TMM4960 - Engineering Design and Materials, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100 A

Course content

Academic content must be agreed with assigned supervisor within the field.

Learning outcome

Students are expected to produce a master thesis within their field of study. In general a master thesis shall show that the author has solved an industrial and / or a scientific problem independently, preferably giving some original contribution to the field. The contents of the thesis will be compared to common standards for scientific publications as far as this is relevant. Students will complete a master thesis within the field. Knowledge: Use scientific methods in the implementation of a selvstandig work in the field. Skills: Students will be able to prepare a project plan with milestones, reporting partial results and write a thesis in accordance with established standards. General competence: Documented scientific qualifications through completion of a master thesis in the field.

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.

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your masters thesis is found in Academic writing. Especially note the information given under Writing and submitting your 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 masters thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment. The deadline for submitting the masters thesis is 20 weeks from the starting date (the students have additional 6 weeks if they are writing a master 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 masters 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 masters thesis is 3 months.

Course materials

To be developed together with the supervisor as a part of the thesis work.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMM4900 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4901 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4905 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4910 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4911 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4925 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
TMM4930 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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