TØL3903 - Bachelor thesis CERN


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The thesis work is carried out as parts of a six to twelve months stay as technical student at the research centre CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The topic of the thesis work is defined by CERN, and the student works with the project in a specific group at CERN under supervision by a CERN-appointed supervisor.

Learning outcome

The bachelor thesis completes the study programme of the student and is supposed to integrate important parts of the contents of the study programme. At the same time, the thesis shall give the student the opportunity to exhibit independence by going in depth into restricted problems.

Through the thesis work the student shall also show understanding for methodical work and ability for self-reflection. After the thesis work the student is able to:
-Identify, restrict and define a specific problem
-Plan and carry out a project based on scientific methodology
-Present the results of the project, both orally and by writing
-Write technical reports in English according to international, scientific standards

Learning methods and activities

The bachelor project is an independent task carried out in a group at CERN under a CERN-appointed supervisor. In addition, an internal supervisor is appointed at NTNU. The bachelor thesis is written by the student only, preferrably in English. The student sends regular status reports to his/her supervisor.

Further on evaluation

If special circumstances allow it, the student can apply to the Department for being assessed according to the grading scale "Passed - not passed"

The assessment of the thesis work is mainly based on the thesis itself, but also based on the process of defining and carrying out the thesis work.

The assessment is based on the ability of the student to
-Work systematically and independently
-Carry out specific projects
-Critically evaluate the results of work carried out by oneself and others, as well as reflect about conclusions and findings
-Present the thesis work in written words according to international, scientific standards.

The quality of the thesis is expected to be somewhat higher than a thesis carried out internally.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering - Electrical (BIELE)

Required previous knowledge

The candidate must have passed the regular 120 credits from the first and second year of study before February 1. in the same study year as the thesis work is supposed to start up

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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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