MACS490 - Master's Thesis - Applied Computer Science


New from the academic year 2017/2018

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project work and Report
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The student must pick a specific problem of relevance to the master's program. The topic must represent a challenge within the specific area and must require that the student adheres to practices that are common within the area. The topic must be preapproved by the supervisor.

Learning outcome

After successfully completing the Master's Thesis:
-Possess specialised insight into a research and development area and relevant research and development work
-Possess knowledge of theories and methods being used in the area of specialisation
-Are capable of defining a significant and complex research and development (R&D) problem relevant to the master program, clearly and independently, but with guidance from a supervisor
-Are capable of analyzing existing literature, theories, methods, and interpretations
-Are capable of planning and conducting necessary studies or experiments, organizing and analyzing data acquired, drawing defensible conclusions, and making recommendations based on these
-Are capable of documenting the results achieved in a research and development project, mastering the terminology of the field
General Competence
-Are capable of acquiring new knowledge

Learning methods and activities

-Project work

Compulsory requirements:
-Master thesis agreement, signed by the student and the supervisor.
-The student must participate in the supervision as a supervisee. The student must continuously be able to present project status to the supervisor and demonstrate that the project can be completed according to the current project plan or, alternatively, adjust the plan accordingly to ensure a successful outcome.

- 2 seminars, attendance are strongly recommended
- The oral exam/presentation of the thesis must take place in Gjøvik. Physical attendance is required.
-Blackboard course room for further details

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: After failure, a student may submit a new or a revised thesis once. If the student chooses to submit a revised version of the thesis, this must be submitted in the following semester
Forms of assessment:
-Project report
-Oral examination

The project report is given a temporary grade. Individual oral examination/presentation may adjust the grade up or down to the final grade, according to performance. Students must obtain a passing grade on the report to be able to present themselves for the oral examination/presentation.
-Students must pass both parts to pass the course
-The oral examination takes place in Gjøvik, attendance require (not online).

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Applied Computer Science (MACS)
Applied Computer Science (MACS-D)

Required previous knowledge

All other courses in the study program (90 credits) must be passed before the work on the master thesis can be started.


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Project work and Report

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment** 100/100


Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
  • ** Oral exam: 11. January 2018
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.