MIXD490 - Master's Thesis - Interaction Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement:  Written Thesis and oral examinanation/presentation
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written Thesis and oral examinanation/presentation 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

Students will complete a master thesis within the field.


Use scientific and professional design methods in the implementation of an independent work in the field.


Students will be able to prepare a project plan with milestones, reporting partial results and write a thesis in accordance with established standards.

General competence:

Documented scientific and professional qualifications through completion of a master thesis in the field.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work under supervision.

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.

Further on evaluation

Forms of assessment

  • Master thesis
  • 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.


  • 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

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Interaction Design (MIXD)

Required previous knowledge

The main rule is that all required courses must be passed. The faculty may accept that a maximum of two courses of 7.5 ects may remain. The prerequisite is that the remaining courses are not considered essential for the completion of the master's thesis.

Course materials

To be developed together with the supervisor as a part of the thesis work.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Design


Examination arrangement:  Written Thesis and oral examinanation/presentation

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Written Thesis and oral examinanation/presentation 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written Thesis and oral examinanation/presentation 100/100



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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