TTM4502 - Communication Technology, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 15 minutes A
work 100/100

Course content

Preparatory project for the master's thesis. This includes:
a) Choose a research assignment, optionally an advanced development task with research elements.
b) Address the problem by, i.e., studying background literature in the field, current research literature and, if relevant, through discussions with the "problem owner".
c) Give a motivation for the assignment.
d) Describe the state of the art / research front in the field.
e) Formulate specific objective(s) / research question(s) / hypothesis(es) for the master's thesis.
f) Establish and describe a proposed method to achieve the objective(s) and, if relevant, verify the result.
g) Familiarize with and test the tools that are planned to be used in the work.
h) Prepare an initial plan for the work towards the master's thesis, i.e., a division into tasks, progress, resource utilization and milestones.
i) As far as time permits, the candidate should conduct and report preparatory work on the assignment.

Learning outcome

The student will prepare for the master's thesis by working on a research project within the chosen specialization.

A. Knowledge:
1) In-depth background knowledge of the chosen research assignment.
2) Motivation for the chosen assignment, including being able to see it in a wider context.

B. Skills:
1) Establish a complete plan for a research-oriented project, optionally with development elements.
2) Find, test and evaluate tools to handle the selected problem.

C. General competence:
1) Application of a scientific approach. As a part of this, to acquire additional information and knowledge through literature studies and similar, and to combine this with his/her current knowledge.
2) Give brief oral presentations of work and results.
3) Write project reports / project plans according to the (best) common practice.

Learning methods and activities

Individual (or group) project work with tutoring. Seminars to undergo generic elements in the project work are conducted if needed. Compulsory oral presentation of the project work. It is also compulsory to attend the entire presentation day. The course is evaluated to passed / not passed based on the submitted project report.

Further on evaluation

The written report is graded as passed / not passed. Note that in order for the report to be graded as passed, all elements c) – f) and h) listed in academic content above must be addressed in a passable manner. Similar for element g) if the planned thesis is intended to use spesific tool(s).

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Communication Technology (MSTCNNS)
Communication Technology and Digital Security (MTKOM)
Security and Cloud Computing (MSSECCLO)

Required previous knowledge

Registration to the course requires that the student is not missing more than 22.5 credits from the previous year(s) of study.
The student must be enrolled in one of the study programmes listed above or have a guest student agreement with the department of Information Security and Communication Technology.

Course materials

Background material for the individual assignments is made available to the student, usually at the beginning of the project. The student shall her-/him-self through literature search, etc. find the material necessary to complete the specialization project.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4501 7.5 01.09.2016
TTM4511 7.5 01.09.2016
TTM4521 7.5 01.09.2016
TTM4531 7.5 01.09.2016
TTM4541 7.5 01.09.2016
TTM4551 7.5 01.09.2016
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of specialization hours: 12

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Telematics
  • Information Security
  • MSc-level Engineering and Architecture
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Oral examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination A 2020-12-14 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral examination A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 100/100

Release 2020-08-17

Submission 2020-11-23

Release 12:00

Submission 12:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS work 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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