TPK4940 - Manufacturing Technology, 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

Course content

Additive manufacturing, machine tools, machining operations, vibration analysis and vibration damping in machining, manufacturing metrology and quality engineering, computer-aided design manufacturing (CAD/CAM), modelling and simulation of manufacturing systems.

Learning outcome


The student should have theoretical and practical knowledge of selected areas within the areas of engineering design and manufacturing technology for applications in various industries. The student should have knowledge of advanced programming tools and computational methods that can be used to develop modern manufacturing systems.


The student should be able to work structured with a research- and development project. The student should be able to work analytically, and apply theoretical knowledge to find solutions to complex problems. One should be able to obtain the necessary information through literature studies and from other sources, and be able to plan and carry out experiments in the laboratory. One should be able to describe project work and results in a clear report, and be able to contribute to scientific publication.

General competences:

The students should have the competence to plan and accomplish larger tasks. One should be able to analyze results, make assessments and draw relevant conclusions. One should have the competence to assess technological, ethical and social consequences of one's own work.

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

TPK4540 Manufacturing Technology, Specialization Project

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 Engineering
  • 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 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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