Course syllabus

Masterexamensarbete i teknisk geologi
Degree Project in Engineering Geology

VTGM01, 30 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2019/20
Decided by: Faculty Board for Education
Date of Decision: 2019-04-24

General Information

Main field: Water Resources Engineering. Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits).
Elective for: MWLU2


The aim of the degree project is for the student to develop and demonstrate the requisite knowledge to work independently in the main field of the Master's programme.

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 is an independent project. It is to be executed individually or in pairs.

The degree project is to include the following assessed components:

The document describing the goals of the degree project is to be written at an early stage and must be approved by all supervisors and the examiner. It is to include a description of the problem to solve, the disciplinary foundation and proven experience on which the project is to be based, the main sources of information, and the project's expected contribution to the advancement of knowledge. The document is also to include a general description of the approach, choice of method, resource requirements and time needed. The contents of the document are to be gradually integrated in the written report.

The written report is to describe the degree project and its findings. If two students have collaborated on the project, the contribution of each student must be clearly discernible. The popular science summary is to be written in accordance with the general LTH guidelines.

The written report is to be made available in a form suitable for review at least one week before the seminar, which is to be timetabled at some point between 15 August and the Monday of Midsummer week with the exception of the period 22 December − 6 January.

The oral critical review is to be based on a fellow student's written report when it is presented at a public seminar. The review is to be documented in writing before the seminar. The author's degree project should be at advanced level. One degree project can be reviewed by more than one student.

Examination details

Grading scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Assessment: Written and oral examination. The assessed components are to demonstrate that the student has attained the learning outcomes. For a pass on the degree project, the student must have passed all assessed components within 12 months, unless there are valid reasons. The report is a public document. The assessment may not be based on classified information.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

In addition, the student must have sufficient knowledge in the subject area of the degree project, which is approved by the examiner before the project begins.

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examiner: The examiner must be a member of academic staff at Lund University who holds a PhD, and be appointed by the head of department.
Further information: One or several supervisors shall be appointed for each degree project. At least one of the supervisors (the principal supervisor) must be an employee of Lund University and hold at least a degree of licentiate or the equivalent. In addition to the principal supervisor, assistant supervisors may be appointed. The supervisors will provide continuous supervision throughout the work on the project and are to ensure that, among other things, it is possible for the student to complete the project within a period of 20 weeks of full-time study. The student can only request supervision for a period of no more than 12 months.

The student is responsible for registering his or her passed degree project in LUP Student Papers. The degree project is then approved in LUP by the department. The department is responsible for filing the report.

More information on degree project support is available at