ACIT5910 Master's Thesis, Phase 1 Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Master's Thesis, Phase 1
Master's Degree Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
10 stp.


Phase 1 (MT-1) of the master's thesis lays the foundation for conducting a successful master project and writing the master's thesis. In this phase, you will study the relevant literature, map out the area of your master project, find and formulate problem statement and research questions, and plan the research you will conduct in your master project.


At least two subjects (20 ECTS) from the first semester must have been passed before the student can start work with MT1.


A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


On successful completion of this course the student:

  • has specialized knowledge of the research literature of the specific areas of their Master thesis



On successful completion of this course the student:

  • can clearly define and limit problem areas
  • can connect his/her own project to relevant research literature
  • can clearly formulate problem statement and research questions applicable to the area of their master project


General competence

On successful completion of this course the student:

  • can apply knowledge in new areas and plan limited projects
  • can carry out comprehensive independent literature study


This phase is the beginning of a longer research project. The content will be relative to the student's project.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Each student is appointed a supervisor when starting MT1. The work is carried out under the guidance of the appointed supervisor.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter


Vurdering og eksamen

One individual report with recommended size of 5000-10000 words

This should be a suitable and qualified document  with systematically documented research, including research methodology, project results and ethical considerations.

The exam grade can be appealed.


New/postponed exam

In case of failed exam or legal absence, the student may apply for a new or postponed exam. New or postponed exams are offered within a reasonable time span following the regular exam. The student is responsible for applying for a new/postponed exam within the time limits set by OsloMet. The Regulations for new or postponed examinations are available in Regulations relating to studies and examinations at OsloMet.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted.


Assessment is pass or fail.


Two internal examiners. External examiner is used periodically.


Professor Pedro Lind