TGB4945 - Engineering Geology, 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's thesis is an independent academic work of moderate proportions, often conducted in close cooperation with an industrial partner. The topic is chosen in collaboration with the supervisor. The master's thesis demands independence, a well developed critical sense, and is a first taste of methodical, academic training.

Learning outcome

The student will complete a master's thesis within the discipline.

Knowledge: The student will be able to use scientific methods in the implementation of an independent project within the discipline.

Skills: The student will be able to prepare a project plan with milestones, report partial results and write a master's thesis in accordance with established standards and by use of relevant digital tools.

General competence: Documented scientific qualifications through completion of a master's thesis within the discipline.

Learning methods and activities

Independent thesis work under supervision. The thesis may wholly or partly be completed at an external company, in agreement with the academic supervisor. The project may be group based, by agreement.

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your master's thesis is found in Academic writing. Especially note the information given under Writing and submitting you master's thesis. Your area of study is Engineering/Technology. If the project is performed as group work, the students and supervisor shall make an agreement (preferably at start-up) about individual or joint assessment of the final project report. The master.s thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment. The deadline for submitting the master's thesis is 20 weeks from the starting date (the students have additional 6 weeks if they are writing a master's thesis abroad.) + 7 days for Easter/Christmas holidays. Applications for an extended deadline must be submitted to the Faculty of Engineering. Students who fail the master's 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 master's thesis is 3 months.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Cold Climate Engineering (MSCCE) - some programmes
Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO)
Hydropower Development (MSB1)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the study programme Geotechnology (MTTEKGEO), Hydropower Development (MSB1), or Cold Climate Engineering (MSCCE), specialization Land Track, or approval from the person with course responsibility.

Course materials

Given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TGB4910 30.0 AUTUMN 2020
TGB4930 30.0 AUTUMN 2020
TGB4935 30.0 AUTUMN 2020
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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: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Geology
  • Technological subjects


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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