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NAB3030 Bachelor Project

Course description for academic year 2020/2021

Contents and structure

The Bachelor Project should include issues related to the maritime field. The project shoul primarily be tied to practical issues or challenges in Shipping Companies, maritime businesses, maritime governmental agencies or ongoing Research and Development projects at the institution.

Learning Outcome

- Knowledge:

The student

  • Have knowledge that helps the student to study a specific academic issue methodically.  
  • Have broad knowledge about key issues, theories and academic issues tied to the bachelor project.
  • Have broad knowledge about processes, tools and methodology tied to the bachelor project.
  • Are familiar with research and development within the chosen area.

- Skills:

  • Can develop further and use the knowledge they have acquired forming a practical issue, or challenges within shipping companies, maritime businesses, maritime governmental agencies or research and development work.
  • Can exert a critical understanding of the knowledge within the maritime fields.
  • Can update knowledge already achieved and collect relevant research and developmental work.
  • Can use the theories within a larger perspective.
  • Masters relevant tools, techniques and forms of expression.
  • Can find, evaluate and refer to information and scholarly subject matter and present it in a manner that sheds light on the problem.
  • Can work with others on the same level towards a common goal.
  • Is capable of solving challenges related to project work in groups in collaboration with group members.
  • Can reflect upon own academic practice and adjust it under supervision

- General qualifications:

  • Has insight in relevant issues within the maritime field.
  • Is able to plan and execute similar projects, both alone and in collaboration with others.
  • Is able to communicate the project, theories and results both in writing and orally.
  • Is aware of ethical guidelines and issues related to work with similar projects.
  • Has experience with working in groups towards a common aim.

Entry requirements

The student has to have at least 100 credits in the study program approved before they can sign up for the bachelor project with completion in the Spring semester, and a minimum of 125 credits for completion in the Fall semester.

Recommended previous knowledge


Teaching methods

The students should carry out this project in groups of 3 to 4 persons. They will receive guidance from relevant personnel. The assigned supervisor has to approve of the problem formulation.

Compulsory learning activities

A project plan with a description of the theme, a schedule and a preliminary issue has to be approved by a supervisor/responsible person within a given date.

Course in Academic Writing (will be specified in the beginning of the semester).

Oral presentation in plenary (will be specified in the beginning of the semester).


Examination of the submitted bachelor thesis.

Examination support material

All available

More about examination support material

Course reductions

  • NABP4003 - Bacheloroppgåve - Reduction: 13 studypoints