Master's Thesis

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The student must have knowledge, skills and competencies within the industrial design and engineering field corresponding to the completion of the MSc01 - MSc03 Industrial Design Engineering education or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of this project is to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of key competencies in a design engineering based self-driven process.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must be able to account for the relevant design related knowledge and identify design relevant problems within the chosen subject
  • Must account for the appropriate research-based knowledge in the design process
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of awareness regarding the main experiments, tests, proposals and evaluations affecting the decision-making in the design process and thoroughly account for the scientific validity of test, investigations and other type of data used in the design process
  • Must demonstrate a high degree of awareness regarding the main critical issues in the design proposal and the appropriate course of action to amend these

Skills

  • Must be able to design by integrating a desired expression and experience through form and function into technical sound products, constructions and solutions, with due consideration to state of the art technology, manufacturing abilities, costs and configuration of supply chain
  • Must demonstrate the ability to frame the design assignment using professional tools and methods and generate a design proposal based on clearly defined values, user needs and or business plan that meets predefined criteria, target values and cost range
  • Must demonstrate the ability to select, use and reflect on the appropriate methods for analysing problems, users, technologies, constructions, competitors, markets, products, strategies, companies and own design based product or solution proposals
  • Must demonstrate the ability to select and use the appropriate method, technique and tools for carrying out experiments and synthesising design based product or solution proposals
  • Must demonstrate the ability to navigate a design process, by continuously driving the design process forward by focusing on the most relevant part of the project and delimit the scope accordingly
  • Must demonstrate high skills in communicating complex problems and solutions to both peers and non-specialists

Competences

  • Must achieve a high degree of integration of selected appropriate aspects of the subject of choice, in a coherent proposal for a solution within the broad field of design engineering
  • Must be able to independently and professionally manage and facilitate a design process that integrates engineering disciplines in order to design innovative solutions that include both technical rigor and design features
  • Must be able to review the final proposal while taking into account both engineering, design and business perspectives

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
ECTS30
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeAODITM4P151
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design