FYS4020 – Research project II
Course content will vary depending upon the actual project chosen by the supervisor. All graduate research topics do include a literature search and writing of a scientific report. The course offers a detailed project description that includes the problem, specified academic training and milestones and a list of background literature. Some but not all students will perform independent practical research and/or theoretical calculations in the chosen topic.The project is a subtask of ongoing research activities in the group and the student will be an integrated member of a project team.
The student shall obtain an in depth understanding of the chosen topic in Physics. The student will be competent in planning and executing a project as well as be trained in how to write a scientific report. The student will learn to work as part of an international team.
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Limitations depending on the number of projects offered by the department. The course is meant for international exchange students or international guest students. Please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Recommended previous knowledge
Students are advised to have a solid basis within the field of study for the research project and have a level of knowledge comparable to last year of a Norwegian Bachelor`s degree or first year of a Norwegian Master`s degree.
- 10 credits overlap with FYS4010 – Research project I
- 20 credits overlap with FYS4030 – Research project III
- 10 credits overlap with FYS-GEO4010 – Research project I (discontinued)
- 20 credits overlap with FYS-GEO4020 – Research project II (discontinued)
- 20 credits overlap with FYS-GEO4030 – Research project III (discontinued)
As the teaching might involve laboratory or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.
Access to teaching
A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.
Oral examination covering both the field of topic and the report.
There will be a thorough written evaluation of the report. Grading will be passed/failed. If the result is failed, the student may submit a revised project report within 6 weeks.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.