TTM4905 - Communication Technology, Master's Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral presentation 15 minutes A
Assignment 100/100 A

Course content

The scientific content depends on the chosen specialisation.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:

1) To gain profound knowledge of communication technological solutions and methods within the chosen main profile and problem addressed.

2) In context of chosen problem, extended knowledge of the scientific and technological basis for the entire communication technology field.

3) Insight into how research results are generated and reported within the area of the problem addressed.

B. Skills:

1) At an advanced level, be able to conduct analysis, modeling, simulation and / or design based on knowledge of communication technological solutions and methods within the chosen main profile.

2) A critical and analytical attitude towards own and others work and results.

C. General competence:

1) To conduct a larger independent project work, including preparing a project plan with milestones and controlling progress, as well as written and oral reporting.

2) Retrieve knowledge through literature studies and other sources and combine this with knowledge and results from own research.

3) Understanding of scientific working methods, as well as gaining awareness of ethical issues in research and technology.

Learning methods and activities

Independent work with a research and/or advanced development focus. The student is responsible for the choice of methodology, technical approach, progress, etc. To support the work, tutoring is given. As a main rule, meetings between tutor and student should be held every week. The student prepares a draft agenda for these meetings. Meetings via telephone- or video-conference are acceptable. The responsible teacher (if different from tutor) should participate in these meetings at least once a month. Compulsory oral presentation of the master's thesis. It is also compulsory to attend the entire presentation day.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

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

Given at the semester start.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Telematics
  • Information Security
  • Communication Technology
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Master thesis and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral presentation A 2022-12-01 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral presentation A
Room Building Number of candidates
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