IMT4894 - Advanced Project Work


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project work/Report
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The Advanced Project Work topic is to be chosen in consultation with supervisor.

A list of topics will be introduced to the students at the beginning of the semester.

Students will work with a selected supervisor in the process of defining scientific and research-based problem, formulating a research case, identifying research questions, conducting a literature search, and selecting appropriate scientific methods. If needed, they will also establish contact with project stakeholders for the implementation of the project.

Additionally, students will learn and experience documentation of the project resutls to produce the final report. This research plan will normally serve as the foundation for their master's thesis in the subsequent semester.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the students:

  • Developed the knowledge to formulate a research problem and approach it scientifically for its implementation using right methodology
  • Have gained thorough knowledge of professional and scientific theory and methodology in the chosen field and will be capable of conducting an Research and Development (R&D) project in the area.


  • The students have obtained practical experience in conducting such an R&D project and in documenting the results in a scientific manner.
  • Work independently to establish a research project of appropriate size and timeline.

General competence:

  • Reflect on different research methods and sources relevant for the implementation of the project.
  • Present and document the research work both orally as a presentation to fellow audience and in written as a research report.
  • The students have developed a positive attitude towards working in an academic and problem-focused manner.

Learning methods and activities

  • Project work - Supervision, working on a selected topic by the supervision of a researcher in the field.
  • This course requires carrying out an individual project.
  • The course is carried out as a combination of presentations, meeting with supervisors, and self-study. The students will develop, present, and discuss research problems with the appropriate case, use of methods, and theory. In most cases, the advanced project work will serve as the background for the master thesis.
  • Group &/ individual meetings will be organised to share information and follow the progress of the project

Further on evaluation

  • Final assessment is based on the submitted report. More information will be shared in the beginning of the semester
  • No re-sit offered. The course has to be done in the following semester and evaluated separately.

Specific conditions

Course materials

This is a project based course and material is different for each student based on the project they have chosen. This will be discussed at the beginning of the semester.

Several information meetings will be conducted based on the need from the students.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT5251 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
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
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Project work/Report

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