IE509118 - Experts in Teamwork - Ålesund - A University Town


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

Experts in Teamwork (EiT) is a master’s degree course in which students develop their interdisciplinary teamwork skills. The course is compulsory for all students in master’s programmes and programmes of professional study at NTNU.

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Learning outcome


  • Students have gained knowledge about group processes and are familiar with key concepts and prerequisites for good teamwork.
  • Based on experience from the team, students can describe the prerequisites for good interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Students have insight into how their teamwork is influenced by their own behaviour patterns and attitudes, as well as those of others.


  • Students can apply their academic learning in cooperation with people from other subject areas, and jointly define problems and find solutions to them.
  • Students can apply fundamental group theory and concepts to describe their own specific collaborative situations.
  • Students can reflect on their teamwork and analyse the way that the group communicates, plans, decides, accomplishes tasks, handles disagreements and relates to professional, social and personal challenges.
  • Students can provide feedback to the individual team member and to the team as a whole and can reflect on feedback from the team.
  • Students can take initiatives (actions) that encourage cooperation, and they can contribute to changing patterns of interaction to create more productive, constructive and social collaboration in a group.

General competence

  • Students have extended their perspective on their own specialized knowledge in their encounter with skills from other disciplines. They can communicate and apply skills they have developed in their own field in collaboration with students from other disciplines.
  • Students can collaborate with people from other disciplines, and they can contribute to realizing the potential of their combined interdisciplinary expertise.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching consists of both teacher- and student-led activities. At the beginning, activities are arranged to introduce the students to each other. The village theme is presented to the students, who draw up a cooperation agreement in the team. The student team prepares a proposal for their project based on the village theme and the individual student’s academic competence and interests. After approval by the village supervisor, the student team works with the project throughout the semester or the intensive period. The student team is responsible for following up the cooperation agreement and for revising it if necessary.The members of the student team are facilitated while they work. Facilitation involves being observed and receiving feedback on the interaction in the team. Students write both personal reflections and team reflections. Reflections initiated by facilitation and writing of reflections provide the basis for understanding how the individual member’s actions influence the teamwork. The team must initiate actions that increase its awareness of its teamwork, and take action to improve its teamwork if necessary. What is meant by "actions" is defined in the assessment criteria. The effect of the actions must be evaluated.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance is compulsory.
  • Preparation of a cooperation agreement between the members of the student team during the first two village days.
  • Oral presentation of the project and a dialogue about the teamwork in the student team when the teaching ends.

The compulsory activities must be approved by the village supervisor before the final reports are submitted for assessment. Participation by the entire student team is a prerequisite.

Final reports

These consist of a project report and a process report by the students. The project report must describe the student team’s problem formulation and the result of the project work. The process report must describe the collaboration in the team and what the individual has experienced and learnt through shared reflection on relevant situations from the project teamwork. Expectations for the student team’s work and criteria for the evaluation are described in the Guide for Students: Experts in Teamwork.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation
  • Oral presentation
  • Cooperation agreement

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment

The final project report and process report by the student team are assessed in relation to the grading scale A-F. The team receives one common grade.

The project report and the process report are each worth 50% of the final grade.

In the event of a fail grade or a resit of a passed examination, the entire course must be repeated.

Required previous knowledge

EiT is normally compulsory in all programmes of study at second-degree (master’s) level at NTNU. The programme descriptions for the programmes of study provide information about the stage in the programme at which EiT is to be completed and whether EiT can be taken as an intensive or semester-based course. Other students may apply for admission to EiT, but must be qualified for admission to a master’s programme in order to participate. Students must be able to speak the language of instruction (Norwegian or English).

Course materials

  • Book of Reflections for students in Experts in Teamwork, distributed at the start of studies
  • Guide for Students: Experts in Teamwork, which is available at the EIT website
  • Compendium for students in Experts in Teamwork, which will be made available digitally

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 100/100 ALLE





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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