MASA2900 - Bachelor thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100

Course content

See the Manual for Bachelor Thesis at NTNU (will be made available through Blackboard)

Learning outcome


The candidate

  • has in-depth knowledge about the chosen topic of Mechanical Engineering
  • has knowledge about research and development work on the chosen subject


The candidate

  • can identify, formulate and solve a relevant engineering problem
  • can apply knowledge and relevant results of the the research and development work to solve theoretical, technical and practical problems on the chosen subject for the bachelor thesis and argue for his/her choices
  • can apply appropriate methods and work systematically over time
  • can document and disseminate the results
  • can plan and see through an engineering task.

General knowledge

The candidate

  • is able to disseminate engineering knowledge to the different target groups both written and oral both in Norwegian and English
  • has insight in scientific ethics and understanding of ethical dilemmas
  • has insight in the environmental, health and societal issues and its consequences and can put it into ethical perspective and life cycle perspective
  • is able to integrate previous experience and knowledge and is able to acquire new knowledge during solving of the posed engineering problem.

Learning methods and activities

Bachelor Thesis is to be conducted in a project form in a group of 2-3 students.

Mandatory activities:

  • Approved pre-project
  • Documentation of the working progress (status reports, MoM, time sheets etc)
  • Oral presentation in English of the project scope under work
  • Poster (either as a final presentation or presentation of the project scope under work)
  • Final oral presentation

Compulsory assignments

  • Pre-prosjekt
  • Poster
  • Presentation English

Further on evaluation

Bachelor Thesis and all prototypes/products produced during the course period are evaluated as a whole. Evaluation are given for groups involved in each Bachelor Thesis.The evaluation criteria are given in the the Manual for Bachelor Thesis at NTNU.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Mechanical Engineering (BIMASKIN)

Required previous knowledge

To start on the bachelor's thesis, the student must have passed a minimum of 110 credits out of 120 study-planned credits from the first two years of the education. In addition, all compulsory courses and courses that are included in the study plan, but which are not credit-bearing, must be approved in order to start the bachelor thesis.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MAST2900 20.0 AUTUMN 2019
MASG2900 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Machine Design
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 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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