TMAT3004 - Bachelor Thesis


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Current project proposals are provided through the department's research and development work, external partners and from the student's own proposals. The course gives an introduction to project planning, report writing, source criticism and presentation methodology.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, it is expected that the student is able to: Knowledge: - Plan and complete a project work according to common project management principles. - Show width and/or depth of knowledge in the project’s subject. Skills: - Use the knowledge and skills that are aquired during the study to solve the thesis statement. - Use scientific databases for literature searches and to obtain other relevant information. - Display critical reflection on own work and the use of reliable sources. - Can work independently and cooperate with supervisors, fellow students and collaborators. - Communicate their work in a scientific way and discuss the work with professionals and fellow students. General competence: - Have insight into how research and development work takes place.

Learning methods and activities

The Bachelor thesis is conducted in groups of maximum 3 students. The group size can be adjusted in relation to the task and to ensure feasibility. Each group is assigned a main supervisor. The main emphasis of the teaching takes place through supervision. A few lectures are given (see Academic Content). Hours: Lectures (5 hours), BO Seminar (6 hours), Independent project work, including assignment writing (500 hours).

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

The course has 2 mandatory work requirements, Project Plan and BO-seminar, both of which must be passed. The basis for assessment is a written assignment, poster and oral presentation. The written assignment forms the main basis for the grade, but the poster and the oral presentation may affect the final grade. In case of documented significant mismatch between the individual students' contributions, the grade can be differentiated between the group members. New / postponed exam after further agreement.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Food Science, Technology and Sustainability (MTMAT)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires admission to the study program Bachelor in Food Technology. The student must be registered in the 3rd study year.

Course materials

Guidance booklet for the Bachelor thesis (this year's edition)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MATV3006 15.0
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Version: A
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Food Subjects


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 ALLE 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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