TMR4510 - Marine Control Systems, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 100/100

Course content

The topic for the project thesis and the chosen combination of subjects should be consistent. The supervisor of the project thesis should approve the choice of subjects.

The students have to attend a mandatory introduction seminar to the project thesis beyond the established ECTS. The seminar has to be attended as part of the project thesis course. The seminar consists of lectures and assignments which has to be passed for the students to be allowed to hand in the project thesis. The content of the seminar prepares the student for writing their thesis; such as searching for literature, writing reports, scientific publishing and ethics.

Learning outcome

After having completed the introduction seminar to the project thesis the student shall:
Know and understand the importance of ethical research practices.
Be able to take an active role in their own skills development and learning.
Understand the importance of conducting thorough literature reviews.
Be able to perform detailed scientific literature reviews, including searching in literature databases.
Be acquainted with the desirable quality and content of independent research.
Be able to conduct accurate report writing, and thesis preparation.
Know how to increase the effectiveness of their individual research.
Know how to write concise scientific reports, including structuring, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.
Manage their project schedule and resources, managing expectations and change.
Be able to define a project description and project plan.

The student shall further in the project develop the ability to get familiar with a specific topic within marine control systems by use of scientific methods. This includes collecting information and gaining insight by studies of relevant literature and other sources of information, and combining this information with his/her own knowledge.
Moreover, the student shall be trained in carrying out an extensive project, by developing a project plan with milestones, reporting intermediate results of his/hers work and completing a project report according to recognized standards.
The project will consist of theoretical studies and analysis, computer-based simulations and in some cases experimental work.
The project work may be the basis for the MSc thesis.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, self-study, and mandatory assignment in the seminar on project work and technical writing. Otherwise, individual project work under supervision.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

The course is only accessible for students admitted to the Master programmes in Marine Technology and Engineering and ICT.

Course materials

Guideline for writing report and lecture notes.
Background material to be agreed with supervisor.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMR4700 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 100/100



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