This course is an elective which aims to help students improve their research, writing, and presentation skills in preparation for the thesis. The course is handled as a seminar and in close collaboration with the selected supervisor.
Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Energy Resources
Knowledge on how to apply the scientific method
Knowledge on how to search and collect information necessary to develop a research proposal for a thesis study
Have research and knowledge skills on how to establish a problem for a thesis study
Be able to conduct basic research using library resources
Be able to give scientific presentations, both oral and written
Write a proposal to define a scientific problem
Be able to communicate effectively in a written and oral form
Define time frames and responsibilities in the definition of professional problems that may apply to real life cases
Review of key topics relevant for scientific research.
The scientific method
How to define a research project
How to write scientific articles, proposals, etc
How to make and present scientific/technical presentations
Best practices to conduct research
Required prerequisite knowledge
Must have completed at least one full semester in the master program in Petroleum Geosciences Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or Computational Engineering at UiS or equivalent
Muntlig eksamen og prosjekt rapport
Form of assessment
A - F
Continuous evaluationYou must pass all parts to pass the course. All parts must be assessed in order to receive a grade. If you fail the assessment, you must retake the following year. There are no continuation opportunities on the assessment parts. Students who wish to take these sections again must do so the next time the course has regular instruction.Course communications will be via email and Canvas. It's up to the student to make sure e-mail is set up correctly with the University.
Obligatory activity: pass 4 of 7 assignments in order to submit the semester project and make the presentation; each assignment 1 week; obligatory activities build into the semester project; pass/fail given 4 weeks before semester project due
Lisa Jean Watson
Lisa Jean Watson
Head of Department:
Alejandro Escalona Varela
Method of work
E-Lectures that are relevant to develop the scientific problem for the research paper and how to give presentations
In-class skill development workshops
Training of library computer skills
Attendance at guest lecturers from the scientific and industry community
The student's participation in the different working forms in this course is strongly recommended in order to develop skills directly related to the assignments.