In order to start working on the master thesis, the students must have passed examinations corresponding to 75 ECTS credits in the Master programme, within the beginning of the term when the Master Thesis is to be written. Courses which are a basis for the Master Thesis must be passed. The topic of the Master Thesis has to be approved by the University of Agder.
On successful completion of the master thesis project, the students should:
- be able to apply their knowledge in new areas within ICT
- be able to analyze ICT problems, both from a research and an industrial perspective
- have obtained skills required to analyze existing theories and methods, and to independently solve both applied and theoretical problems
- be able to apply relevant research and development methods in an independent manner
- be able to critically analyze various information sources, and apply these for structuring and formulating arguments
- be able to conduct an independent research and development project under supervision, according to governing academic and ethical research standards
- be able to convey comprehensive independent work by mastering relevant expression forms used within ICT research and development
- be able to disseminate applied and theoretical problems and solutions, orally and in writing, both to peers and to the public
- be able to contribute with innovation and new ideas both in academic and industrial ICT projects
Independent work. A supervisor will be available for regular consultations. The students choose whether they want to do the master thesis project individually or in groups of maximum three students. The duration of the Master Thesis is normally one semester, which gives an estimated work load of 800 learning hours for the student.
The master's thesis is normally carried out in the Spring semester. On application, the Faculty may approve that some students carry out their master's thesis in the Autumn semester. This is given that the student meets all the prerequisites, and that there are available supervisors.
Written report, poster, and oral presentation. The report and other submitted work can be written and presented in English, Norwegian or another Scandinavian language. Graded assessment.
The students choose whether they want to write the master thesis individually or in groups of maximum three students. The assessment given on the thesis may be individually adjusted maximum one grade up/down after the oral presentation. Students who are taking a new or postponed exam, cannot submit an improved version of the Master Thesis.
Faculty of Engineering and Science