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MT3900 - Master Thesis in Chemistry

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The master project includes a project work. This work will usually be linked to ongoing research activities within the department. During the four semesters the students will be trained to work systematic within a specific field as well as acquire detailed knowledge through both practical work and literature surveys.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the students should be able to: - Work analytically and systematically with a given problem. - Specialize in a specific topic within a given research field using scientific methods. - Acquire complementary knowledge through the scientific literature and other sources and combine this knowledge with own results. - Master the implementation of a major independent project, assess own work and take necessary action during the project period in order to achieve the desired results, and write a final report where the work is described in detail. - Describe, discuss and assess own results and compare these to similar scientific work from literature with the aim of giving a thorough scientific explanation of the obtained results.

Learning methods and activities

All students doing their master's thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. The standard contact period with the supervisor(s) is 50 hours. Any contact between supervisor/s and student beyond this, depends on the supervisor(s) choice of supervision methodology. It is expected that the student works independently beyond the standard contact period. A national regulation for assessment of thesis in MST subjects has been introduced. The regulations are described on the following website: https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/Norsk/Karakterbeskrivelse+for+masteroppgaver Any additional information can be found on the website of the faculty and the departments.

Further on evaluation

The oral examination must take place within 1 month after the master's thesis has been submitted. The oral examination is used to evaluate to what degree the candidate masters the theory and work described in the written thesis. The oral examination consists of:

  • A public lecture by the candidate about their thesis. This lecture is expected to last 20-30 minutes and should be given at a level accessible to fellow master students in chemistry.
  • An oral examination of the thesis. This examination is expected to last 30-60 minutes.

The final grade is based on the written thesis and the oral examination as described in the assessment guideline. If you fail your master’s thesis you can submit a new or revised thesis once. It is not possible to improve an awarded passing grade by submitting a new thesis. However, you are allowed to appeal the awarded grade.

The deadline for the assessment of the master's thesis is 3 months.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemistry (MSCHEM)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the master's program is prerequisited

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Facts

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Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

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Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Technology and Electrochemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Examination

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 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.
Examination

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