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Degree project, first level (15.0 credits)

The degree project should deal with an interesting problem within the subject area. The problem may be given and defined before hand. In order for a task to be accepted as degree project, there has to be interesting problems within the subject area to investigate. The work should rest on scientific methodology and should encompass elements of investigations and analysis. 

The work may include elements of implementation but this should be of subordinate importance and the aim of it should mainly be to verify developed models and theories and be an application of chosen methodology. There are no requirements that the degree project should result in a finished product. The extent of the project should be such that it is clear that the student has performed at least two and a half effective working months.  

It is included in the project work to make a careful specification and time plan for the task and to seek and digest relevant literature for the degree project to be accounted for in a prestudy. The work is presented in a written report and in a public oral presentation.

The student should:


  • be able to apply the relevant knowledge and skills, which are acquired within the technical/main area, to a well defined problem

  • within given constraints, independently analyze and discuss non-trivial inquiries/problems and handle larger problems on the basic level within the technical/main area

  • reflect on, evaluate, and critically assess one’s own and others’ results

  • be able to document and present one’s own work, for a given target group, with requirements on structure, format, and language usage.

  • be able to identify one’s need for further knowledge and continuously develop one’s own competencies


Degree project, second level (30.0 credits)

The degree project should deal with an interesting problem within the subject area. In order for a task to be accepted as degree project, there has to be interesting problems
within the subject area to investigate. 

The work should rest on scientific methodology and should encompass elements of investigations and analysis. The work may include elements of implementation but this should be of subordinate importance and the aim of it should mainly be to verify developed models and theories and be an application of chosen methodology. There are no requirements that the degree project should result in an finished product. The extent of the project should be such that it is clear that the student has performed at least five effective working months.

It is included in the project work to make a careful specification and time plan for the
task and to seek and digest relevant literature for the degree project to be accounted for in
a prestudy. The work is presented in a written report and in a public oral presentation.

The degree project if normally carried out individually. It may also be done in pair with
another student. If the degree project is done in pair with another student it is important
that, if possible, each student’s contribution clearly can be separated in order to be able to
make a fair grading.

The student should:


  • be able to apply the relevant knowledge and skills, which are acquired within the
    technical/main area, to a given problem

  • within given constraints, even with limited information, be able to independently
    analyze and discuss complex inquiries/problems and handle larger problems on
    the advanced level within the technical/main area

  • be able to reflect on, evaluate, and critically assess one’s own and others’
    scientific results

  • be able to document and present one’s own work, for a given target group, with
    strict requirements on structure, format, and language usage.

  • be able to identify one’s need for further knowledge and continuously develop
    one’s own competencies