40% of the mark).

The grading of Master Thesis is performed and validated by the Academic Management Board.

In case of failure, the student can take this course again the next time the course is run.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computational Colour and Spectral Imaging (MSCOSI)

Required previous knowledge

According to COSI Learning Agreements as agreed within the Consortium.

Only students who are admitted to the COSI programme can sign up for this course.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Information Technology and Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


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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