Master’s Thesis (60 ECTS)

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The student has the possibility to write a Long Master’s Thesis (over 2 semesters), if the thesis is of experimental character. A Long Master’s Thesis can be chosen as either 45, 50, or 60 ECTS.
If choosing to do a Long Master’s Thesis, the amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.

The Master’s thesis should be approved by the Board of Studies. It will be done as problem based project work, where the student will develop:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the subject-specific methods as well as tools applied for the design, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of the biological and organic nanostructures described in the thesis
  • Knowledge of the biological, physical, and (bio)chemical principles behind the subject of the thesis

Skills

  • Ability to approach, describe, and solve a specific problem using the tools available 
  • Ability to explore and achieve sufficient understanding of the state-of-the-art within the area of the thesis subject
  • Ability to define the limits of the project
  • Ability to demonstrate scientific and professional project work
  • Ability to reflect over the obtained results

Competences

  • Applying the knowledge and skills obtained during the master program to solve the subject specific problem of the thesis with the support of the supervisor
  • Evaluate the approach, methods, and materials used for the project to fulfill the goal of the project
  • Be able to relate the problem to the relevant field/area and the obtained results
  • Be able to make and justify decisions on the relevant theories and methods

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.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis (60 ECTS)
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS60
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.
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Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale (60 ECTS)
Module codeF-NFM-K3-3
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
SemesterAutumn
ECTS60
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

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