TMT4915 - Solar Cell Systems and Materials, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Masteroppgave 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.

Further on evaluation

Oral defense is required and may contribute to adjust the grade for the Master's thesis.

Course materials

Selected parts of relevant textbooks and literature articles.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2019

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Masteroppgave 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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