TDT4900 - Computer Science, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The master thesis is a research, innovation and/or development project, with the objective of showing you can work independently on an advanced level, on acquiring and creating new knowledge within your field of specialisation. The project includes defining objectives and goals, gathering relevant background information about the knowledge frontier, doing novel work using relevant methods and documenting and critically evaluating the work and contribution.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Insight in how knowledge, services and technology are created and reported within the student's master specialty area, and understanding of advanced theory and practice within this topic. Awareness of important principles of research ethics / academic / professional honesty. Skills: Ability to acquire in-depth knowledge in the chosen topic using established working methods, e.g. getting knowledge from literature search and combine this with own previous knowledge and results of own investigations. General competence: Be able to complete a larger, independent project, including defining a project plan with milestones, reporting partial results and writing a master thesis according to established standards.

Further on evaluation

It must be made explicit in the master thesis to what extent it builds on and/or includes elements (text, images, code, data or other parts) from the students´ earlier work, e.g. from TDT4501 - Computer Science, Specialization Project.

The thesis must reflect on the sustainability relevance of the thesis based on the UN's sustainability goals.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Computer Science (MIDT)
Computer Science (MTDT)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed Specialization Project

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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