PK6902 - Road and Railway Engeneering, Master Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The first step in the work on the master's thesis is to find a main theme for the thesis. Since, as a general rule, the thesis must be written at the candidate's own place of work, based on issues or activities in their own business, it may be wise to involve the immediate manager in the discussion around the choice of main topic.

In order to be assigned a main supervisor at NTNU, the main topic must be clear. The candidate attaches a description of the problem when the application for admission to the master's is submitted. After choosing the main theme and assigning a supervisor at NTNU, a more detailed thesis text/problem is prepared in collaboration between the candidate, local supervisor and main supervisor. This is then set up in a master agreement which is signed by all parties.

Learning outcome

After completing the master's thesis, you must have developed the ability to carry out an independent research project. This involves insight into scientific working methods and academic writing; constructive and critical assessment of literature, reflected choice of method, data collection, analysis and dissemination.

Learning methods and activities

The master's thesis is a self-study, where the candidate receives support from the supervisor to formulate a problem and get through the writing process. Before starting, the candidate must attend a master's seminar where practical information is given about literature searches, references, writing a thesis, deadlines etc.

The course is part of NTNU's continuing education portfolio, and has a tuition fee. See our portal for continuing education, NTNU Videre.

Compulsory assignments

  • Godkjent masteravtale og gjennomført veiledning

Further on evaluation

The master's thesis must be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Road, Railway and Transport Engineering (MVEGJERNB)

Required previous knowledge

Completed bachelor's degree in relevant technological subjects and two years' practice in relevant technical subjects. In addition, you must have completed eight courses that can be included in the student's specialization within the experience-based master's degree in road and rail. The candidate himself must ensure that he has taken eight subjects (at least four main subjects, one of which is compulsory) before registering to write a master's thesis.

Course materials

The candidate must find relevant literature themselves. A supervisor at NTNU can be helpful in recommending books/articles.

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.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master 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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