TPK4930 - Production Management, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100 20 weeks

Learning outcome


After completion of this course, the student should have acquired in-depth knowledge within the group's topics and use of these on theoretical and industrial cases.


After completion of this course, the student will have skills related to

  • Carry out independent research and development projects based on supervision.
  • Evaluate tools, methods, concepts, technical models, calculations and solutions in an independent way.
  • Evaluate and predict technological, ethical and social effects and consequences of own work.

General competence:

After completion of this course, the student will have general competence related to

  • Work independently or in teams with technological or scientific assignments of high complexity and importance.
  • Communicate in an effective way with colleagues about own work, do dissemination of knowledge, do evaluation and work out conclusions.
  • Develop and present reports with high quality in a structured way and contribute to publication and recommendation within the technical competence.

Learning methods and activities

Independent research work.

Compulsory assignments

  • AI Declaration submission

Further on evaluation

Information about writing and submitting your master's 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 master's thesis has to be submitted in NTNU's examination system Inspera Assessment. The deadline for submitting the master's 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 master's 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 master's thesis is 3 months.

The Faculty of Engineering's standard AI-declaration must be submitted upon thesis completion.

Required previous knowledge

TPK4530 Production Management, Specialization project and TPK4430 Production Management and Logistics, or similar.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TPK4900 30.0 AUTUMN 2014
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Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Production Management
  • Operations Management and Industrial Safety
  • Production Management
  • Production Engineering/Productivity and Logistics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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