TPK4960 - Robotics and Automation, 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 A

Course content

Industrial robotics with a focus on applications within production. This includes kinematics and programming of industrial robots, robotic welding, robotic assembly, and other industrial applications. Computer vision for use in robotic systems is an important area. Industrial computer systems for the implementation of robotic manufacturing systems, Industry 4.0, subsea control systems, and mechatronics. Automation for offshore applications with a focus on top-side automation for drilling platforms and control systems for subsea production systems for oil and gas.

Learning outcome


Knowledge of robotics, included kinematics, geometry, programming, sensor technology, and computer vision.


Develop and implement robotic systems, included programming and implementation of computer systems, sensor systems, and computer vision. Modeling, simulation, and design of control systems for offshore applications.


Competence in computer systems and robotic systems in production and automation systems for offshore applications.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with guidance and advice. The guidance and advice are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course.

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.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2025

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Production and Quality Engineering - Manufacturing Systems
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 A 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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