Course syllabus

Examensarbete i riskhantering
Degree Project in Risk Management and Safety Engineering

VBR920, 30 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: The Faculty Board
Date of Decision: 2012-12-03

General Information

Elective for: RH5


The aim of the degree project is for the student to develop and demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to work independently as an engineer.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a Pass on the degree project, the student shall

Competences and skills
For a Pass on the degree project, the student shall

Judgement and approach
For a Pass on the degree project, the student shall


The degree project comprises:

The degree project is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in groups of two. If the degree project is carried out as a group, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible.

The report is to be made available in a form suitable for examination at least one week before the seminar. The department is responsible for providing the requisite number of copies of the report. The seminar can be timetabled for a day that is not within semester periods if the student, supervisor and examiner are in agreement. It is desirable, but not obligatory, that the report is critically examined by a student also presenting a degree project at the seminar. The same report can be critically examined by several fellow students.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Written and oral examination. The student must pass all the parts of the degree project, as specified in Content below, in order for his/her degree project as a whole to pass. The report is a public document and no part may be classified information. The examiner(s) may not take into account any advance information when assessing the report.


Admission requirements:

Exemption from these requirements can only be granted by the Programmes Board and only in exceptional cases. Students must also have acquired sufficient knowledge of the field of the degree project. It is the responsibility of the examiner to assess whether this requirement has been satisfied before work on the degree project can be commenced.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The Head of Department appoints one or more lecturers with third-cycle qualifications at Lund University to act as examiner(s) for each subject undertaken as a degree project. This means that all degree projects including those written by exchange students will be examined at Lund University. The examiner decides on the grade to be awarded.
Further information: Before the student begins work on the degree project the examiner has to approve the assignment and appoint a supervisor who will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project. Supervision is designed to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the degree project within the space of 20 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of 15 months. A supervisor will be appointed from persons the examiner deems suitable. The supervisor need not be a member of the academic staff of the Faculty of Engineering. The examiner is not expected to provide the majority of the supervision. Notification of the degree project is to be made to the Student Service Office [Utbildningsservice] before work on the project commences. The Student Service Office checks that the student satisfies the requirements to commence work on the degree project. A copy of the final report of the degree project is filed in the departmental archives and the department ensures that the student has registered the passed degree project in LUP student papers.