TIØ4980 - Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The student is expected to write a scientific report on a theme relevant to the main profile of the student. Included in this task is to find and read relevant literature, choose a research design and a relevant methodology, and to use these methods in their project.

Learning outcome

The function and position of the course:
The course represents the concluding scientific work, and is taken in the 4th semester of the SESAM program. The thesis work is obligatory for all students.

Knowledge developed in the course:
- Specific and detailed knowledge about one particular area within the main profile area of the student.
- Knowledge about how to do scientific research, including knowledge about research design and methodology.

Skills developed in this course:
- Practical use of research methodology
- Ability to understand what literature is relevant to a scientific problem, and to search for and employ this literature in a reasonable way
- Ability to write a scientific report.

Learning methods and activities

The student is expected to write a scientific thesis that satisfies the formal requirements for being counted as a scientific work. The thesis is first and foremost a chance to develop the ability to structure the student's work time and to work independently with a large scientific project. There are also requirements regarding the students ability to choose a relevant methodology and to follow this methodology through to the end. Finally, the student is expected to see what sort of literature is needed in order to solve the challenges in the thesis and to find and read this literature.

During the work with the thesis, a member of the scientific staff is available to supervise the work and be a discussion partner, and to help the student with important choices. The supervisor is also, in cooperation with the student, expected to decide what the theme of the thesis should be.

Required previous knowledge

The student must have taken all obligatory courses within the main profile of Sustainable Energy Systems and Markets, including the Specialization course (Energy Market Design and Policy) and the Specialization Project.

Course materials

Is adapted to the theme of the individual student.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects
  • Economics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management



Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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