TFY4530 - Solar Cell Systems and Materials, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 100/100

Course content

The specialization includes a project work. This work will usually be linked to ongoing research activities within the department. During the semester the students will be trained to work systematic within a specific field as well as acquire detailed knowledge through both practical work and literature surveys.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the students should be able to: - Perform a risk assessment of own project work. - Work analytical and systematic with a given problem. - Specialize in a specific topic within a given research field using scientific methods. - Acquire complementary knowledge through the scientific literature and other sources and combine this knowledge with own results. - Master the implementation of a major independent project, including preparing a project plan with milestones, reporting preliminary results, writing a technical project report in accordance with accepted standards, and present the final results in plenum for fellow students, research staff and other professionals.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work under supervision. Before the students are allowed to start on their project work they must have completed a mandatory health and safety course and conducted a risk assessment of their own project work. During the semester the students must also attain a mandatory course in information seeking/use of library. In addition, they will get training in scientific writing and presentation techniques. At the end of the semester (before the submission of the project report) an internal department seminar will be held, where the students must give a compulsory oral presentation of their project work in plenum. The presentation counts as part of the overall assessment when the final grade is determined. It is especially in cases where there is uncertainty about the grade that the quality of the presentation (both academic content and performance) will be used to determine the final grade.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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