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Master Thesis in Computer Science and Engineering, MSc in Technology 30 Credits

Examensarbete i datateknik, master
Second cycle, X7003E
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2013 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Computer Science and Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Computer Technology

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


Selection C

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 relevant to a profession as Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

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 main area of study  Computer Science and Engineering .  
  • 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 complete 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 according to a timetable.
  • Express oneself 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.


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.


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 oneself 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.


Transition terms
The course X7003E is equal to SMX022

Literature. Valid from Spring 2013 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be decided at the course start.

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

0001Degree project commenced0.0U G#
0002Oral presentation and degree thesis30.0U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL 26 Jun 2012