TMT4905 - Materials Technology, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The master project includes a project work. This work will usually be linked to ongoing research activities within the department. During the semester the students will be trained to work systematic within a specific field as well as acquire detailed knowledge through both practical work and literature surveys.

Learning outcome

After completing the course the students should be able to:
- Work analytically and systematically with a given problem.
- Specialize in a specific topic within a given research field using scientific methods.
- Acquire complementary knowledge through the scientific literature and other sources and combine this knowledge with own results.
- Master the implementation of a major independent project, assess own work and take necessary action during the project period in order to achieve the desired results, and write a final report where the work is described in detail.
- Describe, discuss and assess own results and compare these to similar scientific work from literature with the aim of giving a thorough scientific explanation of the obtained results.

Learning methods and activities

All students doing their master's thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. This is done via the electronic registration system, DAIM. 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.

A national regulation for assessment of thesis in MST subjects has been introduced. Every thesis submitted as of 01/04/2014 will be graded according to this regulation. The regulations are described on the following website:
Any additional information can be found on the website of the faculty and the departments.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Light Metals Production (MSLIMETAL)
Materials Science and Engineering (MTMT)
Materials Technology (MIMT)
Silicon and Ferroalloy Production (MSSILFER)


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100
  • * 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.