Master’s Thesis

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Purpose:  
That students are able to formulate, analyse and help solve a current research problem in computer science in an independent, systematic and critical manner through the use of scientific theory and methodology.

Reason:
University educations are research-based educations. On the master programmes, all students must achieve in-depth insight into current research issues and methods in a way that this insight can be brought to use in solving research problems.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and overview of a current problem within the research area of computer science

Skills

  • use and reason about relevant concepts and techniques within the discipline
  • use and create theories within the discipline in the formulation and analysis of a problem within the research area
  • communicate a current computer science problem as well as the related concepts in the research area framework

Competences

  • apply concepts and reasoning within the discipline to describe and analyse a current problem within the research area

Type of instruction

Project work, including formulation, analysis and contribution to the resolution of a current research problem within computer science and usually follows the subject of the project module on the third semester (CSIT9).

Extent and expected workload

It is expected that the student uses 30 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 900 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS30
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Additional information

Contact: The Study board for Computer Science at cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeDSNCSITK401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design