Course - Chemical Process Technology, Master's Thesis - TKP4900
TKP4900 - Chemical Process Technology, Master's Thesis
Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades
The master's thesis consists of an independent project work, normally linked to ongoing research activities at IKP. Students will learn to work systematically in a specific area of chemical process technology during the semester and acquire detailed knowledge through practical work and literature studies, and theoretical work.
- The project provides the student with detailed knowledge within one or several central areas of chemical engineering within catalysis, process systems engineering, colloid and polymer chemistry, environmental engineering or reactor technology.
- Students should understand how their work connects to sustainable development in chemical engineering.
- Carry out major independent work using scientific methods, e.g. obtaining supplementary knowledge through literature studies and other source searches and combining this with own knowledge.
- Master the implementation of an independent project, and take necessary action during the project period in order to achieve the desired results,
- describe, analyse, discuss, and compare the results with relevant works and evaluate achieved results scientifically.
- Understand how their work connects to sustainable development in chemical engineering.
- Students should have the ability to apply their expertise in developing and designing solutions.
- Students should have the ability to specialize theoretically and practically within a specific topic.
- Students should have the ability to carry out independent project work, report sub-results, and write a project report according to adopted standards.
- Students know some of the concepts used to evaluate sustainability in the industry.
Learning methods and activities
The thesis is usually performed in connection with the department where the specialization has been taken in the 9th semester. The master's thesis is typically completed in the 10th semester and has a duration of 20 weeks.
The student performs independent work under supervision. The thesis can be performed in collaboration with external companies.
All students who carry out a master's thesis at the Faculty of Science must sign a supervision agreement. Standard contact time with the supervisor / s for this master's thesis at the Faculty of Science is 25 hours. Contact time beyond this depends on the chosen supervision methodology and the supervisor's discretion, and there are offers for students. It is expected that the student works independently in addition to this supervision offer.
A national scheme has been introduced for the censorship of master's theses within the MNT subjects. All master's theses submitted must be censored according to this scheme. The scheme is described on the following website: https://innsida.ntnu.no/wiki/-/wiki/Norsk/Karakterbeskrivelse+for+masteroppgaver
Further on evaluation
Evaluation is based on a written project report.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MTKJ)
Recommended previous knowledge
TKP4580 / TKP4581 Specialization prject within chemical engineering.
Textbooks and other literature such as scientific articles.
Credits: 30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: Master thesis
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- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"