DCSG2900 - Bachelor Thesis Bachelor of Science in Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Thesis 100/100

Course content

The students choose a pre-approved problem within the subject area.

Learning outcome

The bachelor thesis concludes the study and will combine important parts of the scientific content of the study program.

After successful completion the course the students have acquired:


  • new knowledge in a part of the subject area chosen by the students
  • an understanding of how to work in systematic ways, having reflective capabilities, and being able to conduct systematic/scientific assessments
  • knowledge of the process of planning and conducting an independent piece of work, specifying problem to solve and analyzing the identified problems based on theoretical as well as empirical data, and solve the problem in a methodologically acceptable way


  • skills in composing a problem statement of general interest within the subject area, under supervision
  • skills in searching and identifying relevant scientific literature, under supervision
  • skills in studying a delimited problem and developing alternative ways to solve the problem
  • skills in documenting and presenting project results in a systematic/scientific way

General Competence:

  • appreciation of scientific ethics; being capable of identifying ethical concerns of relevance for the chosen problem
  • a consciousness of the impact the project may have on individuals, companies and society

Learning methods and activities

  • Project work
  • Supervision
  • The project is carried out in groups of 2-4 students
  • Coursework requirements:
    • Problem description
    • Project plan
    • Active participation in all team meetings
    • Written report signed by all project members
    • Individual reflection notes
    • Oral presentation at the end of the project

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory activities

Further on evaluation

The thesis should be reflected on its relevance to sustainability based on UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

After failure, a student may submit a new thesis.

Assessment form: -Report.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)

Required previous knowledge

The students must have passed 105 ECTS credits from semester 1-4 before they can register for exam in the course.

Course materials

See Norwegian version.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DCST2900 22.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Thesis

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