ACIT5930 Master's Thesis, Phase 3 Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Master's Thesis, Phase 3
Master's Degree Programme in Applied Computer and Information Technology
30 stp.


Master's thesis is specialized individual research work in their field. Phase 3 (MT-3) is dedicated to final analysis and writing the Master's thesis. Prototypes and/or other products that are developed as part of the project can also be part of the final thesis. The Master's thesis will be presented orally.


Master's Thesis - MT1 (Phase 1) and Master's Thesis - MT2 (Phase 2) must be passed before starting on MT3 (Phase 3).

All courses must be passed before the written Master's thesis can be assessed and the oral presentation conducted. In the case of 10 ECTs missing, the program committee can grant permission to begin this course.


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 on 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 plan and carry out limited research or development projects
  • can identify types and scopes of results which are required to ensure the claims and conclusions are scientifically valid
  • can reflect on the decisions made and their consequences for the project


General competence

On successful completion of this course the student:

  • can apply knowledge and skills in new areas and carry out advanced projects
  • can analyse and deal critically with developed products or collected data
  • can carry out comprehensive independent study
  • can contribute to the innovation of their field

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Successful completion of MT-1 (Phase 1) and MT-2 (Phase 2) forms the basis for MT-3. The work is carried out under the guidance of the supervisor appointed at the start of MT-1.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter


Vurdering og eksamen

The final assessment will be based on the following four deliveries:

  • A written Master thesis (Length 75 pages +/- 15 pages using one of the available document templates).
  • Students will also submit a research paper (between 8 and 15 pages)
  • Any physical or digital artefact that has been developed by the student as part of the research project
  • Individual oral presentation (30 minutes).

The final grade will be based on all four deliveries, with the following weight:

Thesis with artefact: Thesis 70%, Research paper 10%, Artefact 10% and Oral presentation 10%.

Thesis without artefact: Thesis 75%, Research paper 15% and Oral presentation 10%.

If the student wishes to submit an artefact, the mode of submission must be approved by the supervisor beforehand and the artefact must be made available in such a way to be inspected by the examiners. In the case of a physical artefact, video and images may be used to document the properties of it, eliminating the need for a physical inspection.

There will be one grade for the thesis, paper and artefact and one for the oral presentation. The oral presentation cannot be appealed.

All exams must be passed in order to pass the course. 


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.


For the final assessment a grading scale from A to E is used, where A denotes the highest and E the lowest pass grade, and F denotes a fail.


Two external examiners will be used for the assessment.


Professor Pedro Lind