In order to start working on the master’s thesis, the students must have passed examinations with no less than 75 ECTS credits in the Master programme at the beginning of the semester when the master’s thesis is to be written. The topic of the master’s thesis has to be approved by the University of Agder.
On successful completion of the master thesis, 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's 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 two students. The duration of the Master's Thesis is normally one semester, which gives an estimated workload of 800 learning hours for the student.
The master's thesis is normally carried out in the Spring semester. 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.
For every student/group there will be 10 compulsory guidance meetings. The press-release of the thesis must be submitted and approved.
Project report and oral presentation. The oral presentation can modify the grade upwards or downwards, accounting for 100% of the final grade. The grade will be on a scale.
The students choose whether they want to write the master's thesis individually or in groups of maximum two students. Students who are taking a new or postponed exam, cannot submit an improved version of the master's thesis.
Faculty of Engineering and Science