spring 2024
INF-3990 Master's Thesis in Computer Science - 60 ECTS

Type of course

The course is solely for students on the Computer Science - master (2-year) and is not available to any other category of students as a singular or elective course. Normally, the master thesis can not be done in groups of students. Students who are admitted to the master's programme normally choose a project in the course at the latest one month before the end of the second semester. I.e. Normally, at the latest in May in the second semester for those students who were admitted in the previous autumn semester.

Course content

Master's Thesis in Computer Science. The professional content will depend on the profile of the chosen paper. Contact the Department of Computer Science no later than in the end of the second semester of the study. The master thesis project has to be approved by the Department Council according to an application in the form of a supervision contract along with a project description. Ordinary registration to the exam via Studentweb.

Objectives of the course

The student can plan and conduct a limited research project independently within the chosen discipline of computer science, and in a scientific way discuss and report the results of the study in relation to existing literature in the field.

Language of instruction and examination

The master's thesis has to be written in English or Norwegian / Scandinavian.

Teaching methods

Individual guidance and supervision according to agreement and of two semester duration. Maximum workload for the supervisor is 80 hours, you will receive supervision within these limits.


Examination: Date: Weighting: Grade scale:
Assignment 15.05.2024 23:59 (Hand in) 0/1 A–E, fail F
Oral exam 1/1 A–E, fail F
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More info about the assignment

Submission of a master thesis normally 15th of May in the spring semester and 15th of November in the autumn semester.

More info about the oral exam

The exam includes submission of an individual thesis within a set deadline, and an oral exam within 6 weeks if the submitted thesis is approved. The master's thesis and oral examination are assessed together. The oral exam can adjust the final grade one grade up or down.

The oral exam consists of a public presentation by the student of his/her work of at least 30 minutes in length with the examiners being present followed by an oral examination/conversation with the examiners about the project.

Re-sit examination

Only if a master's project has been assigned the grade "F" (fail) can the project be resubmitted in revised or supplemented form. A new deadline for submission will be stipulated. For a 60 credit master project the deadline is a further 3 months from the point in time when the candidate was informed about the failed exam result. After a thesis has been failed twice application can be made to the Department programme board in order to get a new project assignment.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 60
  • Course code: INF-3990
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