FYS2810 – Undergraduate Research I

Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

Guidelines for FYS2810.

The course consists of a research project in physics and includes writing of a scientific report. Some projects involve independent practical research and/or numerical or theoretical calculations in the chosen topic.

Learning outcome

The student shall obtain an in-depth understanding of the chosen topic. The student will be competent in planning and executing a project, as well as be trained in writing a presentation of scientific results.

Admission to the course

Admission to the course is given on the condition that the students themselves contact one or more members of the scientific staff in the desired research group at the Department of Physics before the start of the semester, and that student and teacher together agree on a research project. Final admission will only be granted when the student has agreed on a project with a supervisor and is signed by both parties. Deadline is 1st of September / 1st of February.

IMPORTANT NOTE: It is up to the student to find a suitable project in collaboration with a scientific employee. The study administration does not offer assistance for this, but the course coordinator can convey the wish for a project assignment to the correct section. This means that there is no guarantee you will be admitted even if you are interested in taking the course.

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).


Individual supervision upon agreement between professor and student. See guidelines for FYS2810.

The course may involve obligatory work in laboratory or in field. Please read the following on insurance cover for students.


Written project rapport that must be evaluated as passed in order to take the final exam.

Final exam consists of an oral presentation of the project work followed by an examination where the project will be discussed.

The result of exam/evaluation must be ready for registration by 1 January in order to be registered as passed in the previous autumn semester and by 1 July for the previous spring semester.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

If you can document that you were ill or had other valid reasons for absence, you have the right to a deferred exam according to the normal regulations.

If you fail, you may be given the opportunity to hand in a revised project reportwithin 6 weeks, if your supervisor and sensor agree that the scientific raw material is sufficient.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Nov. 27, 2020 3:11:36 PM

Facts about this course

Spring and autumn

Spring and autumn

Spring and autumn
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)