spring 2019

TEK-8805 Special curriculum - 5 ECTS

Last changed: 01.03.2018

The course is provided by

Faculty of Science and Technology


Tromsø |

Type of course

May not be taken as a singular course.

Course content

The special curriculum is agreed in advance between the PhD student and supervisor. ThePhD supervisor at the Faculty of Science and Technology apply for approval of the curriculumin advance, customized for each student.

Objectives of the course

Knowledge - The student:

  • will have an overview of current issues and challenges within the field of study.
  • will be able to identify viable technical/management/organizational solutions to

identified challenges.

  • will have an overview of available standards and regulations that apply .

Skills - The student:

  • can critically reflect on and apply existing theories, models, and methods.
  • will be able to extract available scientific knowledge within the field and apply it in a

specific context.

  • can work independently with practical and/or theoretical problem solving.
  • will have skills to address advanced and specialized tasks.
  • can produce a written scientific essay based on up-to-date available scientific

knowledge within the field.

Competence - The students:

  • will be able to reflect on professional practice and the state of knowledge.
  • manage academic reporting and presentation.
  • can use his/her knowledge and skills in new areas for carrying out advanced working

tasks and projects.

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Self-study, seminar/lectures or study based on national or international PhD coursesarranged by research institutions or others. Individual guidance and supervision


Oral or written exam, or the submission of a project report.


Recommended reading/syllabus

To obtain the required academic training for the PhD project, 5 or 10 credits in the trainingcomponent can be used to academically relevant special syllabus. Special syllabus must be definedfrom written references and the academic level must be at least on 8000-level as for regular courses