The Degree project is graded by an examination committee consisting of two teachers from the Committee for Degree Projects. One of these (usually the contact person) is appointed as examiner. The examination committee consults the supervisor about how the work has been carried out, but the supervisor does not partake in the grading. External supervisors should be consulted before the grading.  The project is graded according to the A, B, C, D, E, F, or Fx.

The assessment is based on the items 1-3 in relation to the level and scope of the project.

1.  The written report

  • Science (understanding and discussing the problem, scientific attitude, discussion of results, scientifically valid conclusion)
  • Content (choice of presented material: theory, results, figures, tables)
  • Form (disposition, quality of figures and tables, proper references)
  • Language (professional expression, correct language, accurate and rigorousness)

2.  The oral presentation

  • Science (understanding of the problem, consistency with the written report)
  • Content (choice of presented material: theory, results, figures, tables)
  • Form (presentation clarity, style and rigorousness)
  • Discussion (ability to answer questions, defend the work and level of scientific discussion)

3.  Work performance (in consultation with the supervisor, who does not take part in the decision)

  • Planning and follow up, documentation of work
  • Experimental/theoretical skills, independence of supervisors
  • Ability to draw own conclusions
  • Ability to take initiative

The items are weighted according to: 50% written report, 25% oral presentation, 25% work performance.

An additional criterion is the ability to finish the project on time. Therefore there are time limits which could affect your grade.

To be eligible for A or B the report must be submitted at most 26 term weeks after the starting date for a 30-credit project, at most 39 term weeks after the starting date for a 45-credit project, and at most 52 term weeks after the starting date for a 60-credit project.

The Committee for Degree Projects can allow exceptions from this rule in the event of extenuating circumstances.

Links to the syllabi, containing further information about e.g. expected learning outcomes and examination can be found here.

       
Grade Typical score (%) Achievement level Description
A 94-100 Excellent The student has achieved all criteria in a very good way, or in a few cases a good way.
B 80-93 Very good The student has achieved the criteria in a mostly very good way, and otherwise in a good way.
C 64-79 Good The student has achieved the criteria in a mostly very good or good way, and otherwise in an adequate way.
D 50-63 Satisfactory The student has achieved all criteria in an adequate way, and in some cases in a good way.
E 33-49 Adequate The student has achieved all criteria in an at least adequate way.
Fx 30-32 Fail, some additional work required The student has achieved most criteria in an at least adequate way, but in some cases inadequate.
F 0-29 Fail, much additional work required The student shows significant inadequacies in relation to the assessment criteria.