IE502414 - Master Thesis in Simulation and Visualization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

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

- In-depth knowledge of modelling, simulation and visualization for application to concrete problems.
- Selecting correct methods to solve a given problem.

- 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.

• Candidates who fail to deliver within the deadline, must submit before the deadline the following semester. If there are special reasons such as illness, a student may apply for an extension.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examination: In the next semester

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Master in engineering in 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 2021

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 Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 ALLE





Room Building Number of candidates
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