TEP4926 - Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics, 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

Masters theses are research projects which are a full semester in duration. Students will learn how to conduct Master’s level research in either fundamental or applied research topics in thermo- and/or fluid dynamics. These topics include, but are not limited to:

  • turbulent flow and aerodynamics (e.g., boundary layers, wind turbines, aero foils, racing cars)
  • reacting flows/thermal energy (e.g., turbulent combustion, e-fuels, biomass)
  • multi-phase flows (e.g., flows with droplets, bubbles and particles)
  • internal flows (e.g., flows in channels and pipes)
  • external flow (e.g., flow over turbine blades, bluff body flows and wakes)
  • methods for computational fluid dynamics
  • interfacial flows and waves
  • heat and mass transfer

The main supervisor for the thesis should be among those listed, or affiliated with the thermo-fluids research group.

Learning outcome

After completing the MSc thesis, students will have learned how to conduct a research project and will have developed a solid understanding of the capabilities and limitations of theory, experiments and/or numerical simulations in a thermofluids topic among the wide range listed above. They will understand how to present their methods, data and argumentations so that it is transparent, accountable, repeatable by others, and properly citing previous work. Moreover, the students will know how to structure a thesis.

After completion of this subject the student will have these skills: Ability to plan and execute a research project, including acquiring background knowledge and literature, formulating a research question and research objectives, identify the specific methods, techniques, software or tools to be used, and adequately master these, perform scientific and technical analysis of specific topics, critically assess the reliability of the produced data, identify sources of error, discuss uncertainties in results and conclusions. The student will know how to structure and write a thesis, and how to effectively present their project and results orally.

After completion of this subject the student will have this general competence: Competence in completion of a major independent project, including preparing a project plan with milestones, reporting of partial results and writing the project report, and how to apply this expertise in developing and designing solutions, as well as planning and executing future projects in research and/or innovation.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with guidance.

Compulsory activity: oral presentation.

Compulsory assignments

  • AI Declaration submission

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your masters thesis Oppgaveskriving The masters thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment The deadline for submitting the masters thesis is 20 weeks from the starting date (the students have additional 6 weeks if they are writing a master thesis abroad.) + 7 days for Easter/Christmas holidays. Applications for an extended deadline must be submitted to the faculty. Students who fail the masters thesis, can submit a new or revised thesis once. It is not possible to improve an awarded grade by submitting a new thesis. The deadline for the assessment of the masters thesis is 3 months.

The Faculty of Engineering's standard AI-declaration must be submitted upon thesis completion.

Required previous knowledge

A strong foundation in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics equivalent to TEP4100, TEP4120.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Fluids Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics
  • Ocean-wave Physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engineering Fluid Flow Processes
  • Applied Mechanics - Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Multi Phase Flow
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Heat and Combustion Engineering
  • Applied Mechanics, Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics - Multi Phase Flow


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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