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Bachelor assignment in Civil Engineering - Technical planning

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

The bachelor thesis is an independent project in which the knowledge acquired during the study program for solving a given assignment is applied. It is through this assignment that the abilities and qualities as a future engineer are demonstrated.
The assignment will normally be carried out during the last semester of studies. At this stage the knowledge and know-how needed for accomplishing a relevant assignment in the field of studies is prerequisite.

Learning outcome

The thesis for the Bachelor degree consists of an independent project in which the students are to use the knowledge they have acquired during their years of study in order to solve a given problem. Through this problem the students should show some of their skills and qualities as future engineers.
A candidate who has completed and passed the bachelor assignment should have:
  • Knowledge about and ability to apply relevant theoretical models and/or studies supported by scientific research
  • Knowledge about and reasoning behind relevant scholarly tools and techniques
  • Experience in literature search, scientific reporting and ethical standards in the field
  • Ability to critically evaluate own work

A candidate who has completed and passed the bachelor assignment should be able to:
  • work independently
  • describe the problem as presented clearly, according to the terms and expressions within the academic field
  • is able to give an account of the academic problem and link the conclusion to the problem

A candidate who has completed and passed the bachelor assignment should have general knowledge about:
  • Defending high moral standards in scientific, as well as other, context, thus being a good role model
  • Exchanging opinions and experiences with others and be able to participate in a scientific debate in a constructive and useful way
  • Determining when a scientific disagreement is of a paradigmatic nature, and be able to deal with the debate accordingly


Theses for the Bachelor degree may be very different. Many projects include design or planning tasks, while others may be more theoretical. One project may consist of an overview presenting a topic on the basis of different literature sources, a more theoretical discussion project or a project where the student must to solve a concrete problem or develop a concept or plans.
In general the report should have a clearly defined problem and answer, be well structured, easy to browse through and easy to read. Arguments for and against a given, and should be presented in a logical way.

Required prerequisite knowledge

TEKBAV Vitenskapsteori og etikk- essay
Refer to regulations for Bachelors theses for requirements of studypoints to assign the bachelor thesis>


Weight Duration Marks Aid
One approved assignment1/1 A - F
Regulations relating to studies and examinations at the University of Stavanger, § 2-10 section 4: A candidate will generally have one attempt at a performing examination or Bachelor's or Master's thesis. a) Upon application, a second attempt may be granted if a candidate wishes to improve their grade. In such cases, the candidate may not be permitted to revise a previously submitted response, but must write a new response on a new basis b) Upon application, a candidate who has not passed the bachelor's or master's thesis may be granted a second attempt. In such cases, a reworked version of the bachelor's or master's thesis may be submitted, or a completely new thesis may be submitted. This must then be submitted by the specified deadline and will count as a new exam attempt. c) The Dean himself shall issue supplementary regulations for the completion and supervision of Bachelor's and Master's theses. A bachelor´s or a master´s thesis not submitted in time will be graded Fail. Read more: http://student.uis.no/getfile.php/Intranett%20Studentsider%20og%20ansattsider/Reglar1.pdf Philosophy of science and Ethics The essay must be submitted by March 15 (the essay must be approximately 5000 words). Topic for essay (Philosophy of science or Ethics) will be selected randomly after the last lecture. The essay is submitted electronically using Canvas. Grade: Pass/No pass For students who get a no pass, an improved essay can be resubmitted within two weeks after the grades were made public. A pass is required for a student to be allowed to submit the bachelor thesis. For students who are writing their bachelor thesis during fall, the course must be taken the previous semester. It is not possible to take the course one year early for student that is writing the bachelor thesis during the spring semester. NOTE! Deadline for withdrawal during the spring semester is April 1st If the essay has been passed, but the candidate wants to resubmit the bachelor thesis (because it failed or to obtain a improved grade), the pass will stand.

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Daniela Müller-Eie , Tore Markeset
Course teacher
Rolv Arnstein Øvrelid , John Charles Grønli
Head of Department
Tore Markeset

Method of work

It is important both to the student and the advisor that a good cooperation routine is established during the execution of the project. This may e.g. take the form of regular meetings in which the student will present and discuss his/her work as it develops. Preferably the student should have written something that can form the basis of the conversation/discussion with the advisor. All students have a maximum of 5 months from the problem has been given until the report must be handed in.
Philosophy of science and Ethics: The lectures will be 4 hour per week in week 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. It is planned to stream the lectures. The essay must be submitted by March 15 (the essay must be between 7 and 10 pages). Topic for essay (Philosophy of science or Ethics) will be selected randomly after the last lecture. The essay is submitted electronically using Canvas.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Theory of Science and Ethics (BIB460_1) 5

Open to

Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme


Literatur will be published as soon as it has been prepared by the course coordinator/teacher

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 08.08.2020