IE502414 - Master Thesis in Simulation and Visualization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The Master's thesis reports on an individual research project under supervision. The candidate writes a project proposal with a focus on modelling, simulation, visualization, computer graphics, software architecture for simulator systems, and/or artificial intelligence. The work should have a scientific basis and make use of scientific methods. By means of the thesis, the candidate has to show his/her understanding and ability to apply the selected methods in order to analyze and solve research questions. The work has to be conducted in accordance with ethical standards.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:- In-depth knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualization for application to concrete problems.- Selecting correct methods to solve a given problem.Skills: - Perform modeling, simulation and visualization at an advanced level in the selected topic.- Good knowledge in performing a large independent project including development of project plan with milestones and reporting progress and status.General competence: - Communicate specialist topics with specialists and general public. - Understanding scientific methods. - Understanding running practical projects.

Learning methods and activities

Guidelines for working with the thesis: The Master's thesis has to be written by the student alone. The project proposal must be agreed upon with the appointed main supervisor in the fall semester of the second year of the Master's studies. A written agreement on the progress and supervision during the project has to be agreed upon and signed by student and supervisor. This happens after the project proposal has been approved. The thesis should contain an A4-sized summary, written in the same language as the thesis. If the chosen language is Norwegian, there also has to be an A4-sized summary in English. The summary should directly follow the preface and give a brief overview of the topic, theory, methodology, and main results.

Further on evaluation

Information on writing the master's thesis can be found here: Academic writing, see especially Writing and submitting your master's thesis and study area Engineering/Technology. The master's thesis must be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment. The deadline for submitting the master's thesis is 20 weeks from the start date (6 extra weeks if the master's thesis is carried out abroad) +7 days for Easter/Christmas. If you fail the master's thesis, you are allowed to submit a new or revised master's thesis once. If you are not satisfied with the grade, you cannot retake the Master Thesis. The deadline for submitting exam results is three months.

If you are delayed with the assignment, you can apply to the faculty for a postponed deadline if the delay can be documented, and the delay is due to one of the following conditions:

  • the student is employed at NTNU and has tasks within teaching, the learning environment and/or recruitment.
  • the student is delayed in his work due to illness or other compelling reasons
  • the student carries out a master's thesis abroad. The time frame can be extended by up to 6 weeks. The exception does not apply if this is the student's home country.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Simulation and Visualization (880MVS)

Required previous knowledge

The candidate must have passed 90 credits in the program.

Course materials

Reference material:Martha Davis: Scientific Papers and Presentations, Academic Press, 3rd Edition (2012), eBook ISBN: 9780123847287, Paperback ISBN: 9780123847270.R. Keith Van Wagenen: Writing a Thesis: Substance And Style, Prentice Hall (1990), ISBN: 10:0139710868

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 ALLE 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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