TBA4920 - Marine Civil Engineering, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Masteroppgave 100/100

Course content

Marine Civil Engineering is aimed at planning, calculation, design and construction of structures in the coastal zone, in ports and in the Arctic. You must choose whether to specialize in Coastal and Port engineering (KH), Arctic Technology (AT), or the development and design of wind turbines, risers and pipelines, etc. (K).

The master thesis work is related to research and/or development within a chosen area. The project may comprise theoretical, numerical, experimental or field studies. The specialization project will normally be a starting point for the thesis works in the spring term. The student can work individually or in team.

Learning outcome

Students will, through the thesis work develop expertise in making an independent engineering / research work, receive training in planning and implementation of the project, systematic collection and use of information and skills in writing a scientific report.

The specific learning objectives are:

Students should have knowledge of:
- To abstract a problem and make engineering assessments and calculations within their specialty.
- Description and modeling of physical environmental conditions and environmental loads related to waves, ice, currents and wind in terms of safety for humans and the environment.
- Research methods and how to write a technical report.

The student is able to depending on his/her specialization:
- Measure and analyzing environmental data for the determination of extreme values
- Plan and conduct field and / or lab experiments for the determination of empirical data
- Evaluate and determine action on structures subjected to wave, ice, currents and/or wind.
- Evaluate the relevance of empirical data in relation to a practical problem

General competence
The student has:
- Competence to conduct independent reviews of engineering problems in their respective specialization.
- The basis for evaluating different models and select the appropriate model for a practical problem.
- Competence to combine physical measurements in the field/lab and/or results from numerical/theoretical models for decision-making for engineering assessments
-Expertise to understand and use terminology of the field and understand how and when different methods are suitable to use and understand the limitations in the use of methods.

Learning methods and activities

Independent work with guidance

More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2019

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Port Engineering
  • Off-Shore Technology
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Arctic Technology
  • Marine Technology
  • Marine Topics
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

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