IMT4215 - Fordypingsprosjekt


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project work/Report
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work/Report 100/100

Course content

The student and the supervisor will agree on a topic together. The supervisor is responsible for the fact that the workload for the student should be equivalent to other 7.5 ECTS courses, i.e. approximately 225 hours of work for the student. The student will work as much as possible independently under supervision of the supervisor.

Learning outcome

Knowledge -The candidate possesses advanced knowledge in a particular application domain and topic relevant to the master's program. -The candidate is capable of applying and updating his/her knowledge gained in the master study to a particular application domain and project topic.

Skills -The candidate can systematically analyze a particular application domain and identify key issues to be studied in greater detail. -The candidate can formulate objectives and strategic initiatives to outline a project plan. -The candidate can identify special needs and obtain support to implement the project plan. -The candidate is capable of using relevant methods in independent project work to reach the objectives of the project. -The candidate is capable of performing critical analysis of various literature sources on a particular topic to conduct the required project work. -The candidate knows relevant methods and terminology in a particular application domain.

General competence -The candidate is capable of critical reflection and thinking. -The candidate is capable of working independently within the field of a particular application and knows relevant terminology. -The candidate is capable of analyzing relevant professional and academic information sources of a particular application domain. -The candidate is capable of appreciating the complexity of project work

Objectives -In the specialization project students will focus on developing the analytical skills required to identify key issues in an application domain, and to formulate a project topic of their choice, e.g. a specific problem area form their field of study or practical work. Students will learn to develop the require skills and to master a their topic area individually, as well as to implement effective problem-solving strategies, and to report on their project topic at an advanced professional level.

This course supports the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDG): Goal 9, target 9.5 - Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries- --- Since students will working on to specialize protocols/algorithms for various information security problems such as critical infrastructure, biometrics, forensics, systems security, information security management etc. The knowledge gained by specializing in the given topic will equip the students to improve the quality of research and development in their countries of origin to a higher level. Since this course offers a wide variety of specializing topics, it is expected to meet the several UN SD goals such as: Goal 4, 5, 9 and 11.

Learning methods and activities

-Project work -Essay/Article writing -Independent study

Further on evaluation

The project report counts 100% and will be assessed Passed/Failed.

Re-sit: The whole subject must be repeated.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Computer Science (MACS)
Information Security (MIS)
Information Security (MISD)
Information Security (MISEB)

Course materials

Depending on the particular agreed upon topic.

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Project work/Report

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project work/Report 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Project work/Report 100/100 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.

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