OPG3301 Bachelor's thesis

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Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
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Teaching semester: 
2023 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2023 Autumn
Person in charge: 
Gisle Strand
Course content

The bachelor’s thesis is to give cadets the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in service branch education at the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy. The thesis is to provide training in completing a larger assignment alone or with a group. It is to give the cadets time to study in depth and work out solving theoretical, experimental or practical issues.

Learning outcome


After completing the thesis, the cadet is able to:

  • elaborate on key topics, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods within his/her thesis area of investigation.
  • explain how the establishment and systematic completion of projects takes place.
  • demonstrate insight about the project process.


After completing the thesis, the cadet is able to:

  • apply his/her knowledge to identify, formulate, specify, plan and solve technical tasks in a systematic manner.
  • participate in the planning and completion of smaller projects.
  • find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter and present this so that it sheds light on a problem.
  • master relevant academic tools and forms of expression.

General competences

After completing the thesis, the cadet is able to:

  • work with projects as a mode of working
  • plan to carry out varied work tasks that extend over time, alone and as part of a group, and in line with ethical requirements and guidelines
  • share key subject matter such as theories, problems and solutions in writing and orally
  • exchange views and experiences with others within the subject area and through this contribute to the development of good practice
  • contribute to new thinking and innovative processes
Working and learning activities

Emphasis is to be placed on the relevance of the thesis to the Navy. The thesis topic is submitted to the Section for Naval Military Technology for approval. The bachelor's thesis is completed in the last semester. The thesis topic is chosen in the prior spring semester. Each thesis is appointed one or more academic supervisors. 

The thesis is carried out independently or in small groups, within the branch of service or across disciplines within the technical branch The thesis can, for example, be a literature review, a theoretical analysis, a computer simulation task or an experimental/practical assignment using the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy's laboratories or the Navy's materials.

The work is to be presented in writing in the form of a thesis. The paper will also be presented orally to a larger audience. 

Sensor system

The bachelor's thesis is assessed by the academic supervisor(s) and an appointed external examiner. The assessment results are to include a written description in accordance with the statutes for "Marine Engineer Standards of Competence".

Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Rapport(er) Not required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Rapport(er)
Courseworks given:
Courseworks required:
Presence required:Not required
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Bachelor thesis- SemestersA-F100Not required
Form of assessment:Bachelor thesis
Type of duration:Semesters
Grading scale:A-F
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Workload activityDurationType of durationComment
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Workload activity:Oppgaveløsning
Type of duration:Hours
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Fagråd Sjømilitær Teknologi, 18.04.2018