IT6920 - Technology management and digital transformation, master thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The topic for the master's thesis must be relevant to technology management and digital transformation as a subject area. Together with the specialization area, the master thesis constitutes the vocation of the programme. The theme of the thesis and the theory used must therefore be linked to the subject area covered by the specialization area. It is considered an advantage that the students work with real problems related to their own business. The topic/problem is chosen by the student in consultation with the supervisor. The Master's thesis is standardized at around 800 working hours.

Learning outcome


The student - has in-depth, research-based knowledge within a defined subject area


The student - can carry out an independent research or development project using relevant theories and methods, and in line with ethical norms for research

General Competencies

The student - links research-based knowledge to own organizational experience in a way that shows an ability for independent analytical reflection

Learning methods and activities

A project plan must be established early in the semester and must be approved by the supervisor. The master's thesis can be written individually or in a group of up to three members. If a group thesis is written, the individual's contribution must correspond to an individual master thesis with regard to work effort and scope.

The student is assigned a supervisor from the professional environment responsible for the specialization the student has chosen. In cases where there are several institutes involved in the specialisation, the theme of the thesis, as described in the application, will determine which institute is responsible for supervising the student. It may also be considered to assign a supervisor from another institute and/or an external co-supervisor if the topic of the thesis so requires.

In cases where an external assistant supervisor is appointed, it is nevertheless the department at NTNU that has the overall academic responsibility. The master's thesis must be submitted within one calendar year of commencement. The agreement with NTNU can be extended once, by one semester, without justification or documentation.

Mandatory activities

Approved project plan

The project plan must describe the issue/problem, central theme of the assignment, choice of method and progress plan. This will typically be based on the submitted research outline in the subject PK6401.


Students are entitled to up to 30 hours of supervision limited to two semesters. The number of hours includes both direct conference/supervision with the student and pre- and post-work for the supervisor. A separate agreement must be entered into which is signed by the student, supervisor and department. The course is part of NTNU's further education offer, and has a course fee. See NTNU Videre website.

Further on evaluation

In the case of a group assignment, the group chooses individual or joint assessment of the master's thesis. At the start of work on the master thesis, a written agreement must be entered into between the department, supervisor and student. Students who are to write a group assignment must also enter into a written agreement to this effect. A separate agreement form is used. The master thesis must be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Technology Management and Digital Transformation (MTDO)

Required previous knowledge

Completed basic and specialization module.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 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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