TPD4900 - Industrial Design Engineeering, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: MasterThesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
MasterThesis 100/100

Course content

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

Learning outcome


The candidate can

  • use scientific and professional design methods in the implementation of an independent work in the field.


The candidate can

  • prepare a project plan with milestones, reporting partial results and write a thesis in accordance with established standards.

General competence:

The candidate has

  • documented scientific and professional 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

Assessment in the course is based on submitted master's thesis and additional documentation, such as models and prototypes (can be both physical and digital. All material to be considered must be submitted within in the deadline set by the department. In addition, there is a compulsory oral presentation and presentation of the results, usually 1-2 weeks after submission of the assignment. The presentation may be adjusting for the assessment of the results submitted. The Master Thesis should give satisfactory documentation of results and process. The Master Thesis should be submitted in Inspera as a PDF file edited for print in a B5 format. In addition the following is required: -A poster for the Master projects exhibition. If you fail the Master thesis you are allowed to hand in a new or revised thesis once. It is not allowed to retake the Master thesis to improve the grade. The grading deadline for Master theses is three months.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Design (MSDESIG)
Industrial Design Engineering (MTDESIG)

Required previous knowledge

The main rule is that all required courses must be passed. The faculty may accept that a maximum of 15 ECTS may remain. The prerequisite is that the remaining courses are not considered essential for the completion of the master's thesis, and that no specialization courses are missing. 12 weeks of mandatory work experience must be approved for MTDESIG

Course materials

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

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Eco Design
  • Design Strategies
  • Design Methodology
  • Interaction Design
  • Product Design


Examination arrangement: MasterThesis

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



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD MasterThesis 100/100 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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