Long Master’s Thesis, 60 ECTS


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student has the possibility to write a Long Master’s Thesis (over 2 semesters: 60 ECTS), if the thesis is of experimental character and approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

Learning objectives


  • have expert understanding within one or a few selected elements of a central mathematical or engineering science subject area based on international research on a high level, or has a broader insight into a central mathematical or engineering subject area regarding theories and methods as well as central elements and their interrelationships
  • must be able to understand and on a scientific basis reflect upon the knowledge of the subject area and be able to identify scientific problems within mathematics and engineering science


  • must be able to identify, formulate and to analyze a scientific mathematical technological problem independently, systematically and critically
  • must be able to relate the problem to the mathematical and engineering subject area, including explaining the choices that have been made in connection to the delimitation of the problem
  • must be able to independently make and justify the choice of mathematical theories and scientific theoretical and/or experimental methods
  • must be able to independently and critically evaluate the chosen theories and methods as well as the analyses, results and conclusions in the project, both during and at the end of the project period
  • must be able to evaluate and choose between the scientific theories, methods, tools, and general skills within the mathematical subject area


  • must be able to control work and development situations which are complex, unpredictable and require new mathematical and/or engineering models or methods for solution
  • must be able to initiate and complete mathematically and/or engineering oriented collaborations, and if relevant also interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as assume professional responsibility
  • must be able to independently assume responsibility for own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Project work.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 60 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 1800 hours for the student.



Name of examLong Master’s Thesis, 60 ECTS
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations.

Facts about the module

Danish titleLangt kandidatspeciale, 60 ECTS
Module codeF-MTK-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematics, Physics and Nanotechnology
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science