DCST2900 - 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:


K1: The candidate has new knowledge in a part of the subject area chosen by the students.

K2: The candidate has an understanding of how to work in systematic ways, having reflective capabilities, and being able to conduct systematic/scientific assessments.

K3: The candidate has 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.


S1: The candidate has skills in composing a problem statement of general interest within the subject area under supervision.

S2: The candidate has skills to search and identify relevant scientific literature under supervision.

S3: The candidate has skills to approach a delimited problem and to develop ways to solve the problem.

S4: The candidate has skills in documenting and presenting project results in a systematic/scientific manner.

General competence

G1: The candidate has appreciation of scientific ethics; being capable of identifying ethical concerns of relevance for the chosen problem

G2: The candidate has an understanding 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 must contain a reflection on the sustainability relevance based on the UN's sustainability goals.

Individual grades can be given. Each individual contribution to the result must be stated in the submitted documentation.

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

Recommended literature: Aage Rognsaa. Bacheloroppgaven, Universitetsforlaget, 2015.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DCSG2900 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 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Thesis

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

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