spring 2024
ELE-3900 Electrical Engineering, Master's thesis - 30 ECTS

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single subject.

Admission requirements

Prerequisite(s): Completed a suifficient number of courses (at least 80 ECTS) in the pertaining program.

Course content

The master thesis project represents the conclusion of the master study, where the students get an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in previous courses. The thesis assignment is formulated by the supervisor, individually or after discussion with the student and/or external participants. UiT Narvik offers a wide range of project assignments, based on internal or external research activities. The student may also suggest assignments based on their own interests or according to requests from the industry. Assignments can be extensions of project works completed previously in the study, however with broadened or deeper set or problems.

The project assignment may in general contain both theoretical and practical elements, such as mathematical modelling, system analysis, theoretical derivations and practical development. The project is individual, and the work should be performed at UiT Narvik. If the project assignment is formulated in collaboration with a specified company, it is possible for the student to work at the company for parts of the project.

The goal of the master thesis project is to provide the student with competence to carry out an individual project within a selected topic, relevant and applicable to the master program. The student will also acquire a broad knowledge of the topic through literature surveys of previous work within the field and related fields, and a profound knowledge through solving a specified problem. The final result of the project is a scientific report (thesis) with a presentation of the problem itself, the suggested solution and a discussion of employed techniques and the results. Through midterm presentation, final presentation, and creation of a scientific poster, the student will demonstrate his ability to communicate project results with an audience.

Objectives of the course

A student how has passed the course have a learning outcome as described below.


  • The student knows how to plan and execute a time-limited individual scientific project.
  • The student has extensive knowledge of theory, methods and techniques relevant for the chosen topic.


  • The student will be able to conduct a comprehensive literature review.
  • The student will be able to address, analyse and discuss a specified research problem.
  • The student will be able to describe and justify the applied methods and techniques.
  • The student will be able to critically reflect on previous and own work.
  • The student will be able to work safely in laboratories in accordance with provided health and safety procedures relevant for the chosen topic.
  • The student is able to make a scientific poster based on the thesis work
  • The student will have the skills to write a technical report.

General competence:

  • The student will be able to communicate his work to a scientific/technical audience as well as general public.
  • The student is aware of ethics and integrity in research.
  • The student have obtained awareness of the sustainability of his work with reference to the United Nations sustainability goals.

Language of instruction and examination

The language of the supervision and the thesis is English or Norwegian in agreement between the student and supervisor. Other languages has to be approved by the study leader.

Teaching methods

Independent project work with regular supervision, oral presentations and creation of a scientific poster.



Examination: Date: Grade scale:
Assignment 15.05.2024 12:00 (Hand in) A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Midterm presentation Approved – not approved
Poster Approved – not approved
Pre-project Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

The following mandatory requirements has to be completed and approved before the final thesis can be submitted:

  • The pre-project has to be approved by the supervisor
  • The midterm presentation has to be completed
  • A poster presenting the work is submitted

More info about the assignment

The thesis is assessed and awarded a grade based on the student's written report based on the assessment guidelines from UHR-MNT. As part of the assignment, the student is required to hold an oral presentation of the work and answer questions from the audience. A preliminary grade is set based on the report, where this grade may be adjusted by maximum one grade (up or down) based on the oral presentation. The presentation will be recorded and made available to the sensors of the thesis.

The duration of the presentation should be 30 minutes, including time for questions. The thesis and presentation will measure knowledge, skills and general competence.

Re-sit examination

It will be possible to submit a new thesis if the first one is not passed, but the candidate has to choose a different topic.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Narvik |
  • ECTS: 30
  • Course code: ELE-3900
  • Tidligere år og semester for dette emnet