PhD Project in Computer Science (DAT930)

Project work focusing on the candidates research area.

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


Course code




Credits (ECTS)


Semester tution start

Spring, Autumn

Number of semesters


Exam semester

Spring, Autumn

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian


The project course will contain topics at the advanced level in computer science.The course is intended to bring the student to the research front in an area pertaining to his/her PhD project.

Learning outcome

After completed the course, the student shall have sufficiently detailed knowledge of the topic to be at the research front within the field and will be able to perform thorough research and development within the specific topic.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Project and oral presentation 1/1 Passed / Not Passed

Examination form depends on type of PhD project.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Tomasz Wiktorski


Tom Ryen

Head of Department:

Tom Ryen

Method of work

8 hours of project work per week. There are no ordinary lectures in this course; each student will receive

independent supervision from the selected supervisor.

Open for

PhD students in information technology

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student 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 course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


The syllabus can be found in Leganto