IDATG2901 - Bachelor Thesis


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2024/2025

Course content

The bachelor thesis is based either on thesis problem proposed by the business community / public sector and / or from the academic community's research field. Through the assignment, students will identify, formulate and solve relevant problems in the engineer's field of work. The candidate must use knowledge and skills from several subject areas in the study, as well as do independent specialization where necessary. Through the bachelor thesis, the candidate must contribute to either research or development. The candidate must also acquire skills in project management, planning, implementation and documentation of a project work.

The bachelor thesis must contain at least one of the topics innovation, development, research or entrepreneurship. The project group chooses their own approach to the chosen topic.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - The Candidate

  • has in-depth knowledge of a selected topic within the subject area
  • has knowledge of research and development work within the topic

Skills - The Candidate

  • can identify, formulate and solve a relevant engineering problem
  • can apply knowledge and relevant results from research and development work to solve theoretical, technical and practical problems within the topic of the bachelor thesis and justify their choices
  • can apply engineering methods and be able to work methodically
  • can document and disseminate engineering work
  • can plan and carry out engineering work

General competence - The candidate

  • disseminates professional knowledge to various target groups both in writing and orally in Norwegian and English
  • has insight into scientific honesty and understanding of ethical issues
  • has insight into environmental, health, social and economic consequences of products and solutions within their field and can put these in an ethical perspective and a life cycle perspective
  • integrate previously acquired knowledge and is able to acquire new knowledge in solving a problem

Learning methods and activities

The bachelor thesis must be solved in a project group with 2 to 3 students per group. Individual assignments are usually not accepted, in special circumstances an application can be directed to the course coordinator

Further on evaluation

The bachelor thesis and product are assessed as a whole.

Group grades are used on a scale of A - F.

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

UHR's Grade descriptions and assessment criteria for grading of bachelor theses in engineering are followed

Mandatory work requirements include:

  • Preliminary project plan
  • Oral presentation in English during the process.
  • Preparation of posters (poster) either at the end or during the process.
  • Documentation of the work process shall include status reports, meeting notices, meeting minutes and timesheets.
  • Oral presentation of the submitted bachelor thesis.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science - Engineering (BIDATA)

Required previous knowledge

Completed 112,5 credits from the first and second years in the computer engineering education (BIDATA).

Completed all compulsory courses and courses in the education plan (BIDATA) without credits.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDATT2901 22.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATA2901 22.5 AUTUMN 2023
IDATA2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2023
IDATG2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2023
IDATT2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


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