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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 2021-2022

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Spring, Autumn

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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
Literature work, practical work, reporting. The content will vary depending on the specific thesis topic.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Refering to Thesis Regulations regarding requisites of passed credits before the thesis work may commence.
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Thesis 1/1 Letter grades

Note that you primarily have only one attempt for writing the 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: Gopalakrishnan Kumar
Tutor: Hong Lin
Course teacher: Krista Michelle Kaster
Course teacher: Daniela Maria Pampanin
Course teacher: Einar Bakstad
Course teacher: Magne Olav Sydnes
Course teacher: Ilke Pala Ozkok
Course teacher: Steinar Sanni
Course teacher: Malcolm Andrew Kelland
Course teacher: Leif Ydstebø
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Course teacher: Roald Kommedal
Course teacher: Torleiv Bilstad
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 .
Open for
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Master Thesis in Environmental Technology (METMAS) 30
The syllabus can be found in Leganto