autumn 2022
EOM-3010 Project Paper in Energy, Climate and Environment - 10 ECTS

Type of course

The content of the course will depend on the planned profile of the Master's thesis, which normally is to be carried out in the following semester.

Admission requirements

The course is only available to students on the Master's degree programme in energy, climate and environment. It is not available to any other category of students as a singular or elective course.

The project has to be approved by the Programme Board. Application for approval must be submitted to the Programme Board within a deadline, which is normally 1 September in the fall semester and 1 February in the spring semester. Students apply by handing in a supervision contract along with a project description. Students must register to the exam as for ordinary courses.

Course content

One semester project for master in Energy, Climate and Environment. The subject covered will depend on the profile of the master thesis, which is offered in the following semester. Contact the Department of Geology or the Department of Physics during the 2nd semester if a project paper is desired. The projects are for groups or individual work. The project must be approved by the faculty based on an application comprising a standard application form with a project description attached.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student can :

  • develop and carry out a research project in natural science
  • develop relevant and realistic research questions
  • use theories that are relevant to their individual project
  • use methods that are adequate for the individual project
  • discuss and report the results of the study in a scientific way in relation to relevant literature in the field


Skills - The student can:

  • evaluate and analyse real and/ or simulated data
  • evaluate and analyse theories, methods and experiments that are published in journals
  • work independently with practical and theoretical problem solutions


General expertise - The student can:

  • display good communication skills in writing and presentation of scientific work, both for a general public and for specialists in the field
  • follow the code of ethics and rules of conduct in scientific work

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English or a Scandinavian language. The project paper can be written in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Individual guidance and supervision according to agreement. 1 semester duration. Maximum workload for the supervisor is 8 hours, you will receive supervision within these limits.


Examination: Date: Duration: Grade scale:
Assignment 15.12.2022 13:00 (Hand in) 1 Semesters Passed / Not Passed
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Re-sit examination

Only if a project paper is assessed as "failed", it can be submitted again in a revised form. The deadline for submitting a revised assignment is 4 weeks from the time the result is made available. 
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: EOM-3010
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