TKP4901 - Chemical Process Technology, 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 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.

Learning outcome


  • 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.

General competence:

  • 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 doing their master's thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. The standard contact period with the supervisor/s is 25 hours. Any contact between supervisor/s and student beyond this depends on the supervisor/s choice of supervision methodology. It is expected that the student works independently beyond the standard contact period. National regulation for assessment of thesis in MST subjects has been introduced. The submitted thesis will be graded according to this regulation. The regulations are described on the following website: ttps://

Course materials

Textbooks and other literature such as scientific articles.

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: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100



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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