This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The master thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a given assignment. It is through this assignment that you will show your abilities and qualities as a coming engineer.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of your studies, except the
master's thesis of 60 ECTS that run over two semesters. At this stage you will have acquired
the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed and passed his or her master thesis has acquired the following learning outcomes: He/she - is able to present and communicate extensive independent work - can describe the problem clearly and masters the terms and expressions within the academic field - has acquired an overview of relevant international literature, scientific reporting and ethical standards in the field, and manages to deal critically with various sources of information - is able to analyse relevant theoretical models and/or studies supported by scientific research - masters analysis of relevant scholarly tools and techniques - is able to give an account of the academic problem and analyse results and independent conclusions according to the problem - is able to reflect upon and evaluate his/her own work in a critical manner - is able to defend high moral standards in scientific, as well as other, context, thus being a good role model


Most of the students are writing their master thesis within or in connection to a company. The company should be decided during the third semester. The thesis theme is chosen from the specialisations of the study program and/or the engineering specialisation of the student, in which primarily both technical and economic relations are handled. Upon application, two students may have common basis for their theses. The common part can at most be 50 % of the theses, and the theses are delivered and evaluated individually.

Required prerequisite knowledge

Refer to Regulations for Master's theses for requirements of study points to assign the master thesis.


Weight Duration Marks Aid
Hovedoppgave/Masteroppgave1/1 A - F
Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger, § 2-10 section 4:
A candidate will generally have one attempt at a performing examination or Bachelor's or Master's thesis.
a) Upon application, a second attempt may be granted if a candidate wishes to improve their grade. In such cases, the candidate may not be permitted to revise a previously submitted response, but must write a new response on a new basis
b) Upon application, a candidate who has not passed the bachelor's or master's thesis may be granted a second attempt. In such cases, a reworked version of the bachelor's or master's thesis may be submitted, or a completely new thesis may be submitted. This must then be submitted by the specified deadline and will count as a new exam attempt.
c) The Dean himself shall issue supplementary regulations for the completion and supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses.
Unsubmitted master`s thesis, will be registered as "fail"
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Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Atle Øglend , Roy Endre Holsvik Dahl , Tone Bruvoll , Jostein Aleksandersen, Petter Osmundsen , Kristin Helen Roll , Knut Erik Bang , Sigbjørn Landazuri Tveteraas
Course coordinator
Frank Asche
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

Independent project work under supervision

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Thesis (MINMAS_1) 30

Open to

Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 01.10.2020