Master thesis Structural and Mechanical Engineering (MKOMAS)
The master's thesis is an independent project in which you will apply the knowledge acquired during your studies for solving a given assignment or problem in mechanical or structural engineering. Students will show their skills, competence, abilities, creativity and critical thinking capabilities as becoming an engineer.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of the study program. At this stage, students will have acquired the relevant academic knowledge and competence needed for accomplishing a relevant assignments.
Course description for study year 2022-2023
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The master thesis is an individual project during which the candidate shows that he/she has the ability to independently make an in-depth study of a narrowly defined area. The project is concluded with a written report and will often on the basis of a relevant problem include an experimental part based on thorough theoretical studies.
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
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Master Thesis||1/1||4.5 Months||Letter grades|
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 basisb) 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.A bachelor´s or a master´s thesis not submitted in time will be graded Fail.Read more: http://student.uis.no/getfile.php/Intranett%20Studentsider%20og%20ansattsider/Reglar1.pdf