On successful completion of the course, the student should have
This is a project course, with a subject related to one or more of the main areas on the course programme. The specific topic for the project is related to ongoing research projects in the department, or to research problems from industry partners. The project must be supported by a UiA researcher, who will also supervise the project. The main part of the project will be in the form of independent project work, carried out individually or in a group. The work can be theoretical or can be laboratory work or prototype development. System simulation and optimization is also very relevant.
The project starts with a detailed project definition with clear research goals, a literature list as well as a project plan, which shall be approved by the programme coordinator. Deliverables are project report and oral presentation, and possibly a lab prototype.
The project report shall reflect scientific method and include research problem, method, results and discussion. An abstract is mandatory.
The course can be used as a prestudy for the master's thesis project.
This course is a regular elective for the students on the master's programme, but it is also an interesting opportunity for exchange students.
Independent work under supervision. A literature review must be performed as self-study.
The course is a normal elective in the 3rd semester, and can be taken with 7,5 ECTS or 15 ECTS (ENE504), but the course can be taken also in other semesters.
For this course counting 7,5 ECTS: Estimated work load for the average student is approximately 200 hours.
Faculty of Engineering and Science