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Degree project in Materials Technology, Master 30 credits

Examensarbete i Materialteknik, master
Second cycle, E7009T
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Engineering Materials
Subject group (SCB)
Materials Technology
Main field of study
Materials Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

At least 60 credits from completed courses required for the degree. The appointed examiner decides if the student has the depth of knowledge required for the proposed degree project.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The overall goal of the course is that the student practices, develops and is able to apply theory and methods to solve unstructured problems within the main are of study Materials Technology in the correct manner.

This means that on completion of the course the student is able to:

  • Formulate a relevant problem for investigation from a chosen subject within the subject area, Materials Technology.  
  • Apply knowledge and proficiency that has been acquired during the period of study to a complex development project or a smaller research project in an independent and systematic manner.  
  • Choose and justify the study method with explicit understanding of the influence of the choice on the results of the study.
  • Analyse and defend the problem formulated in a scientifically correct manner, whilst lacking all the information required .
  • Locate and critically review information and summarise this in a scientific manner.
  • Plan, structure and execute a research or development project.
  • Judge the scientific relevance of the results obtained.
  • Work to a timetable.
  • Express themselves well in writing and linguistically in a scientifically correct manner.
  • Create and execute a presentation of the results of the project, defending the conclusions.
  • Critically review the work of others in a constructive and scientific manner.


The content of the degree project is designed in collaboration with the supervisor.   The degree project always contains a theoretical foundation in the form of a literature survey that highlights the area of technology and the methodology, summarised in a scientific manner.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

The student independently plans and executes the degree project; the supervisor is available for assistance. A timetable for the entire project is included in the degree project, which is continuously reviewed.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.

      Written presentation of individual work.  

         In the report the student shows the ability to:

  • Justify the chosen problem of study
  • Select and justify the study methods with explicit understanding of the influence of the methods on the results of the study
  • Collect information relevant to the problem formulation with an explicit connection to the theory and methods chosen
  • Present in writing the information collected in a relevant manner
  • Analyse and defend the formulated problem from the chosen theory   and methods
  • Critically review the scientific relevance of the results obtained
  • Express themselves in writing in a correct linguistic and scientific manner.

      Oral presentation of own work
Public discussion of the work of others
Attendance at presentations of the degree project work of others.


The department provides active supervision for a period of two terms from the start of the project.
The degree project is performed individually; only in exceptional cases may at most two students carry out the degree project together.
In cases in which the degree project is carried out by two students, this shall be clearly visible in the scope and depth of the report.
An individual examiner appointed by the department responsible for the course.

Transition terms

The course corresponds to E7005T.

Individual examiner appointed

Transition terms
The course E7009T is equal to E7005T

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 3
Instruction document.

Course offered by
Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0002Public discussion of others' degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryS13
0004Accepted reportU G#30.00MandatoryS13Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Head of Department Elisabet Kassfeldt 21 Jun 2012

Last revised
by Head Faculty Programme Director Niklas Lehto 17 Feb 2021