The aim of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to develop systematic understanding and critical awareness on the solution of a relevant problem in the student¿s focal area. Students will gain advanced knowledge of the research process at Master level, including a deep knowledge of selected theories. They will acquire specialized problem-solving skills, be able to plan and conduct the steps in the research or development process at a high standard. They shall take responsibility to conduct a well planned and executed project at Master level.



The student...

  • is able to demonstrate critical awareness of key theories within the focal area and the interface with related fields
  • is able to demonstrate critical awareness of key theories and the interface with related fields
  • is able to identify related problems in business and public sector and assess an appropriate methodological approach


The student...

  • is able to demonstrate advanced thinking skills (e.g., synthesis, reasoning, judgement and reflection)
  • is able to demonstrate a good understanding of the methods of research and evaluation relevant to focal area and the chosen business case of study
  • is able to conduct, report and evaluate a programme of research and solution related to a relevant problem within a business or public sector
  • is able to demonstrate competent project management skills (e.g., set objectives, plan and manage workload(s) and deliverables, monitor outcomes and manage time)

General competence

The student...

  • is able to demonstrate the ability to integrate practical business experience with relevant theories to develop the student¿s professional competence
  • is able to demonstrate the ability to reflect (critically) on content, approaches, techniques and tools
  • is able to contribute to professional knowledge and practice based on own original and high quality research and practice
  • is able to take responsibility to conduct a well planned and executed project at Master level

Emnet inngår i

Master of Applied Computer Science

Master Human-Computer Interaction


The course will be a combination of lectures, seminars, presentations, as well as literature review and writing of the thesis. The course will be given during the third and fourth semester of the programme. Each student will be assigned a supervisor from Kristiania academic staff, and will have regular contact throughout the thesis.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Participation in class: 40 hours

Seminars with preparation for presentation/discussion: 200 hours

Assessment (formative): 10 hours

Supervision 70 hours

Industry contact/experience (max 230 hours), project work, preparation of thesis: 1080 hours

Total: 1400 hours

Obligatorisk aktivitet

Coursework requirements: Consists of one or more assignments/activities that collectively must be approved

  • Deliverable 1: Research plan

  • Deliverable 2: Literature review

  • Deliverable 3: Oral status presentation

Qualified: G/IG (approved/not approved) 

Support materials: All support materials are allowed 

The coursework must be approved in order to take the final written examination in the course.


Exam type: Master thesis and adjusting oral presentation

Duration: The entire period of the course

Grading scale: Norwegian grading system using the graded scale A - F where A is the best grade, E is the lowest pass grade and F is fail 

Weighting: 100 % of overall grade

Support materials: All support materials are allowed 


See the learning outcome.