Master's Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The master’s thesis builds upon the knowledge obtained during the 1st – 3rd semester

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • have knowledge, at the highest international level of research, of at least one of the core fields of the education
  • have comprehension of implications of research (research ethics)


  • are able to reflect on a scientific basis on their knowledge,
  • can argue for the relevance of the chosen problem to the education including specifically account for the core of the problem and the technical connections in which it appears
  • can account for possible methods to solve the problem statements of the project, describe and assess the applicability of the chosen method including account for the chosen delimitation and the way these will influence on the results of the product
  • can analyze and describe the chosen problem applying relevant theories, methods and experimental data
  • are able to describe the relevant theories and methods in a way that highlights the characteristics and hereby document knowledge of the applied theories, methods, possibilities and delimitations within the relevant problem area
  • have the ability to analyze and assess experimental data, including the effect the assessment method has on the validity of the results.


  • are able to communicate scientific problems in writing and orally to specialist and non-specialist.
  • are able to control situations that are complex, unpredictable and which require new solutions,
  • are able to independently initiate and to perform collaboration within the discipline and interdisciplinary as well, and to take professional responsibility,
  • are able to independently take responsibility for his or her own professional development and specialization.

Type of instruction

As described in the introduction to Chapter 3.

Problem based project oriented project work individual or in groups of 2-3 persons



Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
The master thesis can be conducted as a long master thesis. If choosing to do a long master 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.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeESNWCSK4P2
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design