TTM4502 - Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Project report and oral presentation
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral presentation 0/100 20 minutes A
Project report 100/100

Course content

Preparatory project for the master's thesis. This includes:

a) Choosing a research assignment, optionally an advanced development task with research elements.

b) Addressing the problem by studying background literature in the field, current research literature and, if relevant, through discussions with the "problem owner".

c) Describing the motivation for the assignment.

d) Describing the state of the art / research front in the field.

e) Formulating the specific objective(s) / research question(s) / hypothesis(es) for the master's thesis.

f) Describing a proposed method to achieve the objective(s) and, if relevant, verify the result.

g) Becoming familiar with the tools that are planned to be used in the work.

h) Preparing an initial plan for the work towards the master's thesis, including: description of sub-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

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) Establishing a complete plan for a research-oriented project, optionally with development elements.

2) Finding, testing and evaluating tools to handle the selected problem.

3) Reflecting upon how the chosen assignment relates to the UN sustainability goals.

C. General competence:

1) Application of scientific working methods. This includes acquiring additional information and knowledge through literature studies and similar, and combining this with one's own knowledge.

2) Giving brief oral presentations of work and results.

3) Writing project reports / project plans according to the (best) common practice.

Learning methods and activities

Individual (or group) project work with tutoring. Seminars to cover 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. Students are expected to be active in the discussions following other students' project presentations; specific responsibilities may be assigned.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance throughout the presentation day

Further on evaluation

The course is evaluated as passed / not passed based on the submitted written project report. Note that in order for the report to be graded as passed, all elements listed in the academic content above must be addressed in a passable manner.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Registration for 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 at the beginning of the project. The student must search through literature to find the material necessary to complete the specialization project.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TTM4501 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
TTM4511 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
TTM4521 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
TTM4531 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
TTM4541 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
TTM4551 7.5 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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


Examination arrangement: Project report and oral presentation

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Project report 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral presentation 0/100 A
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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