Master Thesis in Environmental Technology (MLJMAS)

The master's thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies on solving a chosen 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. At this stage you will have acquired the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in your studies.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Spring, Autumn

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Literature work, practical work, reporting. The content will vary depending on the specific thesis topic.

Learning outcome

A candidate who has completed and passed his or her master thesis has acquired the following learning outcomes:

  • 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

Required prerequisite knowledge

Refering to Regulations for Bachelor's and Master's theses regarding requisites of passed credits before the thesis work may commence.



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Thesis 9/10 4.5 Months Letter grades All
Oral presentation 1/10 Letter grades

There are two points of assessment, a publicly presented poster with preliminary data, and a written thesis. The weighting is as follows: Oral presentation (of poster): 10% Thesis: 90%.The course has an ongoing assessment. All parts must be passed in order to obtain a final grade in the course. During the semester the student will prepare a poster based on their preliminary data. This poster will be publicly presented. There is no re-sit possibilities for the presentation.Note that you primarily have only one attempt for writing the master's thesis, see section 3-10 number 4 in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger.For all information and regulations relating to bachelor and master’s thesis, see here.Deadline for withdrawal is April 1st

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Sachin Maruti Chavan

Course teacher:

Krista Michelle Kaster

Course teacher:

Daniela Maria Pampanin

Course teacher:

Magne Olav Sydnes

Course teacher:

Ilke Pala Ozkok

Course teacher:

Malcolm Andrew Kelland

Head of Department:

Ingunn Westvik Jolma

Course teacher:

Roald Kommedal

Method of work

Independent work with literature. Individual supervision in practical work and in writing reports. It is important both to the student and the advisor that a good cooperation routine is established during the execution of the project. This may e.g. take the form of regular meetings in which the student will present and discuss his/her work as it develops. Preferably the student should have written something that can form the basis of the conversation/discussion with the advisor. It is an advantage to start writing the thesis as early as possible .

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Master Thesis in Environmental Technology (METMAS_1) 30

Open for

Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course supervisor, the student union representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital subject evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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