Master's Thesis

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The project builds on knowledge obtained during the 3rd semester project

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The master’s thesis can be conducted as a long master’s thesis. If choosing to do a long master’s thesis, it has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS-credits.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge on state-of-the-art and prospective technology solutions within the ICT field, allowing for technology and service development, and understanding of the contexts in which technologies and services are conceived and developed, including user requirements, market circumstances, and policy and regulation.
  • Must have well-founded knowledge of relevant theories and methodologies at specific level as well as at synthesis level, forming the basis for the analysis and development of technology and service solutions that relate to application areas and social and business challenges.

Skills

  • Must be able to apply the mentioned knowledge and methods to analyse, design, develop and propose innovative applications, services and solutions within specific application areas of ICT, that
    • are technologically well-founded,
    • meet end-user requirements, and
    • are validated from a market and business perspective
  • Must be able to analyse the potential and the implications of new technologies for the end users and stakeholders and contribute to ICT strategies and decision-making.
  • Must be able to analyse relevant methods to solve the problem, describe and assess the application of the chosen methods and discuss how the chosen methods influence the project results

Competences

  • Must have competencies in innovation and entrepreneurship within the field of ICT
  • Must have the competency to identify and delimit relevant problems within ICT with an engineering approach and apply relevant theories, methods and experimental data
  • Must have the competency to contribute to the creative use of technologies to resolve user needs and improve organizational processes

Type of instruction

internal supervisor is assigned, who works with the primary subject within his/her research. Moreover, additional supervisors e.g. from industry can be involved in the project.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS50
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations
http:/​/​www.en.tech.aau.dk/​education-programmes/​Education+and+Programmes/​

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeESNICTEK4P3
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS50
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design