Morten Hallquist Rudolfsen (left) and Teodor Nilsen Aune was presented the award by Anne-Grete Ellingsen, CEO of GCE NODE.

Morten Hallquist Rudolfsen and Teodor Nilsen Aune has been awarded GCE NODE’s prize for best mechatronics master’s thesis.

The University of Agder students received the prize during a graduation ceremony at the university’s Grimstad campus Tuesday night.

According to the jury, the master’s thesis “describes a typical mechatronics product that contains elements from mechanical design, measurement techniques and advanced control technology. The assignment has been solved in an outstanding manner and a finished prototype has been demonstrated and analyzed. The students have developed their own solutions and the task they undertook is close to the research front.”

According to tradition, CEO Anne-Grete Ellingsen of GCE NODE presented the award, which includes a check for NOK 5000.

The Class of 2017 consists of a record number of master graduates from six programs:

  • Mechatronics
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Industrial Economics and Technology Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Civil and Constructional Engineering
  • Multimedia and Educational Technology

The graduation ceremony included speeches from Mayor of Grimstad Kjetil Glimsdal, CEO of Mechatronics Innovation Lab Bernt Inge Øhrn, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science Michael Rygaard Hansen, Master’s Student Tore Elias Reitan and Rector Frank Reichert.