Course - Master's Thesis - TTM4905
TTM4905 - Master's Thesis
The scientific content depends on the study programme, the chosen specialisation (if applicable) and the problem addressed.
1) Gaining profound knowledge of technological solutions and methods within the subject area of the study programme, the chosen specialisation (if applicable) and the problem addressed.
2) In context of chosen problem, extending knowledge of the scientific and technological basis for the entire subject area of the study programme.
3) Insight into how research results are generated and reported within the area of the problem addressed.
1) At an advanced level, being able to conduct analysis, modeling, simulation and / or design based on knowledge of technological solutions and methods within the subject area of the study programme and the chosen specialisation (if applicable).
2) A critical and analytical attitude towards own and others work and results.
3) Being able to understand how a problem and its possible solutions contribute to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).
C. General competence:
1) Conducting a larger independent project work, including preparing a project plan with milestones and controlling progress, as well as written and oral reporting.
2) Retrieving knowledge through literature studies and other sources and combine this with knowledge and results from own research.
3) Understanding 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, supervision is given. As a main rule, meetings between supervisor 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 professor (if different from supervisor) should participate in these meetings at least once a month. Presenting the master's thesis is compulsory. It is also compulsory to attend the entire presentation day.
Further on evaluation
In his/her thesis, the student must reflect on the relevance of his/her project in terms of sustainability based on the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).
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 normally have passed all courses in his/her educational plan. Whether or not exemption is granted will depend on:
- the extent of the remaining courses - the specialization project must be completed and no more than two courses may remain -, and
- whether the remaining courses are essential for the completion of the master's thesis.
Given at the semester start.
Credits: 30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2024
Language of instruction: English
- Information Security
- Communication Technology
- Technological subjects
- Amirhosein Taherkordi
- Anamaria Costache
- Colin Alexander Boyd
- Danilo Gligoroski
- David Fonseca Palma
- Eirik Larsen Følstad
- Frank Alexander Krämer
- Iwona Maria Windekilde
- Karin Elisabeth Bernsmed
- Katina Kralevska
- Katrien Rachel W de Moor
- Kjersti Moldeklev
- Maria Bartnes
- Marie Elisabeth Gaup Moe
- Marija Gajic
- Norvald Stol
- Peter Micael Herrmann
- Poul Einar Heegaard
- Steinar Bjørnstad
- Stig Frode Mjølsnes
- Thomas Erich Zinner
- Yuming Jiang
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Examination arrangement: Master thesis and oral examination
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
- Spring ORD Oral presentation 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"