GEOL3095 - Master's Thesis in Geology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The master's thesis is an independent academic work of moderate proportions often conducted in close cooperation with an industrial partner. The theme is chosen in collaboration with a tutor. The master's thesis demands independence, a well-developed critical sense, and is a first taste of methodical, academic training.

Learning outcome

The student will complete a master's thesis within the discipline.

Knowledge: The student will be able to use scientific methods in the implementation of a independent work within the discipline.

Skills: The student will be able to prepare a project plan with milestones, report partial results and write a master's thesis in accordance with established standards and by use of relevant digital tools.

General competence: Documented scientific qualifications through completion of a master's thesis within the discipline.

Learning methods and activities

All students doing their master's thesis at the department should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. The standard contact period with the supervisor(s) is 50 hours. Any contact between supervisor(s) and student beyond this, depends on the supervisor(s) choice of supervision methodology. It is expected that the student works independently beyond the standard contact period.

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your master's thesis Academic writing. The master's thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment. Applications for an extended deadline must be submitted to the Faculty of Engineering. Students who fail the master's thesis, can submit a new or revised thesis once. It is not possible to improve an awarded grade by submitting a new thesis. The deadline for the assessment of the master's thesis is 3 months.

The adjusting oral exam consists of:

  • A lecture of ca. 30 minutes, about the thesis presented in a public forum.
  • An oral examination on the thesis of ca 30 minutes.

The adjusting oral exam (lecture and oral examination) will adjust the marking already put on the thesis, and lead to the final grade.

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

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geology (MGEOL)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to study programme Geology (MGEOL), or approval from the person with course responsibility.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geology


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 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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